Robert Half Finance & Accounting Assistant Controller in LANSING, Michigan

This is a broad brush role encompassing accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, control compliance and crucially providing value added analysis and counsel as a true business partner. The successful candidate will be responsible for variance analysis, costing, assisting proactive cash flow management, and fundamentally driving EBITDA improvement from effective business partnering. In addition involvement in policy determination, procedure, and process development are anticipated. Work in close collaboration with Controller, General Manager and all senior site leadership team on all aspects of commercial management and enhancement with drive and ambition to develop as a key business partner and to learn and continue the implementation of lean finance concepts through continuous improvement. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Weekly Flash – coordinate predictive build of how the current month is shaping up – sales, cash flow, inventory, controllable costs, customer service/delivery performance metrics

  • Assist Monthly Closings – coordinate journal entries, inventory-related reconciliations, Hyperion submission of actuals and forecast

  • Financial Reporting – prepare variance analysis and support the operating review package development.

  • Prepare robust short to medium term financial forecasts Sales, GM%, Adjusted EBITDA, and continuously review efficacy of forecasting modeling and make iterative changes to better predict outcomes

  • Oversee product costing process and re-evaluate rates to ensure appropriate information for price decision making

  • Working Capital –support group processes for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and proactively manage inventory turns

  • Internal Reporting – support operating departments with data and analysis to improve results with a focus on predictive, causal and outcome metrics

  • Margin Analysis - maintenance of standard costs, price increases, and inventory valuation

  • Strategic Planning – lead annual budget compilation process in support of local policy deployment, consistent with group strategy

  • Provide robust financial evaluation in support of business capital expenditure proposals

  • Continuous Improvement - drive improvement in the business's financial processes from a quality and productivity perspective.

  • Ensure business IT systems and business processes more generally are assessed constantly so these evolve to support effective business control, profit and cash enhancement, and decision making

  • Key liaison with Group finance personnel, and Group leadership

  • Key liaison with the external audit team, and drives local efforts in meeting audit team requests

Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's leader in specialized financial staffing. We provide exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in more than 340 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.

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Req ID: 02250-0008882741

Functional Role: Assistant Controller

Country: USA

State: MI


Postal Code: 48911-4114

Compensation: $95,000.00 to $115,000.00 per year

Requirements: Interested candidates must have a Bachelors degree in accounting or finance and must have at least eight years of big picture accounting experience in a plant manufacturing operation. If your background fits the requirements then please send your resume to