Country Controller Job Description

Country Controller Job Description

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Country controller provides leadership, direction, training, support and oversight to ensure compliance with Emerson policies and procedures, US GAAP, local GAAP, local statutory tax and legal requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley documentation, assessment and evaluation requirements.

Country Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate
Quarterly completion of Sarbanes Oxley requirements and reporting of results to the US
Accurate preparation and timely submission of all statutory reporting and filings
Cooperation with third party external providers for all matters requiring external consultancy and support
Manage the general accounting activities including accounts payable, payroll and cash management / receivables
Work with department managers to produce budgets and forecasts
Manage cash flow on a daily / weekly / monthly basis including cash forecasting and projections
Prepare monthly work paper reconciliations, bank reconciliations and monthly state and local sales tax returns
Prepare weekly revenue reports for staff and home office
Prepare monthly member statements and resolve billing issues

Country Controller Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Country Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, SOX, GAAP, US, IM, ACI

Education for Country Controller

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the country controller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Education, Business, Business/Administration, MBA, Graduate, English, Management

Skills for Country Controller

Desired skills for country controller include:

Power BI
Accounting Standards & US GAAP
Compliance and control matters
Financial management
International accounting standards Swiss GAAP is of benefit
Key Microsoft Office applications
Legal and Regulatory Compliance Processes in the country/region
Local GAAP and SOX
Local tax compliance requirements
Local tax legislation

Desired experience for country controller includes:

Lead and manage all aspects associated with Tax, ensuring compliance with local requirements, with the corresponding policies and procedures in place
Strategy Definition & Projects
This is a team manager role and will closely work with his/ her team, Regional COE Controller, Country Controller, Business analysts, BPO, Finance Operations teams, Regional finance center, consultants, tax, treasury and drive US GAAP Compliance for his region
Experience of handling financial statements of companies with international presence and with knowledge transition experience will be an added advantage
PEC Director
Tender Managers

