Assistant Controller

Lippert Components Goshen , IN 46527

Posted 2 months ago


Responsible for analyzing accounts, preparing financial statements and (on a limited basis) review and finalization of plant financial statements.

Essential Functions

Prepare internal plant financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system. Analyze information within the financial statements and completes schedules that support account balances.

Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts; reclassifying account balances.

Prepare various expense accruals and supporting schedules. Reconcile monthly activity in fixed asset accounts and compile documents to support asset balances.

Verify lives and methods are accurate and assets are capitalized in accordance with Company capitalization policies. Support the plant management by answering accounting and financial questions with research and interpretation of data. Possibly assist in periodic physical inventories, generally involving set-up of inventory tags within the system, variance report review and posting of final physical inventory figures.

Summarization of monthly plant cycle counting results and review with plant personnel responsible for maintaining cycle counting programs. Assist with questions regarding sales/use and annual property tax returns. Responsible for ensuring material/inventory costs/values are accurate and that the system is tracking costs properly.

Analyze monthly changes in material costs and provide explanations to management. Calculation of annual labor and overhead rates, review of scrap and consumption rates for various raw material items, setup of new production routings/cost categories and review bill of material costs. Analyze proposed capital projects in order to estimate the return on investment and provide direction on where funds should be spent.

Periodic lease versus buy analysis. Periodically assist in review of customer margins and provide feedback to plant management and sales team. Work with lean team to collect project data and verify savings figures reported to stakeholders.

Assist in annual budget preparation. Analysis of monthly/quarterly variances comparing actual results to budget. Check, wire, ACH approval duties.

Consistently demonstrates leadership amongst peers and receives positive feedback from the accounting group. Reports to Group Controller and, on a limited basis, responsible for ensuring staff/senior staff accountants complete monthly plant financial statements accurately and timely. Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications to gain advanced industry knowledge; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Strive for continuous process improvement. Provide both tangible and intangible savings for the Company. Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.


Ability and willingness to work with all facets of manufacturing including the accounting/finance team, plant management, Lean team, engineering and sales. Results Drive Multi task Communication Skills

Supervisory Responsibility

This role does not have any supervisory responsibility upon hiring.

Physical Demands

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Clerical- Operates office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers. Answer telephones, direct calls and take messages.

Communicates with management, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information and take instructions. Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system. Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails.

Prepare agendas for meetings and prepare schedules. Record, compile, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings.

Environmental Factors

Employees in this position may be exposed to the following:

Heat Cold Use Sharp Utensils

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements

Equipment Provided by LCI includes (if needed):

Safety Glasses Ear Plugs

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and the expected work hours are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday; weekend and overnight work is also necessary.


Local travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Accounting 5 years of professional experience in an accounting role Previous role in a cost accounting and financial close

Preferred Education & Experience

Microsoft Dynamics AX/D365 Advanced Excel skills

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass EVerify.

AAP/EEO Statement LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Other DutiesThe Assistant Controller may have access to confidential information regarding LCI, its suppliers and customers. This position has a responsibility to prevent revealing or divulging any such information unless it is necessary to do so in the performance of their duties.

Access to confidential information is on a need-to-know basis and must be authorized by management. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Pay Group : AAP/EEO Statement

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

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