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Assistant Controller

Company: Duravant
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with an over 100-year operating history. Through our portfolio of operating companies, we deliver trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management, and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks we provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets we serve. The markets are in the food processing, packaging, and material handling sectors. Duravant's market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability, and reliability.Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, we seek an Assistant Controller to join our Headquarters Finance Team. As our Assistant Controller, you will provide leadership, technical vision, and successful execution of projects.POSITION SUMMARY:The Assistant Controller leads the headquarters accounting and financial operations team. The Assistant Controller reports to the Corporate Controller.The Assistant Controller will lead the accounting processes for headquarter related activities with an eye toward enabling the growth of the overall company. The Assistant Controller will support the Corporate Controller and the Manager, Global Consolidations and Corporate Accounting in the fulfillment of their roles and the Duravant Operating Companies' accounting activities as necessary.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise the Staff Accountant
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP, with ownership for general ledger, accounts payable, corporate leases, and pension accounting
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Prepare/Review journal entries recording Corporate activities
  • Complete/Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations for Corporate level accounts
  • Prepare and submit monthly trial balance summaries for Corporate related entities
  • Own and support the review of the quarterly and annual statement of cash flows
  • Administer the company's cash management portal
  • Process bi-weekly payroll related to Headquarters staff with inputs from HR
  • Comply with Duravant accounting and finance policies and processes including the documentation of those processes
  • Assist with tax, internal controls, forecast, and external audit related activities
  • Support the preparation and issuance of UK-based operating company related statutory accounts
  • Ad hoc requests as specified by managementPOSITION SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Leveraging Technology
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Technical Job Knowledge
      • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; CPA desired
      • 5+ years of experience in a Corporate Accounting Department or Public Accounting
      • Desire to effectively and efficiently complete assigned tasks
      • Willingness to learn and ability to apply learnings against job responsibilities
      • Preferred Audit and Tax experience
      • Ability to travel up to 5% of the timeWORK ENVIRONMENT: The position is an office-based position with visits to manufacturing areas.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Keywords: Duravant, Downers Grove , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Downers Grove, Illinois

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