Corporate Controller

Cleveland, OH

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Accounting/Finance Compensation: $175K - $230K

Russ Hadick & Associates, named by Forbes as one of the top 100 recruiting firms in the country, has partnered with a Cleveland client to fill their Corporate Controller position. The incumbent will oversee all global accounting functions and associated systems to comply with GAAP and ensure full control and compliance to corporate policy and procedure, in addition to leading the global accounting function to provide timely and accurate global financial reporting.


-Review financial statements, leads annual planning process & accounting practices with foreign and domestic subsidiaries monthly

-Ensure Compliance and Controls across all international and domestic entities

-Oversees the preparation of month end consolidation for the Corporation

-Serves as liaison between Accounting and other Functional support roles (IT, HR, Procurement etc)

-Keeps abreast of systems functionality, processes, and coordination.  Recommends system development and requirements for the business.

-Develop and implements Internal Audit Functions, acts as primary liaison with External Auditor.

-Coordinates foreign and domestic subsidiaries external audit timing with headquarters auditors 

-Annual Operating Plan preparation & coordinate to consolidate AOP for the corporation. Process management.

-Oversite of External Audit, Tax, RE and Risk Management programs and policies.

-Oversees global treasury functions and global Cash Management.

-Ensures global assurance, controls, and financial policies

-Develops and coordinates global financial standards

-Assists EVP & CFO with special projects as needed.  Clear No. 2 leader within Global Finance Team.

Qualification Requirements:

Ten or more years of performing or managing general accounting functions (e.g. general ledger, receivables, payables, financial consolidation and reporting, information systems).  CPA and / or MBA preferred.  Excellent oral and written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills are required to relate to management and staff.  Experience in the leadership and management of an international, multi-site Accounting and Finance Team.

  • Direct experience in Internal/External Audit is a plus
  • Experience in a results-oriented environment with accountability to quality of work, timeliness and attention to detail a must
  • Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines
  • International accounting, reporting and management experience
  • International and Domestic travel required
  • Ability to lead and participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings
  • Experience in a cross functional matrix organization is helpful

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