Controller

It's an exciting time at Metrohm USA!

We are the North American division of world-renown Metrohm AG (Herisau, Switzerland), an industry leader in laboratory instruments and accessories for analytical testing/research. We are looking for a Controller to head our Finance team in Riverview, Florida. It's your chance to be a part of a dynamic team and make an immediate impact!

The Controller position is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or Metrohm financial reporting standards.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  2. Manage outsourced functions (payroll, sales tax reporting, etc.)
  3. Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
  4. Oversee the accounting and payroll operations of Metrohm Canada, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
  5. Develop and oversee the annual sales, expense and profit budget for the company.
  6. Coordination of our annual insurance renewal with corporate broker.
  7. Oversee the operations of the vehicle fleet.
  8. Oversee the operations of the expense reimbursement system.
  9. Oversee the corporate credit card program.
  1. Supervise the accounting department staff and provide adequate and timely performance feedback.

Transactional Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  2. Ensure that established credit policy is followed and that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  3. Process payroll in a timely manner and error free.
  4. Manage the incentive compensation system
  5. Ensure that periodic bank and general ledger account reconciliations are completed
  6. Maintain an orderly accounting document archive system
  7. Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

Reporting

  1. Issue timely, accurate and complete financial statements
  2. Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations (DSO, Cash Flow, etc.)
  3. Calculate and report on financial and operating metrics
  4. Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  5. Calculate P/L variances from the budget and last year, and report significant issues to management
  6. Provide for a system of management cost center reporting
  7. Provide ad-hoc financial analyses as needed, in particular for CAPEX, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Compliance

  1. Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  2. Monitor cash levels and compliance with corporate FX/hedging initiatives.
  3. Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and Federal and State income tax and sales tax filings.
  4. Manage and track the performance of fixed assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines, together with accounting for depreciation.
  5. Manage tax reporting and filling for all payroll and corporate taxes for Metrohm Canada.

Additional Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers

Education and Qualifications: The controller should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.  Preference will be to also have a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations as well as an MBA or Master’s in Accounting degree.

Working Conditions: Primarily in an office environment. Will be expected to travel as needed to company subsidiaries, as well as to potential acquisition targets to conduct due diligence.

Learn more and apply here.