Unit Controller Job Description

Unit Controller Job Description

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Unit controller provides full support for annual balance sheet and cash flow budgeting, to complement P&L and capital budgeting by entity Finance units.

Unit Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Works with Corporate accounting to ensure financial reporting integrity
Keeps the Country CFO and Head of Finance DCV informed of the BU’s performance and financial trends and provides advice on all financial matters
Establish and maintain control systems for financial accounting functions on a unit level
Direct large team of finance professionals responsible for managing the monthly financial close process, including detailed analysis of results versus forecast, prior year, and plan
AP, AR, payroll and banking responsibilities
Creation and delivery of department fiancé metrics
Deferred income
Assists in the calculation of midmonth, and final flash numbers
Plans, directs, and organizes the accurate and timely reporting and forecasting of financial information
Prepares and analyzes Balance Sheet and Income Statement to develop forecast strategies

Unit Controller Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Unit Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CMA

Education for Unit Controller

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

Skills for Unit Controller

Desired skills for unit controller include:

Accounting
Budgeting
Finance
SAP
/P
/R
Cost accounting and cost control principles
EXCEL/ACCESS and Microsoft Office Suite software
G/L and cash handling
Lawson experience is highly desired

Desired experience for unit controller includes:

CPA a nice plus
Must be a team player with superior interpersonal skills
BA degree in Accounting in a related role
8+ years of accounting experience in distribution preferred
3+ years of management in a large organization
Strong understanding technical accounting, variance analysis, and KPIs

Unit Controller Examples

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Unit Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an unit controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for unit controller
  • Manages all accounting and financial matters for over 15 units
  • Analyzes year over year spending variances to assist with the budgeting process
  • Compiles monthly, quarterly and annual financial and operating information and ensures the accuracy and integrity of all financial reports and internal control requirements
  • Prepares support on major projects by gathering and analyzing detailed information
  • Works with front line managers to develop knowledge and accountability for department financial information
  • Prepares annual operating budget
  • Assures that all company, corporate and normal business and ethical standards are closely adhered to and correct any deviations encountered
  • Coordinate and ensure accurate reporting regarding production, quality and cost control
  • Reconciliation of cash, sales and meals reports district and company books
  • Facilitate clear, accurate and timely communication of information to the Senior Members of the Client Team
Qualifications for unit controller
  • Oversee financial accounting functions within the controller team and in partnership with other groups
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant financial experience as financial manager or controller for significant corporate, research, manufacturing or institutional campus
  • Supervisory experience and managerial responsibilities, particularly in the contract-managed service industry, is desirable
  • Candidate must be willing to work event-based hours that include evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • You have a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience as a controller, preferably within a larger company or corporate organization
  • You have a thorough knowledge of business processes and of planning and control
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an unit controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for unit controller
  • Liaise with different Life Science controlling teams focussing on operations, supply chain, sales and R&D to manage the long-term P&L of the business unit in line with business strategy and management expectations
  • Support Strategic planning and decisions for the organization including but not limited sales (medium to long term), marketing strategy and pricing
  • Key business partner to the Commercial Construction General Manager and Group leadership team, providing financial leadership to the operations and commercial teams in the planning and execution of business goals and objectives
  • Drive, develop and coordinate the annual operating plan, monthly forecasts, periodic goals & objectives, financial reconciliations, reports and analysis for Commercial Construction & business management, including variance analysis, cost control reporting and recommendations
  • Manage the deployment of productivity cost savings and other programs that provide operating economies and improve profitability
  • Monitor and provide opportunities to support continuously improving plant productivity and utilization
  • Oversee, lead and manage product costing systems and processes for current and standard costing cost estimating activities to support the commercial operations
  • Evaluates and approves business capital appropriation requests prior to local, Group and Corporate management approval
  • Ensure that personnel comply with all Federal, State, and Local regulations, Company and customer/client policies and procedures
  • 20% Travel required to our US Marine Corps sites and/or company meetings
Qualifications for unit controller
  • Must be a team player and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills (internal and external)
  • Bilingual English and French, written and spoken is preferred
  • Experience in IFRS revenue recognition
  • 1 - 3 years experience in finance-related
  • Ability to remain flexible and focused during changes in the working environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal), and presentation skills
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an unit controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for unit controller
  • Working capital , People cost, T&E and vendor reporting other ad hoc support to Business finance
  • Analyzes general business and sets up and prioritizes targets, and determines courses of action, while constantly monitoring and adhering to budgets and resources given
  • Establish efficiency/effectiveness analysis (pre- and post- analysis) of main Marketing spending
  • Control over the budget of the department with support in the evaluations of spend
  • Conduct daily checks, including compliance with IAS standards
  • Process daily invoices and oversee the daily and weekly payroll
  • Partner with Management to provide timely financial information, research variances, explore cost-savings opportunities and enforce policies and procedures
  • Provide analysis of both financial and operational metrics impacting the business
  • Support management initiatives and help streamline back office functions supporting promotions and events
  • Reviews financial data for accuracy prior to week-end, period-end, and year-end financial close
Qualifications for unit controller
  • ERP basic knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft tools, specifically Excel
  • Master’s Degree preferred and 6 years of experience including 3 years’ experience in a senior level role
  • Experience in a manufacturing or plant environment
  • SAP or Oracle knowledge
  • Hyperion and Cognos knowledge
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an unit 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 unit controller
  • Responsible for all transactions for weekly, monthly, and annual close
  • Account reconciliation, accounts payable, billing, budget, reporting, inventory, transfers
  • Performs trend analysis to assist decision making
  • Assists with external and internal audits
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to employees regarding EEO/AA/IRCA and other issues pertinent to employment practices
  • Assist in the operation of plant and carry out regular plant inspections and tasks to maintain plant availability to Drax Power’s operating instructions
  • Diagnose faults, identify defects and raise Action requests
  • To ensure effective handover is achieved at shift change, ensuring passage of information is adequate and up to date
  • Complete logs and records where necessary to record plant checks using paper or electronic media
  • Carry out route checks and record plant conditions
Qualifications for unit controller
  • Excellent software skills in Oracle Financials, Discoverer, Microsoft office including Excel and Access, Rogers’ billing systems
  • Holder of a professional accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • The ability to implement improved quality control procedures to communicate effectively with clients, client customers and support staff is required
  • Results Drive / Initiative
  • Establishes Priorities
  • Must be familiar with requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
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Unit Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an unit controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for unit controller
  • Upgrade to Unit Controller role when required
  • Participate in strategy planning and 3 year business planning exercise
  • Run monthly P&L meeting (including publication of the balanced scorecard)
  • Monitor purchasing effectiveness
  • General Ledger account analysis to accurately reflect sales, cost of sales, and expenses
  • Compilation of historical data, trends and objectives through query reports, mainframe reports of General Ledger history and detail, and external sources (i.e., forecast, economic status)
  • Establish standard costs for the new year by ensuring all appropriate products are costed and proper assumptions are made with regard to material pricing, duty, freight, labor and overhead rates
  • Performing an analysis after the development of standards to compare new standards to budgeted cost of sales
  • Inventory balance G/L to ERPLX
  • Make Journal Entries to record manufacturing, spending, duty and freight accruals, purchase price, and inventory write-off variances
Qualifications for unit controller
  • Experience ensuring compliance with applicable financial accounting requirements under US GAAP
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and advance excel user is essential
  • Experience with Oracle, Hyperion and Cognos reporting a plus
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills, managerial experience, with significant evidence of business partnering and leading teams
  • Self-starter and must have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Higher University degree (Finance and Control)

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