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Assistant Corporate Controller - Shelton, CT

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Shelton, CT, US, 06484-4300

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.

Posting Address

Shelton, CT

Position Overview

This position will have a broad range of responsibilities leading the teams responsible for the accounting, external reporting and control environment in a challenging and fast-paced public company setting. It will require a pro-active, self-motivated and experienced leader capable of partnering with functional and business-unit leadership to manage complex matters. This will require an individual capable of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with management and external audit teams. Also required will be deep knowledge and experience with U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements, and the ability to think strategically and with vision to interpret and apply that accounting and reporting guidance. The Assistant Controller will have significant exposure across the organization; interacting with segment and business group controllers, functional leaders and business teams to maintain an effective control environment, set accounting policy, establish key controls, manage the annual SOX compliance program.  This position will report to the VP, Corporate Controller.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the month-end global accounting close; leading business-unit controllership teams in the timely, accurate, transparent and high-quality execution of monthly management reporting consistent with U.S. GAAP, adhering to Company policies and compliant with the Company’s internal controls.
  • Oversee the SEC reporting process for interim and annual SEC reports including preparation of Forms 10-Q and 10-K; preparation of press release financials and assisting Investors Relations with the earnings press release and conference call materials.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Areas of significant technical accounting involvement will include revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, annual assessments of Goodwill and other intangible assets, and purchase accounting for M&A transactions.
  • Lead the annual Sarbanes Oxley compliance program and ensure maintenance of company-wide internal controls; Drive continuous improvement, manage the catalog of key controls, ensure appropriate controls are designed and operating effectively, oversee the testing program and manage tight compliance with remediation and assessment of control deficiencies, including appropriate coordination with the company’s internal audit team, Chief Information Security Officer, and external auditors.
  • Oversee the Corporate Accounting function; coordinate with the Company’s FP&A team to manage plan and forecast with regard to activity within the function; maintain effectively operating controls within the function.
  • Lead, manage, and mentor a team of high-performing accounting professionals. Attract, develop, and maintain that team, establishing clear performance objectives, providing guidance and technical leadership.
  • Partner with the Company’s business development function to support M&A diligence. Provide the Company’s business groups with guidance relating to the purchase accounting for M&A transactions; including review and guidance surrounding identification and valuation of intangible assets acquired.
  • Lead, manage, guide the annual external audit program; support strong, transparent working relationships with the external audit team, with a focus on driving efficiencies in the annual audit. 

Skills and Experience

  • A combination of Big 4 and several years of public-company experience in a rigorous U.S. GAAP and SEC compliant environment; 12+ years controllership / audit experience, including public-company experience in Manufacturing is preferred.
  • Be a licensed CPA.
  • Extensive experience in the application of U.S. GAAP, SEC reporting and filings (10-K, 10-Q) and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in a public-company setting.
  • Proven team player having demonstrated abilities in the following areas: excellent communication, presentation, leadership and interpersonal skills, well-developed problem solving skills and the ability to be self-directed and effectively relate to all levels of the organization.
  • Be a leader that is equally adept at leading a team and “rolling up sleeves” to engage in the detail.
  • Ability and desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, growing company; comfortable balancing multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully drive complex continuous process improvements in key financial business processes including effectively executing on all elements of change management.
  • Highly ethical and holds personal work-product, as well as the work-product of the team to an elevated degree of accountability and quality.
  • Experience with SAP, HFM, Blackline, Workiva is preferred.

 

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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