Controller

McHenry, IL 60050

Post Date: 03/16/2018 Job ID: c14e2d3d-6e7f-4b89-b4ef-36030f1d141a Industry: Finance
# Controller

**Summary**
The Controller position is responsible for directing all aspects of the finance and accounting department, including identifying, developing, and implementing accounting best practices. The Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the company including the production of periodic financial reports, cash management, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls. Creates and manages budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhances the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensures that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

**Required Skills**
Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration. Preference will be given to candidates with Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations. Minimum of 3 years experience. Must adhere to Joule Technologies core values.

**Key Competencies:**
**Management**
Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
Manage outsourced functions
Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

**Transactions**
Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
Process payroll in a timely manner
Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
Maintain the chart of accounts
Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

**Reporting**
Issue timely and complete financial statements
Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
Provide for a system of management cost reports
Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

**Compliance**
Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

**Additional Accountabilities**
Excellent leadership skills
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical abilities
In-depth knowledge of accounting standards
Computer literacy and advanced skills using finance and accounting software

**Additional Information**:
Periodic weekend or evening work is expected, as needed.

_*Salary / Pay Grade: *_
Based upon experience

**Department**:
Finance

**Hours per Week**:
[X] 35 40 hrs/wk

**Company Description**:
Founded in 1999 by engineers committed to high-quality products and unparalleled customer service, Joule Technologies is a family-owned business that specializes in Functional Test Fixture and In-Circuit Test Fixture manufacturing. Joule offers full turnkey solutions as well as contract assembly, and in the last 20 years has grown to become a global business that covers multiple industries including Medical, Automotive, Telecom, Defense, and Consumer Electronics, among many others.

**Joule Philosophy**:
Joule strives to provide its customers with the highest quality products and services. By implementing stringent design & manufacturing protocols to fixture manufacturing, Joule offers its clients a more efficient and effective fixture build process.

**Work Environment**:
As a family-owned business, Joule encourages a collaborative and energetic work environment, and works hard to train its employees on new approaches and technologies. Joule offers growth potential, a generous salary/hourly wage (based upon experience), and a competitive benefits program. Joule Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.

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