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Assistant Controller

Peabody, MA 01960

Posted: 01/18/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 540689 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

We are a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion.

The Assistant Business Unit Controller reports to the Finance DVP & BU Controller and manages and coordinates the daily accounting function for the business. This includes mentoring the accounting staff, responsible for Financial Closing, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, and ensuring compliance with accounting procedures and internal controls. 

• Develop business relationships with functional leadership team and act as Finance Partner
• Drive monthly financial close process ensuring accurate financial results and requirements are complete within corporate timelines
• Maintain the closing of financial systems including
o Maintenance of GL accounts
o Preparation of applicable journal entries
o Review of GL account reconciliations
• Upload monthly financial information to the corporate HFM system and reconcile Trial Balances to the consolidated reports
• Evaluate accounting policies and procedural control systems and work to improve effectiveness and compliance. This includes monthly SOX testing and upkeep of required documentation in the Corporate SOX database.
• Assist with the preparation of the annual operating budget and upload of all budget information into the HFM system
• Coordinate the collection of all pertinent information required by the Corporate Tax Department

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred
  • 5-7 years’ of related accounting experience
  • Strong proficiency with office productivity applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Word, Adobe)
  • Experience with Microsoft Navision ERP software and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) preferred
  • Must be able to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to details
  • Work requires effective oral and written communications skills as well as a strong analytical acumen
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