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Controller I - Greenville, SC

Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: Greenville, SC, US, 29607

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell 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 Overview
Hubbell Lighting (HLI) is committed to elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets.

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Position Overview

Based in Greenville, SC and reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the Controller’s overall mission is to complete timely and accurate financial reporting, while maintaining a strong system of internal controls and supporting the senior management team’s decision making process. These summary level objectives are to be achieved in a manner that satisfies Hubbell’s internal policies as well as all applicable external regulations (GAAP, SOX, etc). The ideal candidate will possess strong solid understanding of and experience with GAAP, cost accounting, financial planning & analysis, SOX and large-scale ERP systems. This person should have prior experience as a financial manager with a large manufacturing company.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting

  • Leads a team of finance professionals through a monthly 3-day close
  • Coordinates and presents the month’s financial results to senior management (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Key Metrics)

Monthly Closing and General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for monthly closing Checklist
  • Analyze, book and lead monthly Customer Incentive Programs and Allowances
  • State Tax reporting
  • Commissions
  • Fixed Assets

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Coordinates and Prepares full financial forecast monthly (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Key Metrics)
  • Partnership with Director of Finance and VP/GM to build the forecast

Cost Accounting

  • Oversee cost rolls, physical inventories, rate analysis, quote review, etc.

SOX Champion

  • Establishes, supervises & enforces all SOX controls in conjunction with Hubbell policy. Protects assets (property plant & equipment, inventory, etc).
  • Routinely updates Business Unit Signature Authority Matrix & related systems
  • Oversees periodic self-testing and supports applicable internal & external audit activities

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Customer Focus – Tailor approach to the needs of business unit VPGM and other internal customers
  • Critical Thinking – Should frequently re-consider approach to standard tasks & seek to innovate
  • Business Knowledge – Develop & apply a basic knowledge of the Business’ products, customers & industries served in providing reliable data
  • Functional Excellence – Display strong proficiency in the gathering, analysis and presentation of data
  • Integrity & Ethics – Follow company guidelines & act in an ethical manner
  • Results Driven – Self-motivated to deliver a quality product
  • Communications – Clearly communicate analysis in both written and verbal terms
  • Professional Maturity – Act with professional maturity & display related qualities in interacting with Sr. management
  • Establishes Priorities – Able to lead multiple contending priorities & apply a sense of urgency
  • 10+ years of accounting experience and/or training
  • A combination of experience from Public Accounting and Corporate Accounting is preferred. Familiar with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office, e-mail and other PC application skills. Experience with SAP or another large-scale ERP system is required. Experience with Hyperion Financial Management, Workiva, BlackLine are preferred.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information strategically; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

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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.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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