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Financial Controller


Job Description:

Confidential Grand Rapids, MI manufacturing company is currently seeking a Financial Controller.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the overall accounting operation, including financial reporting and budgeting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Overall operation of accounting, including financial reports and budget.
Oversight, management, and evaluation of accounting staff (including payroll administrator).
Assure that accounting personnel are properly trained, motivated, and directed to fulfill their responsibilities.
Analysis of financial statements and preparation of special reports.
Direct company’s annual audit.
Comply with company policies and procedures.
Review all journal entries for financial statements.
Review accounts payables and receivables for accuracy.
Prepare government and regulatory tax filings.
Oversee completion of payroll and HR processes.
Manage site IT/computer network.
Additional duties as assigned by management.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required, with focus on accounting and/or finance.
Minimum of ten years managing financial/accounting department.
Minimum of five years of experience in manufacturing related environment.
Proven ability to analyze financial statements and identify potential problems.
Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following: CPA and/or CMA; SAP experience.

Language Skills:

Candidate must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial statements, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, contracts, and government regulations.
Candidate should also possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, vendors, customers, and the general public is a must.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, volume, and net present value.
Ability to evaluate financial alternatives and recognize and interpret financial trends and performance.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Technical Skills:

Computer literate (MS Office including Word and Excel – SAP experience a plus).
Proficient knowledge and application of accounting principles.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.

Physical Demands:

This is not just an office job. Employee will be required to spend some time in manufacturing plant learning the process and observing/improving procedures as they relate to financial controls and procedures.

Leadership Skills:

The individual must possess the following:

Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently and the ability to lead an effective and efficient meeting.
Superior communication and teaching skills in order to function effectively as a teacher for his/her accounting personnel as well as dealing with senior management needs.
Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control under adverse conditions and can lead his/her personnel to a successful resolution.
Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback, being able to resolve conflicts either involving the supervisor directly or as a third party, understands and demonstrates positive motivational skills including coaching and delegation techniques.
Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.
Professional appearance to support his/her role as a managerial representative.

Salary commensurate with experience.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer/Veterans/Disabled (EEO/AA/Vets/Disabled) Employer, it is the Company’s policy to hire and promote the most qualified applicants and to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.

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