Corporate Controller

COMPANY

Always a Wire Die Leader

Fort Wayne Wire Die has historically been the birthplace of technology that drives the wire drawing and wire die industries. From the first wire die manufacturing equipment and processes developed in the 1930s to the ongoing engineering advancements that have marked the industry’s evolution ever since Fort Wayne Wire Die has always stood at the forefront.

Our vision is to be the preferred global supplier for wire drawing dies and precision tooling for the global wire and cable industry, the one die supplier that can provide the consistent quality, application expertise, performance value, and supply chain efficiency all customers need to compete in a global market. The ISO 9001:2015 certification has allowed us to develop a quality management system that fully supports our vision and goals resulting in customer satisfaction.

FUNCTION

Under the direction of the President, responsible for all Accounting and Finance Management for all companies, and supervision of Cost Accounting, General Accounting, and Purchasing. The ideal candidate will have proven industry experience as a Controller in a manufacturing environment. The Controller will handle high-level accounting, and managerial accounting, and oversee the financial activities of the company. The Controller will produce accurate and thorough financial reports for senior management to help improve our operational efficiency and aid our continued growth. This will include the use of Lean Accounting reporting and analysis. As head of the Accounting Department, the Controller will manage and cover all aspects of accounting from payroll to tax compliance, and employee benefits.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional who enjoys methodically analyzing and scrutinizing processes to find efficiencies. Who thrives in a busy workplace and is exceptional at prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines. Also is well-versed in offering senior management budgeting/forecasting guidance based on financial reporting and business trends.

  1. Perform or delegate performance of all cost accounting functions, general accounting functions, and Purchasing including:
    • Cash management.
    • Bank relations.
    • Coordination of annual audit
  2. Maintain, control costs, and improve P&C insurance coverage.
  3. Maintain, control costs, and help select and improve 401K programs.
  4. Maintain, control costs, and help select health insurance coverages.
  5. Maintain general ledgers for six companies.
  6. Maintain 5 different cost systems: LIFO, FIFO, Average costs, Standard Costs, and two Job Cost methods.
  7. Develop annual plan process and reporting.
  8. Institute monthly general ledger control analysis.
  9. Create revised financial statements to report on functional performance.
  10. Monitor manufacturing departmental performance reporting statements.
  11. Maintain Leased Die financial reporting methods and procedures.
  12. Maintain Plant and Product Line productivity reports.
  13. Purchasing
  • Directly supervise the Buyer.
  • Review monthly purchases to look for opportunities to reduce expenditures.
  • Approve purchases of office supplies.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Back up for General Accounting Supervisor.
  2. Perform special projects or other duties as assigned by the company president.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience as a Controller.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in finance, general, and cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.
  • A Masters in Accounting and or a CPA or CMA is preferred but not required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel. Will use Sage 300, AS400, Excel, Fixed Assets CS, and Paylocity.

This company is a privately held, family-owned company that originated in Fort Wayne, Indiana 87 years ago and has grown into a multi-plant international manufacturing company, manufacturing and selling its products around the globe. We are a respected leader in the industry known for our product quality, technical ability, and engineering support.