Group Controller

Bedrijf: Hubbell Inc
Type werk: Full-time

Group Controller - Shelton, CT
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Date: Aug 7, 2020
Location: Shelton, CT, US, 06484-4300
Company: Hubbell Incorporated
Corporate OverviewHubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has
grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical,
lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and
recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed
tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and
manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early,
and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first
practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket
that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable,
electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products
delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to
continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products
with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower
the communities that support us. Division OverviewHubbell Commercial &
Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of
non-residential and residential construction, commercial and
industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement
solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple
markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial
construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high
voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success
through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an
exceptional sales force.Position Overview
Reporting directly to the Vice President, Finance and indirectly to
the Vice President, Corporate Controller, the Group Controller will
serve as a key member of the Finance leadership team and have
responsibility for accurate, timely, transparent financial accounting,
reporting and controls.
Oversee the monthly closing for the business unit. Will interface
regularly with both the Business Group and Corporate finance leaders
to articulate results with clarity and transparency and maintain a
strong controllership environment. The Group Controller is also
responsible for the internal control environment and must collaborate
with the Corporate Director of Internal Controls to ensure SOX
compliance and continuous improvement in this critical area.
This high-profile role will also serve as a key interface between the
Business Controllership team and the Corporate Controllership team.
The Group Controller will be responsible to partner with the Group
FP&A team to ensure the delivery of value-added business analysis and
meaningful financial and operational metrics that lead to insightful,
accurate, timely business decision-making. This position is also
responsible for monitoring, analyzing and reporting on all
repositioning initiatives, including project economics and savings
validation.
Duties and Responsibilities
* Principally responsible for accurate, timely, transparent
financial accounting, reporting and internal controls
* Provide strong leadership, oversight, supervision and guidance to
the financial accounting, reporting and control team and ensure
timely accurate delivery of all monthly, quarterly and annual
financial information, including financial statements and
operating results
* Continuous oversight and maintenance of accurate balance sheets
for the Group legal entities and ensure all accounts are fully
supported and properly reconciled in accordance with company
Policy & Procedure on a monthly basis
* Consult regularly with the Corporate Controller s group and
providing technical support to the accounting professionals that
execute monthly, quarterly and year end closing process
* Ensure that the financial reporting processes are in accordance
with GAAP and the Company s Accounting Policies & Procedures
* Maintain controls throughout the Group companies to adequately
safeguard the assets of the company and to identify and address
potential risks in a timely manner
* Support complex accounting matters and partnering on technical
assessments as necessary, and support special projects
* Provide management with daily, weekly and monthly strategic tools,
monitors & reports to help drive well-informed business decisions
* Lead Monthly and quarterly updates and controllership reviews with
the Corporate Controller s organization
* Share and implement best financial and accounting and internal
control practices in all locations and benchmark against both
external and internal metrics
* Consult in a financial advisory capacity with the different
constituencies in a matrix environment, including cross functional
business partners, Corporate partners and other Business Group
members
* Demonstrated record of success in a variety finance | accounting
roles
* Support internal and external audit activity as necessary and
oversee timely remediation of any findings or follow up items
* Prepare a monthly reporting package that includes full financial
statements, comprehensive Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
reporting, operational Dashboard reporting and analysis of key
business trends,
* Support quarterly external reporting, including earnings releases
and earnings call support information as necessary
* Assist in preparing analysis, commentary and presentation material
for the monthly and quarterly operating review meetings
* Support and involvement in key financial systems implementations
* Support M&A activity, including valuation, with direct oversight
of accounting and internal control integration
* Serve as accounting policy champion and ensure proper compliance,
training, roll-out, maintenance, and also serve on Corporate
Finance Policy sub team
* Oversee and manage the cost accounting function, including
inventory and fixed asset accounting
* Provide a high level of thought process to drive improvement;
recommend areas for improvement and lead projects to enhance the
financial accounting, reporting and internal control environment
* Support effective financial systems and internal controls to
ensure they are fit for the purpose of conducting business
activities and aligned with Corporate policies & procedures
* Ensure the company operates to high standards of corporate
governance and is in compliance with all financial and regulatory
requirements
* Ability to motivate, energize, manage, mentor and develop
performance of staff
* Ability to work across all boundaries and interface regularly and
successfully with financial shared service organization
Skills and Experience
* Senior finance and accounting professional with 12+ years
experience in a variety of accounting finance leadership positions
* Experience with U.S. multi-national public company, ideally
$1+Billion annual revenue with a global manufacturing firm
* CPA required Big 4 and SOX experienced preferred, MBA a plus
* SAP and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) experience strongly
preferred. Blackline experience a plus.
* Proven ability to lead, manage, mentor and develop all levels of
accounting team
* Strong communication and influencing skills, ability to lead large
scale initiatives and projects with both local and executive
management; ability to collaborate and communicate with others
* Demonstrated experience interfacing regularly with professionals
at all levels of the organization, from manufacturing floor to
senior executive office
* Willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and
organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment
Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO
Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.
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