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Company: Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:


The position of Controller will report to the Sr. Vice-President of Finance and will have primary responsibilities to manage the accounting functions including general accounting, financial reporting, income and sales taxes, audits, and payroll. Responsibilities include ensuring the integrity of controls, the accuracy and timeliness of the financial statements, in addition to the preparation of financial reports used both in Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America (SNDSA) as well as submitted to our parent company, Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd (SNDSJ) together with Sharp Corporation in the US and Japan (66% owner of the joint venture). Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of the SNDSA financial statements, including responsibilities for direct and indirect reports.
  • Manage monthly financial close and ensure completion in a timely manner to meet month end reporting deadlines.
  • Oversee the accounts receivable and credit & collections function, together with the AR team at Sharp Electronics Corporation (shared service provider in NJ). Manage to metrics to improve cash flow and minimize write-offs.
  • Support the accounts payable function performed by Sharp Electronics Corporation to ensure timely processing and recording of all invoices.
  • Maintain system of internal control and maintain compliance with Japan Sarbanes Oxley (JSOX) requirements and related reporting including NEC / NDSJ Financial monitoring process.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with all SNDS and Sharp financial policies including expenditure authorizations and purchase requests.
  • With the support of the Sr. Financial Analyst, manage the monthly forecasting process and annual budget in coordination with SIICA and Japan guidance.
  • Manage treasury functions day to day, the credit card program, and relationships with our banking partners.
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of month-end management reports, and SNDSJ / Sharp monthly reporting.
  • Manage the relationship with the external tax advisors (currently Forvis) to ensure tax provisions are correctly calculated and recorded.
  • Ensure that all tax filings sales and use taxes as well as state and federal income taxes are completed and filed on a timely basis (with support from tax advisors) and ensure that tax payments are made on time.
  • Keep Sr. VP of Finance apprised of all control weaknesses and deficiencies, reporting errors, fraud or other suspected accounting irregularities or ethical issues within SNDSA that may become known.
  • Manage some of the complex monthly accruals (e.g. warranty, deferred revenue / revenue recognition) and calculate journal entries.
  • Interact with other functional areas (sales, marketing, service, sales operations, etc.) to assist with business processes, controls, and reporting issues.
  • Coach, mentor and develop direct reports. Manage work assignments and staffing needs.
  • Perform other projects and reporting as requested by the Sr. VP of Finance.
  • Review and approval of journal entries and account reconciliations of direct reports.
  • Ensure complete, accurate, and timely responses to SNDSJ and Sharp Corporation/Sharp US/SIICA
  • Coordinate audits from external and internal auditors, as well as audits related to income and sales taxes.
  • Maintenance and oversight of financial systems (e.g. SAP, Emburse (expense reports), payroll).
  • Some travel may be required but it is expected that this will be minimal (less than 10%).
    Mandatory Qualifications, Inclusive of Education:
    • Minimum ten years of accounting and finance experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
    • Experience with a public accounting firm and/or larger multinational corporations with complex accounting and reporting issues.
    • Experience with income taxes, sales taxes, and payroll tax filings.
    • Strong interpersonal and as well as both written and verbal communications skills.
    • Excellent mathematical and analysis skills are required.
    • Minimal travel, up to 10%.
    • Experience with SAP ERP and / or Business Intelligence (BI) tools is highly desirable.
    • CPA and / or MBA is desirable.

Keywords: Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc, Downers Grove , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Downers Grove, Illinois

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