The Controller is responsible for directing the assigned area accounting functions. Specific areas normally include the development and maintenance of planning and budgeting systems, analysis and interpretation of trends requiring management's attention, the preparation of financial and management reports and procedures and the presentation of findings and specific recommendations to senior management.
Activities and duties will vary dependent upon functional area assigned. Activities may include, but are not limited to:
Employee Development & Management
•Train and provide development opportunities for staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated. Ensure Global Performance Management System is up to date and regular feedback is provided to staff members.
•Monitor and evaluate team members, and adjust training where needed.
•Attract, retain and develop high potential talent.
•Model and promote the Corporation’s Code of Business Ethics and Values.
•Perform general management duties, exercising usual authority concerning staff, performance appraisals, promotions and terminations. Responsible for training and development of subordinate staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.
•Act as a team role model and change-agent.
•Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals.
•Coordinate team efforts, create and manage a regional strategy and team operating plan.
•Responsible for maintaining all accounting records, implementing budgetary and others systems for internal control, preparing financial reports and interacting with the business or corporate financial function.
•Coordinate the accounting activities of assigned area with other departments.
•Organize work processes, methods and procedures; establish and monitor controls to evaluate unit performance.
•Ensure all tasks are assigned and performed on time. Prioritize time to focus on biggest issues.
•Ensure that all financial reports are prepared and submitted to senior management and governmental agencies as required.
•Direct the preparation of accounting entries to the general ledger and ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial information, forecasts and analyses.
•Coordinate the month-end and year-end close process in accordance with corporate accounting methods and timetables.
•Review expenditures of assigned area to ensure compliance with established expense control procedures of the corporation and the operating plan.
•Review the internal accounting controls of the division to ensure compliance with corporate, SEC and regulatory policies and procedures.
•Demonstrate and inspire integrity. Anticipate questions, issues and challenges from management, external audit, etc. Avoid financial surprises. Anticipate questions and challenges. Stay current with requirements. Keep management informed of any issues or gaps.
•Ensure accuracy of analysis. Challenge assumptions. Ensure compliance.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related education.
•8+ years accounting or related experience with 5 years supervisory experience preferred.
•CPA strongly preferred. Green Belt preferred.
•Effective managerial skills.
•Strong analytical skills and knowledge of GAAP.
•Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and function specific software.
•Knowledge of applicable state, federal and tax laws.
•Strong communication, presentation and project management skills.
Avery Dennison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Physical Work Location:
950 German Street, Lenoir, NC 28645
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