Controller
MEDINA, OH Finance
Job Type
Full-time
Description

CentroMotion has an opening for a US Controller in its Carlisle Brake and Friction strategic business unit. The US Controller provides financial leadership for the Americas region, is involved in many cross discipline and strategic initiatives and is responsible for the overall quality of the accounting function. This role reports to the Global Finance Director and is responsible for all accounting functions including the balance sheet and income statement for two plant locations, a research & development center and the US cost centers.


This role serves as a business partner and assists operations and commercial leaders with financial analysis, business improvement initiatives and growth opportunities.  The US Controller is responsible for the development of finance staff and works closely with operations and supply chain teams to identify and track productivity savings and manage working capital and investments. This individual participates in monthly sales and operations planning (S&OP) meetings, is responsible for the integrity of the accounting systems and internal control environment and collaborates with the product line and commercial teams regarding customer pricing, margin reviews and contracts. This role must be a able to lead a team, be a change agent, self-motivated, have strong problem solving skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, while being detail oriented and involved in the business.


Responsibilities:

  • Direct the preparation of monthly/quarterly reports for management and lead the analysis of key financial trends and variances to forecast. 
  • Be able to explain monthly financial results (understanding key drivers and adjustments) and present to corporate, regional and strategic business unit leaders
  • Analyze cost trends, gross margin results, develop reports which highlight and communicate significant changes and provide financial guidance to the operations team on cost accounting matters.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual financial plan and monthly/weekly financial outlooks. Work closely with management to understand business conditions, drive forecast ownership and accountability in the organization.
  • Review, summarize, implement and train others on accounting requirements and finance process improvements. Foster a team environment and develop finance staff.
  • Work collaboratively with corporate functional departments related to legal matters, ERP systems, treasury management, transfer pricing, product sourcing, employee benefits etc.)
  • Design and implement improvements in financial processes to meet continuous improvement initiatives and best practices
  • Participate in other projects related to cost down initiatives, manufacturing spend and operational improvements
  • Ability to optimize cash flow, establish inventory targets with purchasing teams, coordinate accounts receivable activities with shared service center and approve capital requests. 
Requirements
  • CPA required. Bachelor degree in accounting.
  • 15+ years accounting experience with previous management role for a large industrial company
  • Successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to quickly and accurately analyze a situation and arrive at an effective fact based decision or solution.  Pragmatic approach with the ability to establish priorities.
  • Strong finance and business acumen, attention to detail and writing of commentary and analytical summaries is required 
  • Inspires and motivates all stakeholders and direct reports while constantly displaying integrity and respect
  • Anticipates changes in business conditions and ensures appropriate action is taken to account of these changes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people down, across and upwards throughout the organization.
  • Ability to travel (<10%) as required to support the business.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology including thorough understanding of ERP systems, Hyperion HFM and Microsoft Excel. 

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