North American Controller

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/15/2016

Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC Waterford, NY

Waterford, NY
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Based in Waterford, New York, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones, quartz and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of innovation and being first to market with performance applications that improve everyday life. Our solutions are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living and we work closely with some of the biggest brands in B2B and consumer worlds, covering a broad range of markets - from aerospace and automotive, to building and construction, personal care, and electronics.

Momentive materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Momentive, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction
This exciting opportunity is part of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Position Overview
Reporting into the America s Finance Director, this position will assist in driving controllership and compliance processes, primarily in North America and Mexico. The North Americas Controller will be responsible for coordination of efforts with all other areas of Finance to support external audits and compliance requests. The North American Controller also provides technical accounting leadership and supports various business initiatives and process changes that may introduce risk within our business processes.

Job Responsibilities
Lead region through the compilation of financial statement requirements; Review and Approval of all submissions
Support for External Auditor requests, deliverables, policy and procedure discussions
Assist Process Improvement Leader and Internal Audit with Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
Ensure region s compliance with all authoritative literature, including GAAP (US and Statutory), SEC Regulations and Momentive Policies
Support detailed Balance Sheet Analysis quarterly, by Sector, for review with Senior Management
Review select account reconciliations according to controllership guidelines
Monthly monitoring/ownership of select business critical processes (i.e. T&L Reporting, Sundry Receivables, Other Current Liabilities, etc.)
Lead initiative and oversight for future state controllership function within our business services model.
Lead various other projects/initiatives, as needed

Strategic Focus and Direction:
Supports the strategic and annual planning process for the Controllership/Business Services organization;
Has a thorough understanding of the different Finances and accounting processes;
Utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods of analyzing strategic opportunities;
Demonstrates broad knowledge and business perspective.
Trust and Teamwork:
Fosters an environment that encourages direct and open debate and results with a productive resolution of issues;
Collaborates inclusively across functional and regional barriers.
Personal Leadership:
Supports the organization and processes to attain and exceed the strategic plan and results;
Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency when meeting deadlines;
Creates and maintains a learning environment within the finance team;
Embraces a safety mindset.
Achieves Business Results:
Sets ambitious goals and high quality standards of performance for him/herself and others;
Is able to balance short/long term priorities;
Contributes in the achievement of the strategic plan and anticipates future consequences;

Minimum Qualifications
Required Work Experience:
5-8 years professional experience
Public accounting experience, preferably Big 4

Required Technical/Business Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent Accounting & Financial Analysis skills
Demonstrated Leadership skills; Ability to drive results
Efficient and Effective Project Management Skills; ability to manage various projects simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to meet commitments delivering quality results
Strong PC and systems familiarity; Experience with SAP and Strong MS Office Suite skills using Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook

Preferred Qualifications
CPA strongly preferred
Industry Experience preferred

Education Requirements
BA/BS degree required in finance, accounting, or business


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.