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Controller

Job Locations US-MA-Andover
Job ID
2018-1198
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) is a specialty platform company in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets. We focus on accelerating organic growth through building world class organizations and technologies, and then augmenting it with strategic acquisitions.  This is accomplished by building outstanding management teams and strong brands that contribute to our platform growth.

 

They are looking for an expereinced Controller to lead and manage the financial accounting operations of the company.  This individual is responsible for overseeing and managing the preparation of all financial statements and management reporting, including the establishment of appropriate financial policies, procedures, internal controls and financial reporting systems. The Controller is the leader of the Accounting and Finance Department and ensures timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with GAAP and company policies and is guided by a comprehensive set of controls & budgets designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy and integrity of the company's reported financial results. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain well documented systems of accounting policies and procedures, and guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Oversee the timely and accurate preparation of general ledger entries, asset management, capital accruals and reconciliation of general ledger accounts.  Ensure effective and efficient processes and controls
  • Maximizes return and limits risks by developing and instituting appropriate internal controls
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of GAAP in order to facilitate the processing of timely and accurate accounting entries and disclosures.  Area of focus includes financial statement preparation, and asset management
  • Coordinate period end and year end company financial statements
  • Primary audit contact
  • Validate and prepare financial reports for management, including reports for senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing and consolidating data and recommending plans
  • Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Provide consultative and analytic support on accounting issues to Company's operations
  • Review financial data to ensure compliance with accounting rules
  • Perform complex financial analysis and coordinate strategic and process development initiatives with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Lead and facilitate the testing and implementation of new automated systems and enhancements to existing systems.  Ensuring proper training to all department members and impacted company personnel
  • Coordinate activities with external auditors during financial statement preparation process
  • Approve general ledger entries and account reconcilements
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions
  • Maintains and builds financial team by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Maintains financial team performance results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential
  • Participate in annual physical inventory

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA and/or CMA preferred
  • 10+ years of related experience, e.g., Assistant Controller (or higher level) experience in a manufacturing environment with a minimum of $50M in annual revenues
  • 10-15 years of Manufacturing Inventory Cost Accounting experience required
  • Experience working in a multi-state business environment
  • Leadership, coaching and professional managerial/supervisory experience
  • Highly motivated and self-starting individual with track record of meeting deadlines and achieving objectives
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage time lines and deliverables

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