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Corporate Controller

Company: Parker and Lynch
Location: Wayne
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

International stable growing manufacturer and distributer of food products is looking for a dynamic driven Corporate Controller> This position will officially be located in the Wayne NJ HQ but can work a hybrid/remote work schedule. Corporate Controller is accountable for executing all accounting and reporting activities The position requires a high level of business acumen obtained from an in-depth understanding of the business operations, external factors, which may impact the business and the economic conditions of the markets, and customers the company serves. This position is very hands on, the Corporate Controller will expand the scope of this position beyond the traditional accounting roles, becoming a key member of the Management Team. The Corporate Controller has the responsibility to analyze ongoing and proposed spending by the company to look for ways to improve efficiency and lower costs while supporting overall quality and customer service goals. All the above requirements are to be completed in a financially responsible manner which protects company assets and supports long term growth of the business. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:

  • Preparation and timely presentation of detailed monthly financial reports to key leaders
  • Provide analysis of results and recommend actions to the Senior Leadership Team
  • Take leadership role executing the refinancing existing credit facility
  • Assist in successfully implementing financial portion of new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (Sage X3 - Go Live Q2, 2022)
  • Ensure the integrity of inventory and receivables as reported in the financial statements and bank reporting
  • Oversight of annual external audit, bank audits, and inventory appraisal
  • Adept making high level financial presentations
  • Lead the preparation of the annual Budget, and Reforecasts
  • Ensure integrity of computer systems, including interface between financial, ERP, WMS, and EDI systems.
  • Manage and develop the professional Finance & Accounting Team REQUIRMENTS:
    • BS degree in Accounting / Finance - CPA, CMA or MBA is a plus
    • 7+ years of progressively responsible food related industry experience
    • Experience streamlining processes and systems a plus
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to build cross functional relationships and affect change for the organization
    • Strong, analytical/problem solving, organizational skills, team building, and people development skills
    • Background in dairy or food or consumer goods industryDISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
      • Works in a leadership capacity positively influencing employees across functional areas
      • Ability to frequently lead and/or participate in project work of importance to the company, which result in clear and actionable analyses and recommendations
      • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial setting, while maintaining necessary controls to ensure proper accountability
      • Responsive - recognizes the need to quickly address customer and management needs
      • Demonstrates ability to successfully drive projects through to completion on a wide variety of business issues
      • Flexible and adaptable to changing business demands
      • Influential - can work effectively with different management styles
      • Self starter with the ability to develop and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environmentKEY ATTRIBUTES / BUSINESS STYLES REQUIRED FROM CANDIDATE:
        • Ability to influence organizational changes through strong cross functional relationships
        • Sees oneself as a proactive change agent (does not accept status quo)
        • Comfortable managing through changing priorities
        • Ability to see the big picture and intellectual curiosity to get into the details to drive results
        • Ability to develop and lead the Finance & Accounting organization
        • In depth Accounting technical background with ability to see different points of view
        • Significant experience streamlining processes, strengthening internal controls, and
        • Experience managing banking relationships and reporting requirements

Keywords: Parker and Lynch, Wayne , Corporate Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Wayne, New Jersey

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