Assistant Controller in Cranberry Township, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

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Job Description

Primary Purpose of the job:

The Assistant Controller is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Assistant Controller is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. The Assistant Controller will have contact with business and operational lead team which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.

Major activities/Key Challenges:
  • Ensure general ledger and financial statements are complete and accurate.
  • Manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, and invoicing functions
  • Manage month end and year end accounting closing processes.
  • Ensures month end deadlines are met.
  • Ensures financial statements are accurately stated before closing the accounting period.
  • Ensure completion of Arconic’s self assessment testing (ASAT) requirements are met.
  • Ensure compliance with Arconic and business unit financial reporting requirements.
  • Perform general ledger reconciliations and account analysis.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the closing process for Oracle and JDE systems.
  • Prepare and ensure that all journal entries are prepared in accordance with GAAP and Alcoa policy.
  • Assist Controller with gathering data and preparing reports for key personnel as requested.
  • Provide analytical support in order to help drive business decisions: Product Margin Analysis, Working Capital Assessment, Risks & Opportunities, etc.
  • Support the financial forecasting, annual planning and bridging activities.
  • Assist with analysis and reporting from corporate productivity tracker.
  • Leading, supervising and coaching the development and activities of the accounting team.

Kawneer is a part of Arconic's Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business and is a leading supplier of architectural systems and services to the global construction market, with offices in 11 countries in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Kawneer's architectural systems businesses operate in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Morocco and India. The product range includes windows and doors, curtain wall systems, railings, shutters and conservatories, all engineered to work together to produce a wide-variety of standard and custom facades.

Kawneer partners with customers, communities, and the environment to achieve collective success. Through strong links with our partners, we are able to provide benefit beyond the tangible goods that we produce. For our customers, that means value added services. For our communities, that means giving back to employees and enriching the lives of the people who surround and support us. For the environment, that means being responsible in our decisions and careful in our actions.

We are committed to innovative and creative product design. Our products can meet the most exacting engineering and technical standards while overcoming sophisticated design challenges. Kawneer's design expertise, combined with aluminum's flexibility and recyclability, makes our architectural systems and products the right solutions for today and tomorrow.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in finance or accounting within a manufacturing environment.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree.
  • Communications skills – written and verbal/phone.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and human relations skills.
  • Organizational/time management skills.
  • Problem solve to “Root Cause” and understanding of lean management principles.
  • Excellent Microsoft skills (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and enhanced knowledge of Excel, Hyperion or other data reporting tools.
  • Supervision and experience within a manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Understanding of self-assessments or internal audit process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP.
  • History of forecasting, variance analysis and financial reporting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of integrated control systems.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving ability.
  • Oracle/JDE Experience preferred.
  • Self-Starter with the eagerness to seek opportunities and stretch capabilities.