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International Controller

Cleveland, OH 44143

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 8098 Pay Rate: 150,000

International Controller
Cleveland, OH

Multi-National publicly traded manufacturing and service organization is currently seeking a Cleveland based, International Controller to add to its Corporate Finance Group. The ideal candidate will possess 5-10 years of public accounting experience or similar experience within a publicly traded company.

Responsibilities of the International Controller

  • Ensures the consolidation, preparation, and analysis of non-domestic financial reports meet the needs of the organization and comply with all applicable regulations.
  • Ensures consistent accounting controls and reporting across global operations, continuously improving upon worldwide accounting practices.
  • Become a trusted advisor to executive management on world-wide accounting operations and reporting.
  • Maintains an in-depth, and up to date knowledge and understanding of both US and international accounting principles, company’s international financial activity, balances, and exposures, company’s inter-company transaction flows and resulting changes in exposures.
  • Understands, measures, and ultimately minimizes the company’s foreign currency exposure from a shareholder viewpoint.
  • Manages the development and implementation of a currency exposure reporting system for international sub
  • Collects and normalizes data from international subs
  • Develops reporting format for senior management and board of directors, including identification of material risk exposures
  • Works cooperatively with the finance department to develop and implement specific strategies to minimize the company’s foreign currency exposures and risk.
  • Assists in various special projects including business acquisitions (due diligence/integration), international start-ups, subsidiary projects, etc.
  • Presents to senior management / board as needed.
  • Manages an Accountant and a Financial Analyst.

Requirements of the International Controller

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance and a CPA. MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of public accounting experience or similar experience within a publicly traded company
  • Minimum of 10 years of financial reporting experience as part of a multi-national, publicly traded company
  • Extensive SEC and SOX experience/background required
  • Background in interpreting FASB pronouncements required
  • Experience in foreign exposure, hedge accounting, and translation accounting
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a team based environment. Ability to lead projects and delegate responsibilities in a project-based environment
  • Ability to travel, approx. 25%.

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