Country Controller Examples

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Country Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of country controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for country controller
  • Legal department (legal counsel and Insurance expert)
  • Treasury department
  • Country CFO
  • BU’s controlling / finance business partner regional and Country Team
  • East Asia Japan Zone and Corporate Project Controlling Team
  • Solution Risk Management Regional and Country Team
  • Review and advice on country sales transactions in terms accounting compliance
  • Act as a country financial liaison providing early alerts on accounting and business concerns to appropriate levels of the organization
  • Provide early notification of issues which might have impact on financial performance
  • You will drive engagement with key customers such us Country Managing Directors, Country Leadership Team to play advisory role and maintain regular partnership while driving end-to-end value
Qualifications for country controller
  • Previous exposure of working with Financial Shared Service Centers
  • US/Local GAAP, VAT, TAX knowledge is a must
  • Professional accounting designation would be a great advantage
  • You will be responsible for maintaining high-performance team environment and skill level through engagement, training, mentoring and providing leadership and development opportunities
  • You will have full accountability for ensuring the delivery of all accounting & tax compliance related activities
  • You will manage the key controls within the domain of responsibility to ensure compliance with legal and accounting requirements (e.g., Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Accounting Financial Manual (AFM) and Local Country legislation)
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Country Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of country controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for country controller
  • The role is central representing and supporting the Swedish office from several aspects
  • The finance part of the job will be to handle the local functions that still remain locally in Sweden
  • As a member of the North finance team you will support different countries in the region, if needed
  • Planning and prioritizing own activities carefully to be able to finalize the different tasks on time
  • Finance tasks include
  • Responsible for the implementation, management and oversight of those financial systems, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed asset register, inventory control, basic cost accounting system, cash management
  • Provide support to all departments to produce increased revenue, control expenses
  • Insure that the accounting records are maintained in an orderly, current and accurate condition at all times
  • Insure that all Company policies are communicated and followed
  • Maintain internal controls to insure compliance with company policies
Qualifications for country controller
  • Ability to succeed in a self-directed and/or team environment and have excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, skills
  • Good Excel skills together with good working experience with MS Office
  • SAP skills or skilled ERP system user
  • English and Swedish is mandatory
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and proven ability to manage multiple, diverse and conflicting priorities
  • Good knowledge of GAAP and relevant country financial reporting obligations
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Country Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of country controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for country controller
  • Audit the balance sheets and schedules regularly and address any possible problems while keeping Regional Controller informed of problems and potential liabilities
  • Assist operations with dealership forecasting and budgeting
  • Ensure timely completion of all financial statements, monthly work papers and reports, and resolve any issues
  • Prepare reconciliation of all dealership balance sheet accounts and purify reconciling items every month
  • Review every schedule in the dealership every month and make necessary corrections
  • Ensure that the DOC is prepared daily in a timely manner and is accurate
  • Provides strong proactive management for the country controllership team including developing and mentoring the staff
  • Ownership of the control environment
  • Provides strong proactive support for the Regional Controller and country controllership teams including developing and mentoring the staff
  • Is responsible for achieving closing timetables, overseeing and supporting the country controllers in the adherence to regulatory, statutory and tax requirements
Qualifications for country controller
  • Thorough background in financial accounting in Germany (HGB) internationally, including cost accounting, financial and operational analysis and consolidated financial reporting
  • 5 years’ experience managing the accounting function and leading the accounting staff of an automotive dealership
  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation-based communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, forecasting and budgeting skills
  • Experience with dealership management computer systems (ADP preferred)
  • Very strong computer skills, particularly with Excel and the Microsoft office suite
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Country Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a country controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for country controller
  • Deal structuring support and revenue recognition guidance
  • Pre-emptive contract review to identify areas that need revenue recognition attention
  • Management reporting and analysis – provide local management with P&L guidance
  • Planning - assist both local and corporate management with strategic planning to take Japan business to a higher growth level
  • Monitor - communicate closely with regional Finance Director and our corporate headquarters to ensure full transparency of all transactions and activities in Japan
  • Growth – provide assessment/support on growth prospects in region
  • Professional services support – understand and support services business – especially on contract and reporting side
  • Projects – work with Japan department heads on projects to ensure Japan best utilisation of resources
  • Financial statements – prepares and oversees the monthly financial statements according to US GAAP for JAPAN
  • Work on moving transactional functions to India SSC with oversight to be performed by Japan Finance Manager
Qualifications for country controller
  • Obtain confirmation to ensure all BAs' operations are in conformity to the policies and procedures
  • Statutory meetings held as per schedule and statutory law
  • Handle all joint company matters of PTVI in accordance with the AB Volvo joint company directive
  • Ability to think strategically while identifying problems and developing creative solutions
  • Ability to summarize information and communicate results to executive management
  • Willingness, ability and enthusiasm for travel, and /or relocation
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Country Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a country controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for country controller
  • Inter Company transactions (including transfer pricing) – calculate quarterly transactions and facilitate payment/funding
  • Controls – ensure local expense procedures are communicated and followed by all employees, ensure Sarbanes Oxley and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act procedures and requirements are reviewed regularly and the procedures are followed and effective
  • Other – implement/create new policies and procedures as required
  • System upgrades where required
  • Preparation of monthly financial and forecasting reports and reconciliation of financial statements
  • Lead finance department in providing proactive financial support to all lines of businesses, business unit and functions
  • Provide leadership and direction to finance staff
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of financial accounting and related systems
  • Preparation of the annual set of statutory financial statements and applicable notes in accordance with local GAAP
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly statutory Trial balance sheet reviews and profit and loss analytical review, including conversion from management GAAP to Country GAAP
Qualifications for country controller
  • Fluent in English and language(s) of the region
  • University financial degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in finance (controlling, reporting, budgeting area)
  • Knowledge US and local GAAP
  • Will ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP and IFRS, enforce company accounting policies, practices and internal controls, and ensure consistency in accounting on a worldwide basis
  • Will be key regional liaison with the internal and external auditors

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