Controller
at SGL Carbon

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Job Description

Manages all general or cost accounting on a local level. Assures the accurate and timely preparation and reporting of results including necessary analyses and advice to aid in the identification or resolution of problem areas and in planning and decision making


Key Accountabilities

•Supervises and prepares monthly/quarterly and annual closings for in accordance with legal and company deadline regulations and guiding principles, within scope of responsibility.
•Ensures, supervises and monitors proper accounting for site specific sub-ledgers (e.g. accounts receivables, accounts payables, fixed asset accounting, GRIR)
•Prepares the Site annual budgeted income statement, cash flow and selected balance sheet information.
•Prepare the Site annual financial statements for the SGL Carbon Group in accordance with applicable accounting regulations and with group guidelines
•Takes corrective measures if deviation from budget occurs.
•Establishes medium-term planning (Income statement, working capital, cash flow) for the area of responsibility.
•Prepare monthly forecasts in accordance with the BU CFM NA deadline and guiding principles.
•Takes corrective measures if deviation from budget occurs.
•Takes care, maintains and updates the respective SAP modules in cooperation IS.
•Ensures properly cost accounting in line with corporate and local policies and guidelines for the area of responsibility
•Ensures and/or carries out the proper organization and completion of operative planning and medium-term planning as well as budget control within the supervised region, country and/or legal entity.
•Prepares, controls and analyses monthly results and reports to Management and Controlling.
•Carries out efficiency, annual standard price and/or model calculations and ongoing analyses variances.
•Prepares site Capital Authorizations for BU Approval as well as assists in any regional/global investment projects as required
•Ensures an orderly stock taking and valuation in line with corporate valuation procedures.
•Develops internal controls in accordance with the company’s goals and the group’s guidelines.
•Assists in the roll out of all newly approved International Financial Reporting standards as directed by Corporate or Regional Corporate office.
•Prepares all accounting requirements and reporting of government contracts in accordance with published government regulations and guidelines (FARs and DFARs)
•Assists with the preparation of proposals for both commercial and government customers
•Supports annual and audits, as requested by corporate office, with all relevant data and information.
•Supports tax audits including provision of relevant information.
•Assists in focusing cost reduction efforts.
•Responsible to ensure all staff are properly trained, directed and motivated to achieve and maintain accurate product standards, costing information and awareness for cost reduction opportunities.
•Responsible to implement the actions necessary to correct failures or shortcomings in the technical clarification process.
•Travel required.


Job Requirements

• Ability to handle multiple projects or tasks concurrently.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Preferably good knowledge of SAP R/3 (key user experience).
• Ability to influence the local management team to reach the plant targets


Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA or MBA preferred
• Minimum 5 to 7 yrs professional experience in the areas of finance and accounting (Preference to experience in an industrial and/or auditing company).
• Experience in international multi-national company(ies) matrix organizations.
• Experience/knowledge regarding IAS and/or US GAAP
• Experience in Defense Contract Accounting. A must.
• Experience in managing direct reports.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift/and or move up to 20 pounds
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Work Environment

This position works in an office environment and might be subject to enter into a noisy plant environment.


Special Instructions to Applicants

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Innovative technologies and material-specific expertise have made us what we are today: the world's leading manufacturer of carbon products and materials. We work on specialty graphite and composite solutions for and with customers in key global industries. Our employees are at the heart of SGL Carbon. Use your talent and new ideas to help us to develop smart solutions for the future – as more than 5,000 employees at over 30 sites worldwide are already doing.

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