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North American Controller

 

 

 North American Controller

 

About our client: They are a prominent player in the market, positioned to revolutionize the retail experience. Their organization is a force to be reckoned with and has one of the best company cultures out there! With a team of in excess of 500 professionals, they dominate the retail and distribution sectors, servicing industry leaders such as Walmart, Amazon, and major grocers across North America.

 

The Opportunity: We are seeking a financial professional to join their esteemed team as the North American Controller. Reporting directly to the CFO, this role plays a pivotal part in orchestrating their accounting & financial processes. The successful candidate will lead a team, ensuring the precision of month-end closures, financial statement preparation, and overall financial analysis.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the entire financial operation: From the meticulous execution of month-end closures to daily transaction processing and in-depth financial analysis.
  • Leadership at the Helm: Manage and lead a team of 10, comprising both direct and indirect reports.
  • Financial Governance: Spearhead the consolidation and reporting of financials for their North American entities, including intricate inter-company elimination adjustments.
  • Global Collaboration: Act as a key liaison between North America and their parent company’s Corporate Controlling team in Europe, facilitating seamless communication and analysis.
  • Analytical Expertise: Delve into variance fluctuations, providing insightful analysis to support the overarching 5-year strategic plan.
  • Empower Management: Provide essential KPIs and financial tools, enabling proactive and reactive decision-making at the leadership level.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Participate actively in the senior management team, contributing financial insights and expertise.
  • System Transition Leadership: Play a pivotal role in driving system testing and addressing financial reporting needs for an impending ERP conversion to SAP in 2024/2025.

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven managerial experience, coupled with strong verbal communication and active listening skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, demonstrating mastery in financial modeling.
  • Educational background in Accounting/Finance (Bachelor’s degree); MBA and/or CPA are advantageous.
  • Extensive experience in financial reporting, planning, and analysis within the manufacturing sector.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems, with SAP knowledge considered a strong asset.
  • Thorough understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting principles.
  • Prior experience working for or partnering with a German owned manufacturing company.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, effective problem-solving abilities, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Our Core Values:

  1. Team Accountability: The performance of your team is your responsibility; seek assistance before challenges become insurmountable.
  2. Noise Elimination: Exercise judgment and wisdom in discerning critical information from the irrelevant, irrespective of the source.
  3. Team Development: Possess the skills, commitment, and leadership necessary to guide your team towards strategic goals.
  4. Respect: Provide and encourage respectful feedback focused on development and performance.
  5. Limitless Vision: Reject limitations, both personal and organizational.
  6. Continuous Improvement: Maintain a mindset of perpetual enhancement for your department and the company.
  7. Passion: Instill passion and alignment with company objectives within your team.
  8. Urgent Productivity: Embrace a sense of urgency and productive paranoia matching the company’s leadership.

Join Our Professional Team: If you are ready to contribute your financial expertise to a company that values innovation and professionalism, apply now for the North American Controller position.

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