Assistant Controller (Hybrid)

Empower Associates

A large manufacturing company is seeking a candidate to fill a newly created Assistant Controller position for their Southern California Division in City of Industry, CA. The ideal candidate for this Assistant Controller position will have a public accounting and/or manufacturing background with progressive experience showcasing the skills and aptitude to succeed in this role.

Reporting to the Divisional Controller, this person will be a key business partner for the plant’s leadership team as well as an integral member of the corporate Finance and Accounting team. In summary, this Assistant Controller will be responsible for:

  • Leading the budgeting, forecasting, and business planning activities in alignment with corporate policies and practices
  • Leading the business unit in accounting close processes
  • Partnering with plant leadership on customer profitability, inventory matters, and cost models
  • Driving and expense management focus
  • Developing business cases and monitoring capital expenditures
  • Partnering with corporate finance and accounting team on/in various areas and topics
  • Partnering with newly formed procurement function on cost saving opportunities, engaging with HR on human capital initiatives
  • Completing special projects at the plant and other company locations as needed

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.S. degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Comprehensive technical accounting skills and understanding of GAAP
  • Experience in financial and operations analysis in areas of inventory control and supply chain management highly desired
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system experience – ie. SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics / Great Plains
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to exercise confidentiality 
  • Power BI knowledge (SQL, M, Dax, etc.) a plus
  • Active CPA license a plus


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