Michels Corp Corporate Controller in Brownsville, Wisconsin

Corporate Controller

Location: Brownsville, WI Corporate Office

Division: Corporate Support

Employment duration: Full time

Employee Referral Bonus: Tier 1


This position will be accountable for the direction, development and oversight of the corporate accounting team. The position leads company-wide accounting initiatives and supports on-going process improvement. Provide management with insightful financial reporting and analysis to support good business decision making. Critical for success are the abilities to provide leadership on financial accounting and reporting matters, enhance customer service, and drive innovation and process change across the organization.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Manage the Corporate Accounting Organization. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and developing employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing feedback; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Directly supervise seven employees, indirectly supervise 25-30 employees.

  • Collaborate with management team to coordinate and optimize efforts to achieve the Finance organization objectives.

  • Provide technical accounting and financial reporting leadership to all of the M10 Inc. entities. Work closely with Operations and Finance management on all corporate accounting and financial reporting matters.

  • Align and coordinate the Corporate Accounting teams into an efficient and effective working group. Set direction to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. Develop, implement and maintain “best in class” support to deliver high and consistent service levels to internal and external customers.

  • Identify and leverage finance and accounting best practices across the organization to control and reduce costs, and standardize reporting. Maintain the accuracy and integrity of corporate financials.

  • Direct the annual external audit; coordinate schedules and deliverables, both internally and externally. Assure compliance with applicable US GAAP laws, and other regulations and policies.

  • Maintain open communication with operations and departmental leads to ensure coordination of financial needs. Align staff to support and execute on operations and departmental needs.

  • Research, develop and implement internal controls.

  • Lead the monthly closing and consolidation process, account reconciliations, and related analysis and reporting.

  • Actively participate within special projects; identify and implement best practices.

  • Maintain banking relationships to ensure the daily cash is managed.

  • Work with Information Systems and Technology department to identify and implement tools to dive better communication, process-management and reporting tools.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include a Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting, minimum of ten years or progressive accounting experience, or an equivalent combination. Applicants must be able to handle multiple projects at one time, possess the ability to successfully attract, develop, and retain talent, and have proficiency with financial systems software and Microsoft Office Suite.