Assistant Controller
SGC 9 reviews - Valley Forge, PA

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Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers with more that 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain had sales of $55.5 billion in 2012 and employs nearly 193,000 people worldwide.

In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain had sales of approximately $7.9 billion and employed approximately 19,000 people in 2012. The company has approximately 150 manufacturing plants and more than 140 distribution outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Saint-Gobain North American businesses include: CertainTeed Corporation (Valley Forge, PA), Norandex Building Materials Distribution (Hudson, OH), Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Worcester, MA), Saint-Gobain Crystals (Hiram, OH), Saint-Gobain ADFORS (Grand Island, NY).

We are currently searching for an Assistant Controller to join Saint Gobain Corporation in our Valley Forge, PA location. This position is responsible for analyzing business unit performance and providing quantitative and qualitative financial analyses to support the corporate decision-making process of a $7+ billion corporation. Financial analysis and support will include business unit performance management, actual to budget variance analyses, financial modeling, and key performance metrics. He/she will review and analyze monthly data submissions and consolidations, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and key financial ratios. This person will prepare monthly and other periodic management information, including reports and presentations. This person will also be responsible for all the controlling components within the Delegation and Shared Services.

Job Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities:

1.Delegation and SSC Budgets & Capital Spending: Prepare templates for the annual budget process and assist department managers to prepare schedules for submission. Analyze submitted budgets for coherence internally, with prior year, and with current year-to-date actuals. Execute similar exercises for quarterly reforecasts. Analyze monthly spending against budgets and forecasts. Annually, collect data from the business units to prepare the capital appropriations schedule and related analysis for the board of directors. During the year, analyze supporting calculations for each significant capital spending request and forward with comments to CFO and CEO for action. Learn the Group’s Madison model and become proficient at using it to evaluate proposed acquisition and divestiture targets.
2.Prepare Monthly Flash & Business Overview Report: Prepare SG Corp consolidation of US and Canadian results with several consolidation journal entries including profit elimination, elimination of dividends and purchase accounting adjustments. Review and analyze monthly actual vs. budget activity and serve as back-up for preparing commentary by business. Perform analytical reviews of monthly financial information, including cash flow statements, price variance analysis, productivity analysis, balance sheet account flows, equity roll-forwards, etc.
3.Monthly review/signoff for Delegation and Shared Service: Includes review of all cost center reports, significant ledger activity and capex rollforwards prior to ultimate approval of SG Corp. P&L each month.
4.Routine review/approval of various Business and Delegation requests: Review of all pension multiplier requests and 401k change requests prior to submission to BCOM. Review/approval of all vendor adds/changes prior to submission to vendor maintenance. Review/summary of all capital appropriation requests prior to presentation to CFO & CEO for approval. Review/approval for all centralized payments for NA (utility, T&E, Pcard, non-routine wires, etc.).
5.Management of the external audit relationship & coordination of annual audit: Includes coordination of engagement letters, CAP schedules, scoping/planning, fee coordination, invoice review/approval, management representations, etc.
6.Prepare presentations for Board of Directors, Executive Committee and General Delegate quarterly reports: Prepare schedules and presentations for the President, Chief Financial Officer, and VP of Communications among others that will be presented at quarterly Board of Director Meetings, periodic SG Corp Management Committee meetings and other corporate business overview meetings.
7.Preparation of various other standard reporting and analyses: Quarterly report of exceptional items (other income/expenses, restructuring costs, impairment, and gain/loss on fixed assets), cash flow analysis, debt reporting, key financial ratios and equity roll-forwards. Enhance existing and/or develop new management reports utilizing Hyperion and Magnitude databases. Prepare semi-annual schedule of dividend payments. Preparation of quarterly management reports for rolling forecast and annual business plan. Focus on streamlining and improving the quality and usefulness of information provided to management while modeling, forecasting, and using other analytical tools to improve the planning and the corporate decision-making processes. Preparation for and participation in monthly results call for North America with Paris. Annual finance plan preparation for Treasury. Coordination of annual legal entity review/elimination in conjunction with Paris. Review/coordination of annual CSG filings including legal fee filings, finance cost filings, IT cost filings and external audit fee filings; working in conjunction with both the respective Delegation/SSC departments and the business units.
8.Validation of system hierarchy changes for centralized systems (Concur, Fieldglass, Hyperion, etc.) and other special projects: Will need to regularly review submitted additions/changes to existing master hierarchy files for any centrally processed charges. Also coordinate any cost center changes between GL (SAP) and reporting system (Hyperion).
9.Additionally, there will be various assigned special financial and accounting projects as they arise (i.e., acquisitions, divestitures, JVs, etc.).

Skills and Requirements:
•B.S. / B.A. in Accounting
•MBA or CPA preferred
•Knowledge of computerized accounting systems, databases, proficiency in MS Office preferred, proficiency in Hyperion preferred, proficiency in SAP preferred
•10+ years of financial analysis experience, extensive advanced accounting, or similar experience including thorough understanding of U.S. GAAP and/or IFRS, supported by expert level Excel skills.
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