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Controller/Assistant Controller

Link Engineering Company (LINK) is a premier designer and manufacturer of precision test equipment, we specialize in developing customized solutions for Automotive, Aviation, Off-Highway, Rail and Civil Engineering industries. We are headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, outside of Detroit and maintain testing laboratories, manufacturing, and support facilities around the globe.

Established in 1935, we have been a family-owned company for generations, we treat our customers and employees as if they are part of our family. We set our employees up for success, as they are given constant opportunities to learn and develop new skills. As many of our team members have been with LINK for a generation or more, the LINK team is equipped with a wealth of knowledge, providing decades of hands-on experience and out-of-the box thinking to OEM’s and suppliers everywhere.

Our Controller position is responsible for the accounting, finance operations, and related controls of the company. The ideal candidate will have a track record for progressively increasing job responsibilities and may currently hold a senior-level Accountant or an Assistant Controller role today, and will have a strong desire to continue to increase their role and job scope steadily over time. In this role, you will primarily manage and successfully facilitate monthly financial reports, accounting records, controls and budgets for multiple subsidiaries, and ensure reporting results comply with GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. This role manages a team of seven and will provide oversight of foreign accounting professionals for our multiple global subsidiaries.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. 


Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day accounting and cost accounting functions including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash & Risk Management, Fixed Assets, and Tax Filings
  • Indirectly oversee the accounting operations of international subsidiary companies, and ensure adherence to monthly financial reporting needs 
  • Maintain and update accounting control systems, transaction-processing operations, and associated policies and procedures
  • Prepare US and consolidated monthly financial reports and present to Senior Leadership and Executive Teams
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Manage the production and consolidation of all subsidiary annual budgets and forecasts
  • Develop dashboards to report variances from budgets/forecasts and report significant issues to Executive Team
  • Coordinate and lead external audits for annual review
  • Comply with local, state, federal, and international government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Manage annual capital investments as determined in the annual budgetary process
  • Support customer contract negotiations with payment terms, contractual terms, and limiting liability
  • Manage and analyze general ledger accounts and ensure accounting team maintains monthly account reconciliations
  • Manage monthly financial reporting for multiple real estate entities
  • Contribute to the overall management of the company, including areas of strategic planning
  • Special assignments as required for the successful function of the accounting team


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA or MBA desired
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in accounting and/or public accounting with international exposure
  • Strong cost accounting and experience with Percentage of Completion revenue recognition
  • Experience with an advanced ERP system, such as Epicor, Visual, or SAP Business One
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Self-motivated to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Great communication skills
  • High ethical standards with a positive attitude and strong enthusiasm
  • Desire to learn and thrive in a fast paced growing environment

 

Physical Requirements:

Position is located in a mixed office and manufacturing environment, and may involve physical activity such as bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and sitting for long periods of time.

 

Relocation services not provided.

Link is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minority/Women/Veterans. VEVRRA Federal Contractor.

Link is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-734-453-0800. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

Note to all Agencies / Direct Placement: LINK has a team of dedicated recruiters who are responsible for all hiring needs. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors only and on an as needed basis. LINK has identified and finalized our list of preferred vendors and the review process has been closed. We do not accept resumes from recruiting agencies that are not a preferred vendor, have not been authorized or approved by Corporate Recruiting to partner on a position and have not signed LINK’s vendor agreement. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and LINK will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.

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