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Astec, Inc.

Assistant Controller

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Posted On: Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
Department: Accounting
Shift: 1st Shift
Location: 4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Duration:
Travel:

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Supports the Controller in directing financial and accounting activities of the company by performing the following duties personally or through departmental associates.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for identifying and preventing discrepancies in financial reporting.
  • Responsible for summarizing and analyzing financial activity and position in a clear manner and communicate with management regarding financial performance.
  • Direct preparation of budgets and forecasts, review budget proposals, and prepare necessary supporting documentation and justification.
  • Act as a liaison between internal and external auditors and coordinate all audits including the company financial statements, 401(k) reporting, Payroll, and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Responsible for maintaining internal controls that support an environment effective for financial reporting purposes.
  • Conduct studies and submit recommendations for improving the organization’s accounting operation.
  • Responsible for developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Directly oversee accounts receivable, payroll, and general accounting department.
  • Supports monthly-, quarterly- and year-end close process.
  • Prepare and post journal entries.
  • Prepare and/or Review & Approve balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Prepare reports required by regulatory agencies, including personal property tax returns.
  • Collect and prepare data to assist the company or corporate with federal, state, and local reports and tax returns.
  • Oversee the training and development of finance staff, and delegate duties and authority to meet departmental and organizational goals
  • Follow company policies and procedures at all times.
  • Follow proper safety rules and procedures at all times.
  • Assist Controller with a variety of tasks and projects as needed and assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:  General Accountant, Invoicing Coordinators, and the Payroll Department on a daily basis. Will supervise the Accounting Department in the absence of the Controller.

 

 

 

Preferred Skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects required.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required.
  • Computer experience, including MS Office products and fully integrated ERP systems required.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to gather information from various people and sources within the company required.
  • Must be able to work well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to be very detail oriented, especially when preparing reports or reporting financial and accounting information required.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years manufacturing accounting experience required.
  • Minimum of 4-year degree in Accounting required, CPA preferred.
  • Computer skills to include Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Cognos and E9.
  • Ability to supervise departmental associates including policy and rule enforcement, performance appraisals, conflict resolution, scheduling, etc.
  • Must be able to meet regular attendance requirements.

 

 REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems relating to accounting practices and spreadsheet development and analysis.  Ability to apply accounting practices to company operational requirements.  Ability to deal with a variety of situations relating to job requirements.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The associate frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The associate must occasionally move more than 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

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

 While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to risk of injury in an office environment and occasionally a manufacturing shop plant environment.  Duties include a typical office setting including extensive computer work.  The associate is occasionally exposed to a manufacturing environment which includes moving machinery, mobile industrial equipment, overhead cranes and outdoor temperatures.  The noise level in the shop environment is occasionally very loud.

Company Profile

Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries, Inc. family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm mix asphalt equipment technology, support, and training. Astec, Inc. is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable, and stationary asphalt plant equipment as well as soil remediation equipment and wood pellet plants. Astec, Inc. produces equipment under the Astec and Dillman brands.

Our core values are:

  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers.
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.
  • Respect for all individuals.
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
  • Safety, quality and productivity as means to ensure success.

Our company's core purpose is to improve the quality of life for people all over the world by building equipment to improve the world’s infrastructure.

We invite you to learn more about Astec, Inc. and what we have to offer to prospective associates.

Astec, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Benefits

Astec, Inc. offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package as part of its commitment to associates. Benefit highlights include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan (including company match)
  • Opportunities for advancement through job posting
  • Paid Days Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Option
  • TN Valley Credit Union Membership Option
  • Active company safety program
  • Friendly work environment

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