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Controller

Company: HEICO Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1946, Switchcraft/Conxall is a leading electronics supplier of connectivity solutions to a variety of markets worldwide. As a US manufacturer of connectors and cables, Switchcraft/Conxall continues to grow by releasing innovative products and working directly with OEM design engineers to solve their connectivity challenges. Switchcraft/Conxall are subsidiaries of HEICO Corporation, a publicly traded company (NYSE Ticker Symbols: HEI and HEI.A) We are seeking a Chicago-based Controller for Switchcraft & Conxall. This position has a broad range of responsibilities, including month-end closing, forecasting, budgeting, reviewing of the financial statements, preparing statistical reports and analysis, implementing policies and procedures, supporting requests for internal and external audits, as well as providing income tax data for the preparation of the quarterly tax provision and income tax returns. The position oversees both the Accounting and IT Departments. Light travel is required. The position reports to the President of Switchcraft & Conxall. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited College or University. CPA and/or CMA designation in good standing is required. Candidates should also have at least ten years of relevant experience, including strong cost accounting and manufacturing experience. Responsibilities: Participate with executive management in the establishment of comprehensive business and financial strategies for the organization's various functional areas of responsibility. Manage the accounting functions of the Company including general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable/credit, payroll and cost accounting. Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the month end close, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts and variance analysis of the financial statements. Manage and direct all operating financial planning, analysis and control functions and reporting. Oversee the corporate fixed asset management reporting and control system. Coordinate cash flow and cash management activities as required by HEICO. Maintain adequate internal controls and reporting to assure the safeguarding of corporate assets and the integrity of financial reporting. Manage IT Department along with IT Manager to ensure systems meet HEICO's IT requirements. Oversee inventory valuation, including tracking/valuing all materials, work in progress, and finished goods at month-end. Oversee cycle count program and annual physical inventory count. Perform the review of inventory obsolescence and excess inventory in accordance with company policy. Conduct financial analysis and prepare supporting schedules required by HEICO for internal and external (SEC) reporting and for use in the preparation of the tax provision and tax return. Provide consultation to the Switchcraft Operations President and Executive Staff regarding various business matter related to company operations. Keep abreast of current financial, economic, and market conditions and determine potential impact on the company's cash flows. Responsible for the selection, development, motivation and performance of subordinate staff members. Establish standards of performance for all areas of responsibility. Ensure compliance of all local tax and regulatory filings. Light travel as required. Requirements/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance Degree from accredited College or University required. Master's degree is preferred. CPA and/or CMA designation in good standing is required. Ten plus years of relevant experience, including strong cost accounting. Manufacturing experience required. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a plus. Hands-on experience and knowledge of all aspects of accounting, financial analysis and planning including: forecasting, budgeting, cash flow analysis, cost accounting, cost reduction initiatives, capital evaluation and justification and internal controls. Strong leadership, people management skills and ability to motivate. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with employees of all levels, including HEICO's senior management team. Highly responsive to requests, with a high attention for detail and accuracy. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: HEICO Corporation, Chicago , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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