Job title:  Corporate Controller

Job family:  Finance
Business area:  Metals - Processing
Contract location: 

Callery, PA, US

Working location:  Callery, PA
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 



Designer, manufacturer, and installer of precision roller and tension levelers, CTL lines, slitting lines, inspection lines for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals in coil form. Manufacturing of new capital processing equipment and rebuilding of levelers and processing equipment. Field service, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering. In-house engineering and feasibility studies. Rebuild and repair miscellaneous mill equipment for hot mills and cold mills and processing lines. Centerless grinding process rolls, straightener/journal repair and chrome plating service for processing equipment. Standard rolls, high-abrasion rolls and rolls for more than 100,000 yield.

Under the direction of  the Vice President Finance , the Corporate Controller (Controller)  is responsible for leading and managing the Finance Department.  The Controller is responsible for the delivery of financial information and services for all USA based units, sites, managers, and USA based affiliates.   The Controller will ensure that the company has the systems and procedures in place to support effective finance and accounting operations and conduct flawless financial statement audits and reviews. The Controller will work closely with operations program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how the Finance function can support operational programs.  

The Controller will partner with the Vice President Finance, AMUSA management team, and the HR and IT staffs to enhance the integration of the Finance, HR, and IT functions. The Controller supports and participates in strategic planning for the overall business.   The Controller is responsible for ensuring that the customers of the Finance Department are satisfied.  The service areas are comprised of accounting and control, treasury and finance, financial planning and analysis, tax administration, and risk management. As the number two executive to the VP Finance, the Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the board and Finance and Audit Committees and will work closely with the senior management leadership team.

The Controllers’ mission is to:

-  Be accurate and timely in providing customers with financial reporting including business information, analyses, and consulting as required enabling fulfillment of business unit and corporate objectives, enhancing  productivity and business profitability. 
- Provide for the adequacy and effectiveness of corporate and business unit internal controls, including internal auditing.
- Safeguard company assets and resources and ensure adequate cash control processes are in place and operating.
- Ensure the availability of cash to meet operational needs.
- Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations




Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Key Result Items

  1. Financial Accounting and Control
    Acts in a fiduciary capacity in maintaining accurate accounting records. Establishes accounting policies and monitors adherence by business unit. Maintains, operates, monitors, and continuously improves systems and processes for preparation of P&L and Balance Sheets and Statements of Cash Flows, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, sales commissions, fixed assets, cost and inventory accounting and general ledger; all in accordance with GAAP.
  2. Financial Reporting and Analysis
    Oversees and/or produces and presents financial reports and analyses that provide executives and operating managers with feedback on the financial effects of their actions.  Interprets and analyzes current and historical company business operations and future business plans and determines the financial effects of various business alternatives.  Compares actual results to plan with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances. Keeps senior leadership abreast of the organization’s financial status. Alerts key executives and managers to trends in the financial performance of the business that may require management action.
  3. Profit Planning:  Budgeting and Cash Flow Forecasting
    Creates, maintains, and presents the annual and monthly rolling budget and cash flow forecasting models.  Presents the models’ logic to and trains the business units in use of the model.  Monitors the business units’ use of the models.  Prepares unit and corporate consolidated business plan budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  4. Business Control Systems and Procedures
    Creates, designs, and continuously improves business control systems at the corporate and business unit levels including: cash, financial accounting, cost and inventory, credit and collection, A/R, A/P, fixed assets, commissions, hedging, intercompany invoicing, etc. Consulting to and monitoring of the business units in their implementation and operation of business unit business control systems.
  5. Risk Management and Insurance
    Coordinates with the CFO provision of insurance coverage as required; assuring protection of business assets and loss prevention. Oversees and performs exposure analysis and control.
  6. Treasury and Finance
  • Cash management and control.
  • Lender Relations and Debt Financing: Participates in discussion with and maintains working relationships with banks, leasing companies, financial institutions, and investment firms.
  • Participates in the development of policies and specific plans for conducting company relations with outside financial firms.
  • Maintains financial contracts and arranges and participates in the negotiation of company financing.
  • Participates in the maintenance of relations with financial service institutions.
  • Forecasts capital requirements.  Identifies and analyzes capital sources.  Researches financing alternatives and determines most advantageous financing methods.
  • Develops and recommends financial strategies for business financings.
  • Oversees credit and collection management.
  • Oversees all aspects of VAT transactions.


