This is a great opportunity for an Accounting Professional who is looking for a new challenge with an established, well-respected industry leader. With dual reporting accountability to both the Director of Corporate Accounting and the subsidiary VP Manufacturing and Accounting, the Accounting Controller position is responsible for all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, and budget and forecast preparation. The position works under limited supervision and interacts with subsidiary and parent company accounting, operations, IT, and engineering personnel. The Controller needs to have a strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, manufacturing/cost accounting, and foreign currency translation transactions. The Controller will review and develop internal control policies and procedures and perform financial risk management must be assertive, lead, communicate effectively in both written and oral manners, understand accounting systems and similar technologies, and display strong analytical and problem-solving skills. This position is located at the subsidiary corporate office in a desirable southern Indiana location and provides outstanding benefits including company paid medical, 401(k) match and other generous benefits.
Oversee the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting requirements, which include reporting to Corporate (publicly traded parent company) in compliance with US GAAP, including cost accounting, and foreign entities.
Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing/billing, inventory management, general accounting, and cost accounting.
Lead efforts to improve existing ERP and accounting systems and recommend and execute improvements on such systems.
Monitor corporate tax compliance by ensuring the accurate and timely filing of all corporate sales, use and other regulatory tax returns and coordinate with Corporate Tax department as necessary.
Review existing technical accounting issues and develop measures to address them.
Coordinate internal and external audit activities.
Create and document business processes and accounting policies to ensure proper internal controls, segregation of duties and compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX).
Perform quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
Create timely monthly financial statements and reporting package for reporting to Corporate and Matrix executives and top managers.
Ensure compliance with state reporting requirements, applicable laws, and tax filings by working with internal staff, external public accountants, and the Corporate Tax department.
Execute the company’s insurance renewal process.
Assess accounting and internal control systems, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes.
Developing and monitoring business performance metrics.
Overseeing regulatory reporting, frequently including tax planning and compliance
Work with consulting/accounting firms in foreign countries who assist Matrix in accounting and tax compliance in these jurisdictions.
Supervise and manage the hiring, training, and retaining of skilled accounting staff.
Guiding financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
Other projects as assigned by Management.
10+ years' experience in a Controller or Accounting Manager role with direct supervisory/management responsibility (3-5 years of public accounting experience is preferred)
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA/CMA designation is strongly preferred.
Significant experience with general ledger functions, the monthly and annual closing process, and financial statement preparation and analysis for a domestic and international manufacturing operation.
Strong experience with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures.
Proven accounting system implementation and / or improvement and financial project management experience.
Must have an acute attention for detail, high moral integrity, strong leadership, analytical mathematical, and administration skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver quality work on tight deadlines, with strong organization and priority setting skills.
Must be able to handle confidential information appropriately, exhibiting a high degree of maturity and professionalism.
Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational and communication skills to handle a variety of tasks and projects.
A general inquisitiveness and willingness to lead and administer process improvement.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary.
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external contacts.
Knowledge of US federal and international regulations on taxes and reporting a plus.
Proficient with Office 365, specifically Excel.
Experience with Oracle and/or NetSuite ERP software a plus.