Controller in City of Industry, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/15/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    135 North Unruh Avenue
    City of Industry, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking a Controller for our aerospace fastener plant in City of Industry, CA.
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.  Headquartered in Torrance, CA; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations.  AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).
Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources, and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.
Essential Functions:
•         Develops policies and procedures relative to the organization's accounting practices.
•         Oversees the activities of the general and property accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, budgetary controls and occasionally the data processing functions of the corporation.
•         Plans and directs accounting activities within a finance department or division of an organization by performing the following duties, personally or through subordinates.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
•         Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting, and/or payroll.
•         Manage team by establishing monthly and quarterly performance goals, allocating resources, assessing annual performance, and determining individual merit, incentive and/or promotional increases in support of company goals.
•         Prepare the location’s annual financial budget for presentation to HQ.
•         Daily engagement with Operations to provide a financial perspective during decision making and ensure compliance.
•         Oversee general accounting, property accounting, inventory control, internal auditing, office equipment control and record retention programs.
•         Direct the preparation of statistics for periodic and yearly financial statements, including the preparation of charts and graphs showing progress, conditions and results.
•         Responsible for the 8-hour closing process on WD1 and reporting of results to HQ.
•         Develop and monitor inventory control procedures affecting all warehouse operations and take physical inventories.
•         Co-ordinate the preparation of the location’s capital expenditure requests for submission to HQ for approval, ensuring all requirements are fulfilled.
•         Consolidate capital assets, maintenance and company operating budgets, check appropriate requests against approved budgets for availability of fund prior to commitment and exercise accounting control to ensure that budgeted expenditures do not exceed amounts authorized.
•         Interpret operating results as the affect the financial aspects of the organization and make specific recommendations which will result in cost reduction and profit improvement.
•         Directs internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls. Co-ordinates preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting.
•         Co-ordinate the location’s ASAT (audit self-assessment tool) program for monitoring internal controls and identifying areas for improvement. Ensure full compliance with SOX and US GAAP requirements as per Company policies.
•         Preparation of rolling quarterly forecasts and bridge comparisons with prior versions and periods.
•         Develop the location’s Finance team and ensure direct reports are challenged and cross-functional to ensure task coverage.
•         Support other Controllers within the Division in specific areas of acquired expertise.
•         Co-ordination with shared services on GL, AR, AP and Credit.


Basic Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree, in finance or accounting.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in finance
  • Ability to use Microsoft programs with intermediate proficiency (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • 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.
    • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA from an accredited institution 

  • 3 years’ finance experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience of using manufacturing ERP systems such as SAP or QAD
  • Experience of leading a Finance team or function.