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Assistant Controller

Muskegon, MI 49442

Posted: 05/01/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 25146 Pay Rate: $ 75000.00 - $ 85000.00

Job Description

Our manufacturing client in the Muskegon, MI area is is looking for a detail-oriented Assistant Financial Controller to oversee their financial operations. This role is ideal for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and is committed to driving financial accuracy and operational efficiency through analytical excellence and a proactive approach.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct monthly booking audits and design controls to ensure financial integrity.
  • Prepare and review monthly accruals, forecasts, and analyses on inventory, productivity, and variances.
  • Develop and maintain robust internal control systems to enhance financial accuracy and compliance.
  • Create monthly dashboards showcasing key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Analyze monthly Profit & Loss statements and provide detailed reports.
  • Develop and maintain financial tools to assist area managers in tracking budgets and costs.
  • Engage in ad hoc financial analyses and reporting as needed.
  • Identify and implement cost-reduction strategies to enhance financial performance.
  • Embrace a continuous improvement mindset to refine financial processes.
  • Prepare and present detailed financial results to management.
  • Assist in the formulation and development of annual budgets.
  • Foster a collaborative environment with other departments to support and achieve budgeted outcomes.
  • Lead cross-functional teams on productivity-enhancing projects.
  • Undertake special projects as required by management.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in accounting, data analysis, or financial controlling.

Required Skills:

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with an open and engaging style.
  • Strong organizational and time management capabilities.
  • Profound analytical and critical thinking skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficient in problem-solving and solutions-oriented thinking.
  • Target-driven with a strong focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Skilled in presenting complex financial information to executive-level audiences.
  • High level of discretion and commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (formulas, no macros required).
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