18-769 Manager, Operating Controls

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Boston, MA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 17, 2018
Job ID
Manager, Operating Controls
North of Boston manufacturing based financial leadership opportunity with an innovative and diversified organization!
Our client, a rapidly growing, international business unit of a successful public company is seeking a talented, self-driven and high-energy individual to serve as Manager, Operating Controls.  Making acquisitions is a strong suit for the company. Their sales grew by 50% from 2014 to 2018 and are slated to double again by 2019.  In this challenging and rewarding opportunity you will contribute as a key member of the Business Unit Finance team. 
This high-profile role requires you to oversee the integrations of successful M&A transactions and associated controls. You will be a disciplined and collaborative individual with effective leadership skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can focus individual and team energies to deliver results.  You will have a hands-on financial background and MUST have worked in industrial companies.  We are considering candidates with at least 10 years, but no more than 15 years of experience.  We are seeking an individual interested in “climbing the ladder” who has the presence, gravitas and skill set to be effective in a highly matrixed and impact oriented role.
Manager, Operating Controls Responsibilities: ?
  • Design business unit accounting procedures and standard work instructions including testing for operating effectiveness.
  • Maintain effective relationships with business unit leadership, communicate emerging best practices, and provide internal control awareness and training for managers throughout the organization.
  • Support Finance Director with business analysis. Provide data and support for operations excellence and SDP top level improvement initiatives.
  • Implement improvements and drive consistency in judgement positions and control mechanics across different business models.
  • Analyze data for deficiencies in controls, duplication of efforts, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures.
  • Inspect accounting systems to determine their access security and protective value including support for corporate and SBU finance reviews on-site in Europe and Asia.
  • Lead the quarterly and annual accounting matters review of key positions, changes in estimates and financial risks for each reporting period.
  • Work closely with Corporate Finance and Finance Director to ensure that there is adequate documentation, process flows and support for SOX/control compliance including any audit remediation actions.
  • Act as a consultant to various functional areas of the business unit with regard to financial issues.
  • Ensure the organization is in compliance with industry-related accounting practices and generally accepted accounting principles.
Manager, Operating Controls Qualifications: 
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in accounting with at least four years of accounting and managerial experience in a mid to large size, publicly held, manufacturing company (or division thereof).  Some experience at a ‘Big 4’ or ‘Tier 2” public accounting firm preferred.  
  • International experience within a global firm based in Europe or the US strongly preferred
  • Excellent working knowledge of US GAAP and working in a SOX environment is required.  Understanding of lean principles and techniques preferred.
  • Persuasive leadership skills and superb technical accounting skills to coach guide and motivate the accounting team as a valued resource to the organization. Strong competencies in emotional intelligence, leadership, continuous improvement, and business acumen.
  • Experience managing multi-site financial controls and demonstrated history of increasing responsibilities in financial leadership.
  • Data driven, analytical approach to problem solving leading to systemic improvements and lasting results. Demonstrated ability to drive process improvement is an advantage.
Application Requirements:
  • Attach your resume and a cover letter.
  • Please include your home address on your resume along with a cell phone number and personal email address.