Assistant Controller (On-site) in Superior, WI at Barko Hydraulics LLC

Date Posted: 9/22/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Superior, WI
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Company

Barko Hydraulics located in Superior, WI, manufactures innovative heavy equipment solutions for the forestry, site prep, and material handling markets. Barko’s line of forestry equipment includes harvesters, processors, utility loaders, strong-arm grapples, industrial wheeled tractors, and more. For more information, visit

Barko Hydraulics is an affiliate of The Heico Companies, a family owned business and parent holding company for a diverse portfolio of manufacturing, construction and industrial services businesses. 

The Position

The Assistant Controller is a leader of the Accounting Department both functionally and strategically.  This position assists in leading, directing, and managing all accounting and finance related decisions and reporting. 

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead and participate in the month-end close process, ensuring that journal entries, closing activities, analysis and reports are accurate and timely
  • Develop new analysis and reports as needed to help explain financial results
  • Analyze and report on dealer and product line sales and profitability
  • Develop reports for, and analyze and report on, production activity, variances and efficiencies
  • Perform and review account reconciliations to ensure that all balance sheet presentations are accurate
  • Analyze performance vs budget and report differences
  • Ensure that cost analysis is accurate and timely and that variances are appropriately reviewed
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and upload to corporate
  • Prepare the monthly reporting package including analysis and commentary on the months’ results
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place to protect company assets and ensure accurate financial statements
  • Manage fixed assets
  • Manage the MEA (capital approval) process
  • Key participant in the annual budgeting process
  • Assist in creating and uploading forecasts according to the schedule
  • Create analysis and schedules in support of the annual strategic planning process
  • Manage the process for sales tax collections and filings
  • Apply a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verify documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies
  • Manage sales invoicing process
    • Prepare quarterly and yearly financial reports and analysis for Corporate
    • Manage annual physical inventory procedures and provide oversight and guidance on cycle counting processes
    • Review processes, recommend improvements to streamline where possible and create new processes where needed
    • Manage Corporate internal audits
    • Special projects as requested
    • Drive and support compliance and ethical processes and behaviors through the business.

    Leads People:  

    • Manage the Shared Services Department, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger Accounting.
    • Develop accounting department team members through goal setting, coaching and mentoring
    • Identify training opportunities, cross train department team members
    • Identify opportunities to improve processes and improve customer service
    • Become the D365 system expert for all accounting functions, ensuring proper system utilization and documentation, identifying system enhancement and improvement opportunities
  • Job Requirements

    Experience and Education: 

      • Experience: 7+ years of experience in Finance, Accounting, or similar field is required.
      • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field required, Master’s degree/MBA and/or CPA highly desired.

      Skills & Abilities

      • Experience in Microsoft D365 or similar ERP system with a focus on creating and improving system processes and procedures.
      • Experience in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and month end close
      • Ability to manage a team using a servant leader approach
      • Ability to develop relationships with individuals at all levels, including customers, vendors and other employees
      • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally through various mediums, including phone, e-mail and formal written communication
      • Analytical skills, including the ability to identify things that “just don’t look right”
      • Problem solving and innovation skills, including the ability to analyze, interpret, understand and successfully resolve issues within the best interests of the Company.
      • A high level of proficiency in Excel
      • Experience with Microsoft’s Power Platform, particularly Power BI
      • Professionalism with consistent ability to balance urgency and decisiveness with patience and compassion
      • Discretion in managing proprietary information belonging to the company

      Supervisory Responsibility – This position has Supervisory responsibilities.


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