Controller in Livonia, MI at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/22/2019

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    Livonia, MI
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    10 to greater than 15 years
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Job Description

The Controller will be responsible for leading and directing the Accounting and financial reporting activities of the corporation.


* Directs the preparation of all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, reports to shareholders, and reports for government regulatory agencies.

* Develops, implements and monitors accounting policies and procedures for the organization to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial information.

* Recommends modifications to existing corporate accounting disciplines and programs.

* Responsible for GAAP financial reporting, including developing and maintaining a strong control environment, interfacing with the auditors, and facilitating in the preparation of GAAP financial statements.

* Analyzes new and proposed accounting standards issued by the SEC and the FASB to determine the impact on the company. Implement new accounting policies as required.

* Prepares reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.

* Directs the interim and annual SEC reporting process. Includes the preparation of Form 10-Qs and 10-K, and the Annual Report.

* Direct the preparation of other SEC filings such as Form 8-K and registration statements.

* Provides management with timely reviews of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.

* Establishes and maintains relations with the independent public accounting firm.

* Arranges for audits of company's accounts.

* Leads the implementation of the account reconciliation policy

* Leads the corporate review of account reconciliation

* Collaborate with Internal Audit to ensure closure of any SOX/Operational audit open items.

* Performs Balance Sheet flux analysis as required

* Responsible for leading and developing the Accounting department, external reporting & consolidation team.

Competencies Required

* Good leadership and relationship management with a wide variety of partners. Collaboration and strong interpersonal skills. The ability to build credibility, trust, respect, and cooperation among team members is essential.

* Leadership skills and ability to motivate and develop a team.

* Expert understanding of financial concepts related to project evaluation, financial forecasting, and return on investment, cash flow analysis, and cost accounting.

* High level of understanding of accounting principles.

* Advanced Excel and Access skills, with particular focus on financial modeling and the use of advanced features of spreadsheets.

* The incumbent must be of high integrity and trustworthy to protect sensitive, highly confidential information.

* Ability to manage multiple projects, meeting deadlines.

* Must be able to prepare complex written reports and correspondences


* Transformational experience with building the people, process, technology of a progressive global Accounting function.

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting

* CPA Designation

* Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance

* Experience in a public accounting firm

* Experience in a manufacturing organization

Experience Required

* Minimum of ten (10) years of Accounting and SEC reporting experience

* Minimum of (10) year in leadership experience, directing and supervising employees