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Corporate Controller


Menomonee Falls, WI
ID: 6077

Summary – basic function of the role

This position will lead and direct Enerpac’s global accounting function and monthly financial close cycle. The Global Controller establishes and maintains the organization's overall accounting systems, procedures, and policies – along with the associated SoX control environment. This position will lead and prepare the financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, along with lead the quarterly review and annual external audit processes with the Company’s independent auditor. This Global Controller role will prepare the 10Q, 10K, and 8K disclosures, financial statement, and all ancillary reporting requirements in accordance with SEC regulations.


Job Duties and Responsibilities


Accounting/Controllership Responsibilities:

  1. Management and oversight of the financial reporting cycle, including:
  • Review and approval of account reconciliations, journal entries, analysis, and month-end closing binders prepared by staff employees
  • Monthly revenue recognition, accruals, lease accounting, cycle count, etc confirmations
  • Overall accuracy of accounting records
  • Maintenance, design, and execution of a strong internal control structure that promotes and maintains ongoing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Inter-company eliminations and alignment
  • Liability review and coordination with Legal, HR, FP&A, and other responsible parties
  • Completion of non-GAAP reconciliation and other required external/SEC schedules
  • Partnership with Tax, Treasury, FP&A, Internal Audit, and other associated finance functions
  • Maintenance and oversight of accounting and consolidation systems
  • Completion of Corporation function forecasts and closing entries
  • Oversight of global statutory entities compliance with local financial statement filing requirements
  • Management and oversight of external auditors, including fieldwork timing/coordination and facilitation of information requests
  • Creation of MD&A
  • Earning Release documents
  • Leadership of AR and AP functions
  • Completion of Audit Committee schedules
  • Review and implementation of new accounting pronouncements
  • Drive process improvement, automation, and streamlining within department
  • Timely and accurate filing of all quarterly and annual SEC disclosure, forms, and adherence to other required compliance

External Financial Statement Reporting, Audits, and SEC filing compliance

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide coaching, development, and mentoring guidance, both formally and informally, to the Accounting and Shared Services team
  • Facilitate annual goal setting and performance evaluation activities for the Accounting and Shared Services team
  • Assess employee strengths/weaknesses, workload, and assignments resulting in efficient and development-focused work environment.


Skills and Competencies

  • Work independently under general direction, with latitude for initiative and judgment
  • Excellent communication skills for working with Finance team members, management, peers and information users (for gathering requirements/requests for information)
  • Work and communicate with others in a dynamic, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Mature project management skills
  • Ability to guide and mentor direct reports
  • EPAC Competencies: Decision Making, Business Acumen, Drive for Results, Continuous Improvement, Effective Communication and Build Relationships


Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting required
  • CPA Certification required
  • 5+ years Public Company SEC Controllership experience
  • 15+ years overall Finance/Controllership experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, in particular data analysis techniques within Microsoft Excel


Physical Demands

Employee may have to lift documents/work materials up to 30 pounds in weight. Employee will have to be able to walk/climb to a variety of primary work locations, including traveling by air/auto to remote sites. Employee will need to listen, understand, and speak with team members in person, telephonically, and electronically at all levels within a diverse workforce and with supported organizations. Employee is able to work in front of a personal computer and telephone for long periods of time.


Work Environment

Primary work environment is temperature controlled office setting but may also be visiting different manufacturing facilities where following appropriate safety protocols at the location would be required. Employee will be exposed to low levels of noise in an office.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Direct Reports


  • Senior Director of Finance
  • FP&A Manager
  • Finance Transformation Director
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Shared Services Manager



Key External Contacts/Clients



The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the job described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.