Assistant Controller
Nanometrics Incorporated - Milpitas, CA

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Assistant Controller

US N2013-530-019
Job Description
We are seeking an experienced professional to join our global technology company. Reporting directly to the VP of Finance and Corporate Controller, the Assistant Controller is a Director/ Senior Manager-level position that is responsible for, General Accounting, including monthly close and management of the SEC audits, Payroll, treasury, and International accounting.

Position Requirements
  • Manage General accounting team, payroll and International accounting
  • Supervise the day-to day operations of the accounting department
  • Manage the monthly global financial close process in a timely manner, including preparation and review of journal entries
  • Manage worldwide payroll function, ensuring all regulatory issues are addressed and payroll is timely and accurate
  • Plan, develop and implement effective accounting strategies in accordance with evolving regulatory, legal and governmental requirements and industry trends
  • Treasury and cash management include updating monthly forecast and improving global banking processes.
  • Develop and monitor effective policies, procedures and internal controls for the Finance group
  • Help manage reporting functions, including drafting of audited financial statements, and coordination of document review with management and external audit team
  • Review and analyze financial statements and details thereof during the month, quarter, including providing assistance during the periodic closing process
  • Assists with corporate ad hoc analysis any other special projects
  • Assist the VP Finance with the preparation of reports and analysis for presentation at the management reviews
  • Research accounting literature and prepare accounting and financial reporting position papers
  • Build cross-functional working relationships within the company

Desired Skills & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required,
  • Five to seven years of public accounting experience required (Big Four experience preferred)
  • Five or more years of industry experience
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience required
  • Strong knowledge of SEC and US GAAP accounting and financial principles
  • Understanding of international tax structures and transfer pricing
  • ERP system experience (Oracle experience preferred)
  • Very Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to teamwork and partnerships.
    Demonstrated record of career progression
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks, cope with multiple deadlines, dynamically changing environment, and work under pressure
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Outstanding analytical skills and a proven ability to connect data analysis with business issues and decisions