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Controller

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

Directs and has immediate responsibility for the accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of its financial reports for the manufacturing facility located in Ashland City, TN. Directs and has overall responsibility for general and property accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary controls for the manufacturing facility. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage general cost, inventory and fixed asset accounting, accounts payable and month end close process while accurately analyzing and reporting timely financial results.
  • Ensure effective and efficient system of internal controls including data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and adherence to corporate policies and government regulations while supporting the internal and external audit process.
  • Analyze product cost including materials, labor and manufacturing overhead and inventory / stocking valuation levels. (Standards & variance analysis).
  • Manage and develop finance team members; develop finance acumen in cross-functional plant leadership across multiple sites.
  • Analyze and approve capital expenditures including payback and fit with strategic direction of the operation.
  • Advise plant leadership team on business risk and opportunities, develop contingency plans and provide recommendations
  • Support and/or lead strategic plant and company initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance 
  • 10+ years accounting experience in U.S.(multi-state) and international
  • 4+ years of supervisory/leadership experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • MBA, CPA or CMA preferred
  • Strong analytic skills, with ability to clearly link finanical results to operational performance drivers
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex financial information in an easy to understand manner
  • Proven ability to manage and develop staff
  • Strong Planning and organizational skills
  • High level of proficiency in Excel, SAP & BPC/Hyperion experience and financial system conversion / optimization a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in GAPP, SOX and other financial compliance standards is a plus
  • Experience in developing a salary and hourly staff
  • Prior experience with Lean and six sigma
  • Internal and external audit experience a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

Years of Experience

4-5 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience
Minimum of 10+ years of related work experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.


Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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