Site Controller

Date: Jul 15, 2024

Location: Ontario, CA, US, 91761

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 $3.9 billion company with 150 years of history and employ more than 13,000 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

The Manufacturing Finance Controller has overall responsibility for general accounting, sales accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary controls of two subsidiary locations. Provide financial leadership in the implementation of business strategies, objectives, and operating plans to ensure fiscal soundness and operational effectiveness. Responsible for appraising operating results in terms of costs, budgets, policies of operations, trends, and increased profit opportunities.  Ensures accurate financial statements are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


  1. Manage all accounting processes for two locations and ensure month end close processes are completed timely and in adherence with generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP)
  2. Lead forecasting and strategic/annual plan process for West Coast sales organization and cost centers, including review and submission of forecast and annual operating plan into our consolidating system.
  3. Reviews capital assets and operating budgets, checks appropriation requests against approved budgets for availability of funds prior to commitment;
  4. Responsible for driving projects to help improve performance and to create accounting processes and accounting controls in a dynamic business environment as the business expands and new business processes are created
  5. Work with the Purchasing, Production and Warehouse team on inventory related issues
  6. Responsible to maintain accurate cost data within the ERP system
  7. Interpret the financial data to make appropriate recommendations to management about financial matters.
  8. Calculation of year over year price earned on customers and products.
  9. Evaluate financial processes and controls; integrate into the AO Smith controls framework.
  10. Continually evaluate the departmental functions, practices, and controls to identify opportunity for improvement.
  11. Ensure consistent, reliable, and timely information is distributed to all financial statement users.
  12. Prepare and post journal entries during acquisitions and post implementation.
  13. Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of all accounting policies, financial systems, processes, and controls.
  14. Maintain a professional working relationship with other departments to correct and improve procedures to reflect accurate manufactured products cost. 
  15. Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with preference for a CPA
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience

  • Strong ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision and work in cross-functional teams.
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and accounting software, preferably SAP
  • Strong sense of judgment, decision making, and complex problem solving.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written, especially communication of financial results and information
  • Strong attention to detail and high organization skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen


Bachelor's Degree in Finance

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: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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