Assistant Controller

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Manufacturing / Diversified Company Union, NJ

Union, NJ
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New Jersey manufacturing and food company seeks an Assistant Controller

The primary responsibility of this role is to perform the monthly closing process by reviewing general ledger accounts,
preparing journal entries, reconciling accounts and other analysis to support and execute the financial close
process. This position will be responsible for maintaining timely, accurate financial records and performing financial analysis. The candidate for this position must have a clear understanding of accounting guidance and processes in consumer food products.

Role is accountable for:

Processing month-end closing transactions (including analysis, creating and posting journal entries, etc. - owning entire
month-end process from A-Z)
Analyzing and reconciling assigned accounts during the month end close;
Cost-of-Goods (COGS) and Cost-of-Goods analysis
Inventory evaluation, Mark-to-market
Accurately and efficiently ensuring that the transactions for the month are properly reported and have adequate

supporting documentation;
Reconciling sub-ledgers to general ledgers and identifying and solving any issues creating variances.
Assisting with internal and external reporting;
Creating reports and analyzing data;
Assisting with development or revamping of internal controls and policies

Participating in or leading projects, as required;

Participating in internal and external audits as well as quarterly reviews;
Technical research;
Owning processes and working to continually improve them;

Participating in and/or leading various department and organizational meetings;
Performs other related duties as required and assigned by VP Finance.

Must have:

Deep and highly diverse Accounting skills.
Leadership - Strategic Thinking - big-picture thinking, generates ideas, plans, solutions from the "40,000 foot level"; anticipates and understands the greater impact on others and the overall organization outside one's own role, functional area or region

Experience with:

Internal partners/clients - team members of all levels, global partners, leadership team members, peers, internal
VP Finance
MBA (a Plus!);
10-15 years relevant Accounting experience;
strong knowledge of US GAAP;
strong ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team and function;
Manufacturing experience (REQUIRED);
Mastery in Excel with intermediate-level skills in Word, Outlook and Access;
SAP (Preferred) (or equivalent EAS/ERP systems experience including Oracle, JD Edwards, Microsoft) (Ross system a
CPA (or currently pursuing) (a PLUS!)