Controller, Phoenix,AZ
Barnes Group, Inc. - Phoenix, AZ

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Barnes Aerospace seeks a talented, self-driven and high- energy individual to serve as Controller for its Phoenix division. This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity for the right candidate who will contribute as a member of the local leadership team adding input to business decisions. The Controller will be responsible for identifying ways to maximize our operating efficiencies and increase productivity and profitability of our business. If you are a disciplined and collaborative individual with effective leadership skills, demonstrated understanding of Lean who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can focus individual and team energies to deliver results, you may be an excellent candidate to join our team.

Corporate Values: Integrity, Empowerment, Emotional Intelligence, Collaboration, Competitiveness, Continuous Improvement, Workplace Fairness, and Globalization.

Required Skills

Core Responsibilities:
Provides leadership and direction in the daily management of all General Accounting activities. This includes ownership of the monthly financial closing and the provision of all related financial reporting for the division in accordance with GAAP as well as short and long term planning and budgeting, the Capital Asset Acquisition Request (CAAR) process and inventory management. Reinforces integrity and insures compliance with all internal and external regulatory requirements through appropriate internal controls.

Work directly with division leadership to identify/promote continuous improvement and Lean initiatives in operations, asset management and productivity programs to maximize operating efficiencies and profitability.

Work closely with the Business Unit and Corporate Finance to ensure that there is adequate documentation, process flows and support for SOX 404 compliance.

Provides oversight of the company assets and ensures the necessary controls are in place to test and protect the existence and value of those assets.

Leverages broad-based understanding of key business fundamentals to drive financial health, improve operating efficiencies and profitability. Seeks out and seizes opportunities for cost reduction through process, policy and practice initiatives

Acts as consultant to various functional areas of the division with regard to financial issues.

Leads, develops and motivates a finance and accounting professional by empowering and encouraging initiative, requiring high quality, communicating openly and honestly and providing regular and fair performance feedback

Relocation will be considered.

Required Experience

Minimum of eight to ten years of experience in accounting with at least three years of accounting and managerial experience in a mid to large size, publicly held, manufacturing company (or division thereof). Experience at a ‘Big 4’ or ‘Tier 2” accounting firm preferred.

Excellent working knowledge of US GAAP and working in a SOX environment is required. Understanding of lean principles and techniques preferred.

Persuasive leadership skills and superb technical accounting skills to coach, guide and motivate the accounting team as a valued resource to the organization. Must possess strong competencies in emotional intelligence, leadership, continuous improvement, and business acumen.

Data driven, analytical approach to problem solving leading to systemic improvements and lasting results. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and develop people as well as drive process improvement is an advantage.

Impeccable integrity; Superior interpersonal skills; able to communicate and engage personnel at all levels of the organization.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting. CPA, MBA or advanced degree preferred.

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