Assistant Controller

Dyno Nobel - Salt Lake City, UT (30+ days ago)3.7

Responsible for maintaining control of the accounting systems, monthly, half year and yearly accounting close process. Manage preparation of monthly, half year, year end and Balance Sheet Review reporting required by Parent Company.
Researches and provides solutions to complex IFRS and AIFRS accounting/reporting issues.
Manages DNA Cash Management department (DNA) and treasury functions.
Manages the monthly accounting and annual external audits of Canadian Joint Ventures.

Role Competencies:
Broad knowledge of financial accounting standards (IFRS) and government regulations.
Ability to multi-task and meet and exceed deadlines on assigned projects.
Understanding of DNA P&L, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet.
Understanding of DNA Cash Management processes.
Understanding of DNA corporate inventory.
Understanding of Equity Method Accounting.
Understanding of how financial transaction move through the IPL/ Dyno Nobel system and through HFM (consolidation tool).
Strong analytical skills.
Knowledge of Financial ratios.
Knowledge of SAP, Hyperion.

Essential Functions:
Comply with applicable regulatory health and safety policies and practices in order to ensure personal safety and the safety of all employees, company assets, environment and regulatory compliance.
Develop and prepare standard and non-standard reports and statements in order to assist management and maintain the DNA reporting index.
Maintain the DNA accounting system master data requests (new companies, general ledger accounts, internal orders, etc).
Create and/or modify month end close process, including repeating journals, accounting accruals, SAP CO allocations.
Interaction with and manage both internal and external auditors providing supporting documentation and detailed information on a semi-annual and annual basis.
Coordination of semi-annual IPL Balance Sheet Review process.
Manage IPL half year and year end reporting packages.
Manage the DNA 3 tier account reconciliation process.
Manage statutory accounts, financial upload, and reporting (monthly, semi-annual, annual) of DNA joint ventures.
Manage the semi-annual Letter of Assurance process for DNA.
Manage intercompany relationships across DNA and IPL.
Manage communications with IPL treasury and provide insight into DNA cash flow (forecast).
Assist with the annual Canadian joint venture audits (QDNI, DWEI).
Oversee completion of standard daily operations of assigned area of accounting system in order to provide business information to management and field personnel.
Analyze financial statements and other reports, note trends and deviations from standard operations, and may analyze information in order to provide management with appropriate and timely business information.
Manage monthly reporting and key insight into DNA trade working capital balances
On-going participation in financial process improvements.
Participation in EBIT enhancing activities to maximize shareholder return.
Communicate with supervisors; managers; and other business, corporate, accounting, and finance staffs in order to obtain and exchange information.

Decision Making Authority:
DNA cash management, working capital management.

Major Challenges:
Meeting all financial reporting timelines; working with advanced reporting tools; communications amongst various employees.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.
Master’s Degree in Accounting preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

3-5 years’ experience in Public Accounting Environment (Preferred) or 5 years’ experience in accounting, knowledge of consolidation and expertise in Microsoft office.

Leadership Skills:
Ability to train and teach the accounting systems and basic accounting functions.
Language Skills

Ability to communicate with non -Finance staff to help them understand the accounting principles they need when inputting data into SAP.
Second Language (French/Spanish) an advantage.
Mathematical Skills

Ability to create and follow complex formulas and relationships in worksheets.
Computer Skills

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) , Lotus Notes, SAP financial modules (example – FI,AP, AR, cost and profit center accounting), Business Warehouse and advanced knowledge of consolidation systems.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graph, etc).
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Work Environment and Physical Conditions

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Generally work in an office environment.
Long periods of computer and office machine use.
Requires sitting, stooping and kneeling for filing, use of hands and fingers, ability to talk and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to walk short distances.
The employee may need to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.