Division Controller


Billerica MA


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Job ID: EB-1235409410
Category: Accounting & Finance
Location: Billerica, MA

Our client is a successful private equity backed global manufacturing company located in the greater Boston area seeking a Business Unit Controller. With 100m in revenue and 100 employees globally, this role will be the head of finance and accounting for the division reporting directly to the Corporate CFO.


• Oversee the coordination and control of the daily operation of the division’s accounting and financial reporting activities
• Provide leadership for streamlining and improving business processes
• Partner with business leadership to provide transparency for production costs, facility expenses, and profitability through creation of customized reports, dashboards, etc.
• Direct and manage the division’s business’ monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement closing processes
• Lead the division’s budgeting process
• Forecasting the impact of business decisions and expected outcomes on all financial results
• Manage the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results for the division
• Design and create actionable presentations that effectively communicate key financial and operational messages. Understand the importance of both the content presented as well as the way it is visually shown (including creating/contributing to materials for the Board of Directors, external investors, executive leaders, and others)
• Provide meaningful variance analysis comparing financial results with all relevant comparison points. Provide business narrative to bring the figures to life and drive action. Execute insightful scenario planning and sensitivity analytics
• Leverage financial expertise and robust business acumen to provide comprehensive decision support. Actively contribute to the creation of strategic and tactical plans
• Create actionable management reporting and dynamic dashboards to drive a deep understanding of financial and operational performance, using key performance indicators (KPIs)
• Will help lead the migration of acquired companies legacy ERPs onto the division’s existing Global ERP
• Design, implement and maintain accounting processes, procedures, and related internal controls
• Responsible for supervising, hiring, training, retaining, and developing staff as needed in accordance with the company’s objectives
• Being the division’s point of contact for all auditor requests
• Interface extensively with various groups throughout the organization as well as the executive team
• Minimal travel (once or twice quarterly)


• Minimum of eight years of accounting experience
• Public Accounting experience a plus
• Experience as a Controller in a manufacturing company (specialty chemicals is ideal)
• Global experience working with international entities, including FX and other challenges related to consolidation and transfer pricing required
• Experience working with small-midsize industrial companies, either as a public-accountant to, or an employee for those organizations
• A team-player leader, with relationship skills to establish the accounting function as a value-add to operations leadership
• Problem-solving and analytical skills are a must; also, must have a thorough understanding of business processes and internal controls
• Ability to identify business improvement opportunities and work as a partner with operations, manufacturing, and sales to capitalize on those opportunities
• Acquisition integration experience required
• Solid technical accounting experience
• Adept with ERP systems including their implementation into newly acquired companies
• Familiarity with BI / data visualization tools
• Ability to lead, motive and coach employees
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Experience with process design and implementation in accounting area
• Experience interacting effectively across an organization


• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required
• Master’s degree is preferred
• CPA is preferred


• Strong leadership style demonstrated by the establishment and clear communication of expectations for performance and the development of a team of highly competent subordinates
• An entrepreneurial orientation with demonstrated ability to thrive during fast-paced change
• An open, outgoing, and positive personal style characterized by regular communication and involvement at all management levels
• Well organized, capable of establishing and maintaining proper priorities and handling a variety of detailed activities
• Strong analytical skills and high intellectual capacity
• A preference for empowering subordinates, delegating authority, and monitoring results
• A team player, willing to put aside personal agendas to further the needs of the organization
• A self-starter who works well without close supervision
• Ability to create and present persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to board of directors, top management, employees, and media

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