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Corporate Controller Specialist w/ Industrial Engineering Background

Location: Vance
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


The Controller Analyst position is a vital role in the Finance area supporting specific area(s) of the business with data analytics, forecasting, analyzing the forecast against a plan, tracking of key performance indicators, managing projects, and supporting other finance related activities. This position presents to management providing data that drives improvement to key performance indicators and supports strategic decisions.


  • Responsible to utilize financial knowledge and business judgment to perform data analytics on data sets (e.g. SAP, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, Kronos, HReData) including build financial models, interpret data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations that deliver results, drive improvements, influence business partners and improve decision making to achieve company KPIs (key performance indicators) / cost targets.
  • Prepare and present reports including monthly cost center reports, and other KPI reporting that includes analysis and explanation for under/over performance against the financial targets for overhead or other KPIs, e.g. manpower/OT, etc.
  • Responsible for utilizing financial systems and advance excel functions to deliver weekly/monthly/annual financial analysis based on analyzed data for planning, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Create effective business partnership, manage competing priorities, and providing guidance during unexpected events.
  • Instinctively utilize active listening skills to communicate data (both written and verbal) in a clear, concise, and clear-cut manner, adjusting your style based on audience, to articulate complex finance issues.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to increase process efficiency, transparency, and/or improve or simplify finance tools across teams and/or with departments.
  • Present financial target guidance to management according to aligned methods.
  • Initiate, coordinate and track continuous improvement measures to support cost center management to reach financial targets.
  • Review/approve purchase requisitions to determine if the purchase is within budget, accounted for correctly (cost center/cost category), and that the supporting documentation is sufficient.
  • Prepare month-end liability accruals in accordance with IFRS (international financial reporting standards). Support closing activities with transparent reporting over major impacts in the actuals on a monthly basis.
  • Review and prepare quarterly/annual risk assessment with departments including analyzing current risks and identifying potential risks that are affecting their area / company.
  • Maintain cost center structure and cost allocations to ensure accurate division reporting (product dedication) including analyzing various data sources to ensure data congruency.
  • Responsible for planning and overseeing projects within team and cross-functional to ensure they are completed according to timeline.
  • Clearly document shifts and service agreements in appropriate company systems that are affecting the respective department.
  • Prepare special analysis and projects as required by Management, and act as the backup for other Departmental Controllers.

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field of study OR the equivalent combination of education and/or years of relevant working experience.
    • Co-Op/internship or up to three (3) years professional experience in a financial role.

      • Meeting organization and facilitation abilities
      • Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and basic database skills
      • Strong analytical skills, particularly in strategic business and financial analysis

        • Ability to challenge ideas while maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, orchestrate and lead projects and to organize and lead meetings to next steps and conclusion.
        • Ability to communicate and network well at all levels in support of functional area goals, while adhering to financial standards and cost targets.
        • Strong planning/budgeting skills.
        • Basic understanding of the German language helpful.
        • Hyperion and SAP skills.

            • Work is normally performed in an office, laboratory, manufacturing floor, or machine shop setting where physical work includes, but is not limited to, sitting, standing, reaching, kneeling, bending, and lifting up to 25 lbs.
            • Must be able to understand and comply with all relevant safety practices.
                • Location: Admin
                • Schedule: Day Shift
                • Core Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday - Friday / Flexible working hours
                • Weekly Overtime: Minimal to None
                • Weekend Work: Minimal to None
                • Travel: None
                • Assignment Start: ASAP
                • Assignment End: 1 year

                  This job description is a high-level overview of general expectations of this position. It is not intended to list every responsibility of the position, nor does it represent an employment contract of any kind.

                  SWJ TECHNOLOGY and all of its subsidiaries (i.e., NGE EQUIPMENT and ProjectOne US) are Equal Opportunity Employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Keywords: SWJ TECHNOLOGY, Tuscaloosa , Corporate Controller Specialist w/ Industrial Engineering Background, Engineering , Vance, Alabama

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