External Job Posting – Assistant Controller
McWane is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
Summary: Plans and directs accounting activities within the department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include those listed below. Other duties may be assigned. This position is a full time (minimum 40 hours per week) on-site position.
Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting and/or payroll.
Supervises and participates in the preparation of various financial statements and reports.
Directs the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures.
Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records.
Directs and participates in cost analyses and rate studies.
Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenues.
Directs internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls.
Establishes system controls for new financial systems and develops procedures to improve existing systems.
Coordinates preparation of external audit materials.
Reviews financial statements with management personnel.
Transmits direct deposits to banks for payroll.
Directs the installation and maintenance of new accounting, timekeeping, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls.
Observes and enforces all Company, housekeeping, safety and plant policies and procedures.
Communicates effectively with others.
Keeps supervisor informed of important matters as they arise.
Works within budget constraints.
Exercises delegated authority for personnel management matters.
Trains, develops, mentors and assists subordinates.
Motivates and encourages teamwork within the department to ensure goals are met.
Fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
Fosters positive work relationships.
Performs duties of those supervised, as needed.
Performs duties in Controller’s absence.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises accountants. Carries out managerial and supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Change Management - Develops creative and workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
Diversity – Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; supports affirmative action and diversity.
Interpersonal Skills – Inspires the trust of others; approaches others in a tactful manner; focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; builds positive work relationships; reacts well under pressure and keeps emotions under control; gives and welcomes feedback.
Judgment – Identifies problems; makes decisions based on sound, accurate judgment; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
Manages Others – Leads by example; includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; continually works to improve supervisory skills; balances team and individual responsibilities; puts success of team above own interests; builds morale and employee commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust; facilitates cooperation and motivates employees to accomplish goals.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens effectively; obtains clarification; conveys information and ideas in understandable terms at all levels of the organization and through proper channels; participates in meetings; responds well to questions; demonstrates effective presentation skills in small and large groups.
Organizational Support – Upholds organizational goals and values; ensures that subordinate supervisors and workers comply with Company policies, procedures and processes.
Planning/Organizing - Determines goals, objectives and priorities; plans work activities; delegates work assignments matching the responsibility to the person; develops realistic action plans; designs work flows and procedures; plans for additional resources; completes administrative tasks correctly and timely; uses time efficiently; adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, interruptions or unexpected events.
Problem Solving – Reads, analyzes, interprets and synthesizes complex or diverse information skillfully; identifies and defines problems, weighs relevance and accuracy of information; collects and researches data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions; develops and evaluates alternative solutions; makes sound decisions; resolves problems; uses logic even when dealing with emotional topics; works well independently; works well in group problem solving situations.
Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; behaves in an honest, fair and ethical manner; shows consistency in words and actions; accepts responsibility for own actions; reacts well under pressure; follows through on commitments; models high standards of ethics; maintains confidentiality.
Project Management - Plans, develops and coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; aligns work with strategic goals; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Quality Management - Creates and maintains a culture of continuous improvement; demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail; fosters quality focus in others; monitors work of others to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.
Safety and Security - Observes and enforces safety and security policies and procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports and addresses potentially unsafe conditions; ensures that equipment and materials are used properly.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others; makes effective use of technology to achieve results.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; designs work flow, prepares reports, business correspondence, work instructions, operating procedures and other required documents; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Accounting, Finance or Business plus five or more years’ accounting/finance experience required; OR equivalent combination of related education and experience. MBA a plus.
Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Windows, Office programs and applications such as word processing, email, database management and spreadsheets.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations and Company policies and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively, present information clearly and respond to questions from groups, clients, customers, employees of the organization and the general public.
Management Skills: Ability to work with a diverse group of people and encourage and motivate people to take ownership and pride of their work.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions furnished in written, oral, mathematical, diagram or schedule form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CPA, CMA, CGMA are desired, but not required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually in an office environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme heat/cold, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibration and high noise level. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.