Controller - Client Opening

Rehmann Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 1 week ago

The Organization is a manufacturer of custom components for various industries, including construction, aircraft, automotive and others. Markets for products are primarily the United States and Canada.

The Controller is responsible for the accounting and risk management operations as a consolidated company, which includes the development and monitoring of accounting systems designed to protect company assets and report accurate financial results. This is a hands-on, multifaceted position responsible for consolidated accounting, month-end close and preparation/analysis of financial statements for subsidiaries and wholly owned entities. This includes ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller will manage the daily cash management reporting and flash reports.

Functional Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Assist in formulating the company's future direction and support tactical initiatives

  • Monitor and direct the financial aspects of strategic business plans

  • Assist in the development of financial and tax strategies

  • Assist in implementing and managing a budget of both revenue and expenses (both operating and capital)

  • Develop performance measures that monitor the Company's strategic direction


  • Manage the daily operations, with input to the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

  • Assist third parties for outsourced accounting and/or financial functions

  • Maintain a strong internal control system

  • Oversee the company's transaction processing systems

  • Develop and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures

  • Provide oversight and support to subsidiary and wholly owned entities' accounting staff


  • Work closely with subsidiary company personnel responsible for daily oversight of outstanding accounts receivable and accounts payable

  • Support subsidiary company personnel in preparing monthly fixed asset, prepaid and accrued expense reconciliations

  • Ensure the accuracy of inventory accounting and reporting to physical/cycle counts

  • Processing of executive level payroll and maintenance of all executive compensation related records

  • Ensure completion of monthly bank reconciliations

  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis

  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system with adequate back-up of electronic files

  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions


  • Prepare consolidated internal interim financial statements for parent company and all subsidiaries

  • Coordinate the preparation of annual financial statements with outside accountant

  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of Company operations and provide periodic reports of the same

  • Manage the preparation of an annual budget and forecast

  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management

  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Risk Management

  • Understand key elements of the Company's risk profile

  • Maintain appropriate insurance records and acts as Company liaison to insurance company

  • Report risk issues to the Vice Chairman and CEO

  • Maintain relations with external accountants and evaluate their findings and recommendations

Financing and Cash Flow Management

  • Monitor cash balances and forecast cash flow/requirements

  • Make bank deposits and manage cash outflows to subsidiary companies for paying payables

  • Monitor payables to assure adequate funds are available to meet obligations

  • Analysis of cash needs, line of credit monitoring, bank negotiations


  • Assist outside CPA firm with documentation/financials needs for various tax returns, filings, year-end financial statements and projects

  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants

  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements, tax filings, and records maintenance

Third Parties

  • Report required information to banks and other entities

  • Maintain relationships with banks, insurance providers, auditors, and all other third-party

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent business experience with 8+ years of progressively responsible experience with a major company or accounting

  • Multi-location, multi-company accounting experience required

  • Experience in partnering with executive leadership

  • High-level written and oral communication skills

  • CPA or CMA designation preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have proven ability to perform direct professional accounting duties for Company while providing support and insight to other corporate contacts including consolidating subsidiary financial results with parent-entity.

  • Highly developed customer relations and communication skill to interface with internal and external clients

  • Provide financial analysis and high-level decision making to various accounting related issues

  • Exceptional organizational ability

  • Timely and responsive under deadline

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