Assistant Controller

KARL STORZ - El Segundo, CA3.8

Part-timeEstimated: $99,000 - $130,000 a year
KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG (KST), based in Tuttlingen, Germany, is a family-owned, global company committed to benefiting humanity by advancing medical technology through innovation and education.

For more than 70 years, KST has been dedicated to earning its international reputation as a leader that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical effectiveness.

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. (KSEA), an affiliate of KST, is headquartered in El Segundo, California, and is responsible for all U.S. distribution and sales of endoscopes, instruments, imaging systems, electromechanical devices, and OR1® operating room integration technologies.

What does all that mean to you?

It means you would be joining an organization where you can be proud to play a part in making a difference in people’s lives every day.

Being a part of KARL STORZ offers many additional rewards.

This includes a commitment to offering competitive compensation, as well as a 401(k) with a 60% match up to the first 6% of your base salary.

We support our employees’ health goals by providing outstanding health benefits that include, but are not limited to, medical (PPO, HRA, HSA, and flex spending), dental and vision, as well as amazing wellness programs where you can earn cash or gift cards.

We encourage work/life balance so our employees can recharge and take care of themselves. We offer new employees 3 weeks of paid vacation in the first year, 10 paid holidays and paid sick leave that can also be used to take care of immediate family members.*

We strive to continuously learn and give back to our community. We offer our employees the same opportunity through tuition reimbursement, multiple company-sponsored charitable events and corporate matching for charitable giving.

If KARL STORZ sounds like a company you would like to be a part of, we invite you to learn about our opportunity below!


We are seeking to hire an Assistant Controller to work in our El Segundo location. This position will oversee part of the accounting team, and report directly to our Controller.

Duties and responsibilities:
Oversee Corporate Accounting team
Oversee the activities of the corporate accounting department for accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, financial statements, bank compliance and annual audits,
Prepare complex journal entries
Perform variance analysis for balance sheet and income statement and other various statistical analysis
Drive monthly cost center review meetings with department managers
Review account reconciliations
Own finance master data maintenance in SAP (GL accounts, cost centers, etc..)
Coordinate and facilitate adoption of new accounting guidance

Identify and drive & cost saving opportunities
Responsible for internal controls and segregation of duties for the accounting group (AP, Payroll, AR, Corporate accounting and Operation accounting)
Lead process improvement efforts and play a key role in financial systems implementations
Lead and drive annual 401k audit
Team development and training
Support Controller on ad hoc projects
Assist in the administration of banking systems

Required Skills:
This individual will possess the following qualifications and requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business
CPA certification Solid knowledge of US GAAP
Proven ability to work with SAP (FI-CO, MM, BI, Hana)
Advanced Excel (V-lookups, pivot tables, data tables), PowerPivot and Power BI
Experience in internal control and segregation of duties management. Sarbanes Oxley experience strongly preferred.
Well organized and ability to prioritize
10+ years of experience is required with at least 4 years in a leadership role
Strong analytical skills

Preferred Skills:
MBA are a plus
Knowledge of German GAAP is a plus
Hand on experience with Tableau is a plus
Public accounting experience is highly preferred

Core Competencies:
Strong work ethic and dedication to deadlines
Attention to detail and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong desire to train and build skillsets of others

KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employee must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

KSEA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, KSEA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.


  • Field sales, internships and part-time employees are not eligible for paid time off except for where required by state law.