  1. Capital Investment Planning
    Comparative project analysis and assistance in the justification and funding of capital projects.  Perform post project implementation audits.

  2. Audit
    Internal and external coordination of the work of independent outside auditors including audit planning and audit work.  Lead in reviewing or responding to the auditors’ recommendations to management, and providing assistance required to any business unit.  Identify, together with the business unit, risk areas and provide internal audit services to manage and mitigate them. Ensure internal control procedures and activities are based on clearly stated policies that conform to corporate objectives. Conduct, supervise, and coordinate internal audit procedures that provide for the accuracy and trustworthiness of all information used internally or externally.

  3. Tax Administration
  • Participates in the administration of tax policies and procedures.
  • Under the direction of the CFO, coordinates relations with taxing authorities and tax advisors.
  • Provide assistance to tax preparers.
  • Tax planning.
  1. Financial Organization
    Develops appropriate financial organization.  Establishes performance standards and assures that finance personnel are properly trained, directed, and qualified to fulfill their job responsibilities.

  2. Employee Compensation
    Salary and hourly payroll. Analyzes, reports to CFO and CEO, and oversees the accounting for the financial effects of employee compensation practices. Oversees 401K plan compliance testing. Participates in the oversight of the USW defined benefit plan with attention to funding and cash flow impacts and planning.

  3. Cost Accounting and Control
    Establishes cost and inventory accounting policies and monitors adherence by business unit. Oversees maintenance, operation, and continuous improvement of systems and processes for preparation of inventory, job, and product cost reports and analyses.

  4. Inventory and Job/Product Cost Reporting and Analysis
    Oversees and/or produces and presents reports and analyses that provide executives and operating managers feedback on the financial effects of operations and their actions.  Creates and maintains reports and interprets and analyzes current and historical inventory records, trends, and costs and future business plans and determines the financial effects of various business alternatives.  Oversees maintenance of standard cost system.

  5. Standard Cost

Assures delivery of accurate and timely reports and analyses that management may effectively use in comparing actual operating performance to plans and standards. Alerts key executives and managers to trends in the financial performance of the business that may require management action.


  1. Management Development and Team Leadership
    Ongoing development of a qualified, competent staff with skills and performance sufficient to maintain quality and meet deadlines. Clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals. Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.



  • Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software through hands on use.
  • SAP experience and skill in working in an ERP environment and manipulating data using available system tools. Is comfortable in preparing and presenting ERP system reports and excel reports in support of operation analyses and administration.
  • Demonstrated PC proficiency, especially with spreadsheets and presentation packages.


Experience, Education and Knowledge

  • 5-10 years experience in a senior level finance or accounting position including supervisory/management responsibilities in the manufacturing sector. 
  • 3 years public accounting auditing experience, preferably with a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm. Thorough knowledge of GAAP and experience working with outside auditors.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the organization’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance.
  • Ability to be sensitive to and practice the confidentiality requirements of a privately owned company.
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a closely related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control. Solid experience performing and coordinating audit activities and managing reporting and analysis for inventory, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for manufacturing costs in a make to order job shop environment.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections. Hands on experience in delivery of short and long term budgets and forecasts, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a skilled team. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Keen analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills, which allow for strategic data interpretation vs. simple reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board, and other outside partners.
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Ability to work overtime as required including occasional evenings and weekends to meet objectives and deadlines.


#1AndritzWay Core Behaviors

  • Customer Focus
  • Ownership for Performance
  • Shared Commitment
  • Openness

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID:  8715

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh