Job Title:  Division Vice President and Business Unit Controller


Huntsville, AL, US, 35808

Business Unit:  Abaco Business Unit
Posting Date:  Nov 15, 2023
Job Description: 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Division Vice President and Business Unit Manager, the Business Unit Controller is responsible for all accounting activities and global financial operations.  This position will be a strategic business partner to the business unit leadership team by accurately measuring and forecasting operating performance related to KPIs and making recommendations for improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Maintain effective internal control of all business unit operations and locations to ensure continued protection of its assets and an accurate reporting of its financial position.
  • Provide management with monthly, quarterly, and annual reviews of the organization’s financial status and progress in its various programs and activities in accordance with the Corporations reporting formats and requirements.
  • Partner with sales and operations management to manage working capital by balancing inventory, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
  • Forecast Business Unit business activity and financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations in accordance with the Corporation’s reporting formats and requirements.
  • Direct preparation of budgets by reviewing budget proposals; prepare necessary supporting documentation and justification
  • Support audits of business units’ financials (internal and external), as well as develop/maintain internal controls and US Sarbanes Oxley-404 (SOX) testing and compliance.
  • Perform due diligence on potential acquisition targets.  Develops synergy models, business forecasts, and trend analysis to support these opportunities, as needed.
  • Support the IT strategy as defined by Director of IT, and management of information technology
  • Represent the company externally, as necessary, to government agencies, customers, suppliers, and auditors. 
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and develop department staff and conduct annual performance evaluations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA and CPA preferred


  • 10+ years of previous experience in operational accounting leadership roles
  • 2-3 years at a public accounting firm would be a plus
  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience a plus
  • Strong background in GAAP, SEC Reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance as well as Manufacturing Finance


  • Proven team player who has demonstrated capabilities in the following areas:  excellent communication, presentation, leadership and interpersonal skills, well developed problem-solving skills; solid organizational skills; and the demonstrated ability to be self-directed and effectively relate to all levels of an organization.
  • Must be a hands-on, detail-oriented individual with the ability to see the big picture.
  • Proven business partnership skills with the demonstrated ability to work in a matrix organizational environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines in a timely manner with accuracy.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with business leaders in multiple locations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and set goals and objectives to meet Business Unit goals.  This leader must have a proven ability to select talent and develop subordinates.
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the business is successful and meetings its monthly, quarterly and annual commitments
  • The right person will be ambitious and flexible who wants to learn and grow professionally
  • Computer skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Hyperion Enterprise and up to date ERP systems (SAP experience a plus).

Direct Reports

  • 4-5


Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  Yes

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

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