The Controller will be responsible for directing the organization’s accounting functions by providing controllership and accounting expertise for QualiChem and its global affiliates, to include managing all aspects of accounting from payroll to tax compliance. In addition, this position will develop and maintain monthly financial statements and tax reporting.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
Maintain the ledger systems for all legal entities and consolidated ledgers.
Lead the monthly and annual closing process verifying inter-company elimination accuracy and revaluation of all foreign currency transactions and accounts.
Oversee the accounting function of QualiChem’s China operations.
Ensure accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, corporate company credit cards, payroll processing
Supervise employees in business analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Advise management about insurance coverage protection against property loss and potential liabilities.
Cash control, and corporate tax compliance, multi-state sales tax and income tax activities.
Review company financial statements for accuracy and clarity.
Conduct quarterly financial statement reviews with QualiChem’s Management Team.
Conduct period financial presentations, as required.
Manage the annual and semi-annual budgeting process.
Manage asset accounting.
Evaluate new capital investment and loan activity.
Coordinate annual audits with external auditors.
Maintain positive banking relationships.
This position directly manages the General Ledger Accountant.
This position will require less than 10% travel.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands for picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer and extensive reading;
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
QualiChem is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer meaning that we make all decisions concerning the terms and conditions of employment, from hiring to firing, to the services and benefits we provide, on a non-discriminatory basis. All such decisions are made without regard to an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, disability, genetic profile or any other status protected by federal and applicable Virginia law.
Education and Experience
BS in Accounting and 15+ years as accounting/finance professional with 5-10 years in Controller or Assistant Controller role. Experience to include use of ERP applications. Excellent internal controls skills. Strong analytical skills, detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Excel & Access).
Ability to analyze and conceptualize effects on products and G/L accounts in a multi-entity environment, prior to transactions taking place.
Understanding of non-US currencies, development of transfer pricing, consolidations of subsidiaries.
Ability to manage heavy workload and set priorities aligned with business goals
Strong organization skills, commitment to the team, creative problem solver, customer focus/approach to work.
Proven ability to develop and maintain positive work relationships.
Ability to work with people of varying backgrounds and cultures
Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to energize others.
Desire to make meaningful contributions to the overall health of the organization.
CPA or CMA certification
SOX (J-SOX) experience
Accounting experience with foreign countries
Established in 1989 with headquarters in Salem, Va., QualiChem develops and manufactures water treatment chemicals and metalworking solutions worldwide. The company’s Metalworking Fluids Division offers next-generation cutting and grinding fluids, straight oils, rust preventives, and metal cleaners. The Water Treatment Division formulates and blends for regional sales and service companies. QualiChem is a quality-focused ISO 9001:2015 company and a zero-discharge facility.