WIS Region Controller
Job Description

The WIS Controller will be responsible for managing a staff of accounting professionals along with the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions for a $700M global operating unit within WESCO.  This is a hands-on position responsible for monthly close of books, implementation of all financial policies, procedures and internal controls, budgeting and planning.
•          Develop strategic and operational budgets to achieve results and ensure alignment with company goals and objectives
•          Set goals for the work group, manage execution and measure results
•          Maintaining accurate books and subsidiary ledgers and performing monthly/annual closing processes in a timely manner
•          Prepare monthly financial reporting package along with a comment letter
•          Select, manage, evaluate and develop staff
•          Oversee the application of accounting principles, practices and procedures concerning the maintenance of fiscal records and preparation of financial reports
•          Manage business planning and forecasting, variance analysis, and cost control
•          Support and lead the analytical process for evaluation of a new program
•          Manage general and property accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary control
•          Work closely and coordinate with corporate support functions 
•          Track and report key performance indicators; evaluate operating results in terms of cost, budget, operating policies, trends and increased profit opportunities
•          Partner effectively with the WIS General Manager
•          Manage the monthly Activity Based Costing model reporting process
•          Manage the detailed customer invoicing and accounts receivable review process
•          Manage the detailed vendor payment and accounts payable review process
•          Manage the reimbursed labor accounting, reporting and scorecard activity
•          Manage the monthly branch balance sheet reconciliation process
•          Manage the annual employee review process (LOR) for Finance team members
•          Manage the daily sales reporting and analysis by program
•          Manage the detailed analytics that support the annual management incentive program
•          Provide ad hoc analysis and reporting and promote the practice of continuous improvement
•          Prepare financial and management reports, present findings, and recommend courses of action
•          Oversee financial controls and support all statutory audit requirements and the internal documentation process (including the SOX audit reviews)
•          Oversee asset management and work with other functional personnel to reduce assets through effective inventory control practices   
•          Identify, document and report potentially fraudulent or unethical business practice

Job Requirements

       Understanding of finance, accounting, budgeting, F/X revaluation and cost control principles  
•  Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations  
•  Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)  
•  Understanding of short- and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis   
•  Strong interpersonal skills    
•  Strong verbal and written communications skills    
•  Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections   
•  Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and to simultaneously manage several projects  
•          Ability to analyze financial data and prepare timely financial reports, statements and projections
•     Ability to work across multiple business systems for reporting and consolidation purposes  EXPERIENCE   Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience serving in management level finance or accounting positions with a preferred combination of:
•          “Big 4” firm accounting experience in tax and / or audit (i.e. serving as a Senior Auditor or Manager level), and
•          Corporate Accounting exposure in a large multi-national firm (i.e. serving as General Ledger supervisor or manager, Manager of Consolidations), and
•          Operational finance background in a large multi-national firm (i.e. serving as a plant controller or division controller).  
•          Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and strategic management in a similar industry
•          Experience in developing a Finance team and their leadership skill set
•          Experience in developing business plans to support key initiatives
•          Experience in leading and developing LEAN process improvements EDUCATION  
•  Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field required;   
•  Master's degree in same field (a plus);  
•  CPA or CMA certification preferred  

Company Overview

WESCO International is a leader in industrial supply with an extensive offering of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) and electrical OEM products. We are more than just an electrical distributor; we are a company of procurement specialists, helping customers lower supply chain costs, increase efficiency through WESCO Value Creation and save energy with green and sustainability initiatives. Our network of branches delivers industrial supply products fast, and our vast catalog of supplier partners enables WESCO to be your one-stop shop for electrical and MRO products. As a Fortune 500 company, our industrial supply solutions leverage our buying power and extensive procurement experience that leaders across a broad range of industries trust to deliver value, service and results that exceed customer expectations.

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