Controller

Employer
AIUS
Location
Greenbelt, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
OVERVIEW: PURPOSE To provide Financial Control, Reporting, Planning, Analysis, and Oversight for LafargeHolcim US Mid-Atlantic Region ACM Business. Support the regional management structure by providing clear and accurate financial results and analysis to enable the local management to make informed financial decisions and plans, while also ensuring compliance with company and statutory financial guidelines. RESPONSIBILITIES: KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas * Prepare financial and operational reports and analysis to support the business decision making process. Provide advice and counsel business unit and executive management on the financial consequences of business decisions * Responsible for collecting, analyzing and compiling data from all accounting functions necessary for monthly reporting * Coordinate, support and manage the regional budgeting, forecasting, and planning process * Actively participates with corporate finance and other Controllers on initiatives to improve processes, develop new financial system applications and upgrade existing applications * Provide corporate finance with information necessary to support corporate level analysis and bench marking initiatives * Direct the development, preparation and maintenance of various financial and operational plans and reports * Develop and implement control systems to ensure compliance with company financial policy and statutory requirements * Educate management and staff on financial processes/policies and the financial impact of business and operational decision * Focus on cost controlling and reduction initiatives and ensure that unfavourable variances are addressed in a timely manner * Regional super user of SAP. Ability to coach and walk through various transactions within SAP to plant & regional personnel * Multitask to support multiple product lines/GMs with distinctly different requirements * Deputize for Regional Controller as and when required RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS: * Highly visible role within regional business providing financial support to regional senior management team * Acts as deputy to GM at times, confidant to GM * Finance & Controlling covers all areas of the business and therefore need to interact with all aspects of the regional business * Close liaison with Regional & Corporate Finance teams * Work closely with Credit, Billing & Procurement * Ability to work well with shared services QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Required Education: Bachelor's/University Degree Preferred field of study: Accountancy or Finance Other Training/Certifications Preferred: CPA/CMA/CFA or MBA with emphasis in Finance/Accounting Required Work Experience: 5-7 years, preferably within the construction/manufacturing industry. Cost accounting experience a plus Travel Requirements: Minimal less than 20%. Position is based in Greenbelt, MD. Travel required to local operations to assist business. Computer and Software Skills: MS Office-Required. SAP, BPC, Oracle/JDE, Google suite strongly preferred Other: * Strong technical accounting skills. * Proven leadership, project management and analytical skills. * Strong Management skills in leading and motivating employees along with driving results. * Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving and organizational skills. * Ability to analyze business conditions and build partnerships across functions. * Ability to be responsive and persuasive at all levels of the organization. * Effective communication and analytical skills. * Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects / priorities. * Strong customer focus and sense of urgency to business needs. * Financial modeling experience in Excel and in Planning Programs REQUIRED LANGUAGE: Ability to read, write and speak English. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled AMERICA\'S JOB EXCHANGE SOURCE CODES: AJETR+00, AJETR+01, AJETR+02 ,AJETR+03, AJETR+04, AJETR+05, AJETR+06, AJETR+07, AJETR+08 STATE SPECIFIC SOURCE CODE: AJETR+MD