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Assistant Controller [KSI]

Company: Kee Safety
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description Description: Who is Kee Safety? Separating People from Hazards is our life's work. Kee Safety, Inc. is the North American business operation of Kee Safety, Ltd. in the United Kingdom. We maintain a strong sales presence here in the USA with our manufacturing and warehouse center headquartered in Buffalo, New York. Kee Safety is the leading global supplier of safety systems and solutions. When you join the Kee Safety Team, you are not only aligning yourself with the leading safety and fall prevention experts in North America but with people who are passionate about fall prevention, safety, and who care about their company and its customers. What Can We Offer You? We are most proud of our employees and our culture. We believe in our employees and understand that when they are engaged, and they are happy - they will thrive and our business will grow. Our corporate culture includes:A strong, collaborative work environmentTraining and development opportunities for personal and professional growthLife-long friendshipsOur Kee Giving Sponsorship Program: Kee Safety will donate to community initiatives that employees support outside of work Job Specification The Assistant Controller will work alongside the Corporate Controller, to assist with the delivery of the business units financial and operational information and assists with the strategic objectives. The Assistant Controller is responsible for and will provide accurate and timely financial information with analysis and recommendations in a format which enables the business to make effective decisions and plan its strategies, ensuring that the business achieves its targets. The role will be a key member of the Business unit management team and the North American Finance team. This role will form an integral part of the North American Finance function and will have day to day responsibility for the Business unit financial and operational reporting. It will interface with the Accounts Payable and Receivable functions as well as the Payroll departments. They will have responsibility for timely and accurate reporting of the business unit's ERP system and well as Hyperion based reporting system. The Assistant Controller is responsible for the daily, weekly and monthly reporting, the monthly close, planning and coordinating plant budget and business planning activities in alignment with corporate policies and practices. The incumbent will provide financial direction and recommendations to improve site performance. The Assistant Controller is a proactive business partner to the Corporate Controller as well as the North American accounting team; providing management of financial activities and working with the site leadership team, and all departments and levels of employees to drive company growth and initiatives. Key Responsibilities We measure impact by your successful ability to:Provide analysis, management reporting, planning, and accounting support to our growing global businessPrepare balance sheets and profit and loss statements, and other financial reportsComplete balance sheet reconciliationResponsibilities also include:Financial month end close processDaily, weekly and monthly reporting and commentaryFinancial analysis and comparison's of current results to prior year and planCreating and preparing financial analysisTrack and communicate capital expenditure projectsExcess and obsolete inventory reviewCollection of accounts receivableAd hoc reportingAssisting departments and other business unit accounting personnelSpecial projects as assigned by Vice President of Finance/Corporate Controller or the CFO of North AmericaSupport the group's health and safety policy by helping to ensure a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitorsAny other tasks as assigned by the Vice President of Finance/Corporate Controller. Daily ActivitiesBuild a daily communications rapport with the accounting staff of your Business units, tackling financial issues, strategic direction and day to day financial tasksEnsure all reconciliations of cash, bank, Fixed Assets, and PrepaidsProvide support to the back-office team to ensure they are providing robust, reliable, timely and accurate data and systems in the following financial functions -Accounts payableAccounts receivableRecording payroll expense and accruals in the general ledgerHelp manage and undertake accuracy, timely update and maintenance of all financial information contained within the business systemsBe involved in annual inventory counts and where appropriate implement random spot checks through the year based upon riskReview, adjust and maintain all financial control processes on an ongoing basis to ensure control is maintained Requirements: Education, Experience and Skills Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent; Master's degree a plus CPA a plus, but not required6-8 years proven experience, preferably in a private sector, multi-site organization; multi-country experience a plusAdvanced proficiency in MS Excel (V look ups, pivot tables), Word, Outlook, data mining and ERP systemsQuickBooks, Solomon and Hyperion system experience a plusStrong knowledge of US financial regulatory and statutory requirements including familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the accounting and finance field, including cost accountingExcellent communication skills, written and verbal Excellent organization, scheduling, planning, record keeping skills Individual characteristics The Assistant Controller is ready to provide strong financial guidance to the organizations they oversee. Someone who is self-motivated, a self-starter, someone who can manage the financial responsibilities of the business unit from top to bottom. Our Assistant Controller must be able to operate in a fluid environment, understand that priorities and projects are constantly changing and be able to manage these changes as efficiently as possible. Our ideal Assistant Controller will have to ability to build strong, effective relationships with the staff they work with. Excellent communication and the desire to spend time with people and get to know the businesses will be critical for success in this role. They will also need to demonstrate the ability to problem solve and set and meet high expectations. They will need to be charismatic, questioning, possess excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and have a high level of commercial acumen to assist the company with its ongoing strategic initiatives. EOE PM20 PI206748545

Keywords: Kee Safety, Buffalo , Assistant Controller [KSI], Accounting, Auditing , Buffalo, New York

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