Assistant Controller in Niles, MI at Spartan Tool

Date Posted: 5/18/2023

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Niles, MI
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Job Description

Job Duties for Assistant Controller

Department Management

  • Manage the Accounting Department, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General 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 ERP system expert for all accounting functions, ensuring proper system utilization and documentation, identifying system enhancement and improvement opportunities

Month End Close

  • 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 sales channel and product line sales and profitability
  • Develop reports and analysis 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
  • Work with Operations Accounting to ensure that cost analysis is accurate and timely and that variances are appropriately reviewed
  • Prepare the monthly reports, including analysis and commentary on the monthly results


  • Manage fixed assets and capital spend
  • Be a key participant in the annual budgeting and long-term planning process
  • Support the rolling forecasting 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 the sales invoicing process
  • Develop and maintain processes and requirements that support A/R controls and maximize collections
  • Prepare quarterly and yearly financial reports and analysis
  • Review processes, recommend improvements to streamline where possible and create new processes where needed
  • Assist in internal and external audits
  • Provide assistance on special projects as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • Experience in ERP systems
  • 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
  • Professionalism with consistent ability to balance urgency and decisiveness with patience and compassion
  • Discretion in managing proprietary information belonging to the company