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Divisional Controller

Bell & Associates

Divisional Controller

$140-170k plus bonus

Indianapolis, IN

Bell & Associates has been engaged to help our client find their next Divisional Controller. Our client is an international, technology-driven custom developer of compounds and advanced composite materials with 9 business units spanning 6 countries and territories. This position will work closely with the CFO and the Global Corporate Controller to support the accounting and financial reporting requirements and processes at the Corporate Parent entity. This is a highly visible and critical role in the Company’s finance and accounting team and to the Company’s largest regional business group.


  • Be hands-on doing and leading all aspects of the month-end financial close process across 3 business units and Corporate Parent entity, ensuring accurate and timely financial results
  • Lead the general ledger support including the posting and review of journal entries
  • Prepare and review monthly management financial statements
  • Review fixed asset and related ledgers ensuring accurate project and cost tracking and reconciliation
  • Review intercompany invoices ensuring accurate account posting and reconciliation
  • Maintain and/or aid in the enhancement of internal controls and accounting and financial reporting processes
  • Support accounting and finance integration for M&A transactions as they occur
  • Lead the annual budget development process and quarterly forecasts
  • Provide the business unit with ad-hoc financial analysis as requested (e.g., forecasting; actual-to budget variance analysis; costing; customer/segment profitability; working capital; identify/drive financial reporting process improvements; among others).
  • Lead the preparation and coordination of quarterly forecasts and Board of Directors’ materials
  • Support the annual audit process and transfer pricing report with third-party advisors
  • Ensure timely and accurate tax (franchise and use; business, etc.) and annual report filings
  • Manage the domestic cash management/banking function, including managing and overseeing the initiation and approval authorities of payments; Identify and lead process improvements where applicable (e.g. A/P automation, G/L interfacing, etc.)


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • US CPA or CMA a plus
  • 5+ years of broad accounting experience with solid understanding of accounting processes and best practices, and manufacturing industry experience a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of standard cost accounting, internal controls and inventory management
  • Strong working knowledge of detailed financial data analysis, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Excel (including Power Query and Power BI) and other Microsoft Office software
  • Infor ERP system experience a plus
  • Strong project management aptitude, ability to prioritize deliverables and comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment, but also independently with little or no supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with a macro-level view of the business
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Positive, Proactive and Make it Happen attitude.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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