Zone Controller - Atlantic Zone - Beltsville, MD,/Pittsburgh, PA OR Ohio (Worthington, Garfield Heights OR Cincinnati, OH)

Job Description

Leads, managers and oversees Zone accounting activities and staff including general accounting, booking, billing, and collections in support of the Areas.  Ensures management, customer and employee expectations and commitments are met. Ensures and enforces effective internal controls, policies and procedures exist in compliance with GAAP and other federal, state and local requirements, professional standards and company policies. Implements and conforms to workflow standards and related tools, training, policies and procedures to ensure optimum effectiveness.  Assists and advises branches, