Job Title:  Assistant Controller


Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

Business Unit:  Sensors & Fluid Management
Posting Date:  Nov 15, 2023
Job Description: 

The Assistant Controller must effectively partner with the Business Unit Controller and his/her staff to ensure orders, revenue, profit and working capital goals are consistently met.  In support of this goal, this individual must be a strong finance leader who can effectively perform financial planning and analysis, assist in cost accounting issues as required and ensure all necessary financial controls and regulations are in place and followed. Key elements include a hands-on approach, leadership and overall business acumen. Experience in a manufacturing finance environment with a working knowledge of accounting is required, including SOX and revenue recognition procedures.  Prior experience in a public entity with a P & L of preferably $100M+ is desirable.


This position reports directly to the SFMS Business Unit Controller.
Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with Business Unit Controller and his/her staff to deliver results.
  • Directs, coordinates and participates in the preparation of annual budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation.  Recommends course corrections. 
  • Aggressively drives improvements in Working Capital.
  • Completes financial analysis, Discounted Cash Flow, ROI, Make/Buy, and other business  analysis.
  • Completes monthly financial closings, forecasting and required financial reporting.
  • Evaluate results of operations, trends, etc. and recommend courses of action and policy changes beneficial to the operation.
  • Direct supervision of subordinate finance staff.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the General Ledger and financial reporting.
  • Provides technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the function and the broader business unit.
  • Maintains effective internal controls to ensure protection of assets and an accurate reporting of financial position.  Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of accounting principles, to include SOX, revenue recognition, GAAP and Cost Accounting.
  • Ensures revenue recognition compliance

Requirements for Consideration

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance required
  • MBA preferred
  • CPA a plus
  • 7+ years in a manufacturing environment required
  • Strong people management skills
  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing/TPS experience a plus
  • Strong background in GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance as well as Manufacturing Finance.
  • Government contract accounting a plus
  • Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) a plus
  • Proven team player who has demonstrated capabilities in the following areas:  excellent communication, presentation, leadership and interpersonal skills, well developed ability to be self-directed and effectively relate to all levels of an organization
  • Looking for a hands-on individual with the ability to see the big picture
  • Proven business partnership skills with the demonstrated ability to work in a matrix organizational environment
  • Flexible and ability to work well under pressure, multi task and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff, set goals and objectives to meet organization goals as well as the proven ability to select talent and develop subordinates
  • The right person will be ambitious and flexible who wants to learn and grow
  • Professional Computer skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Hyperion Enterprise and Oracle experience a plus




Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

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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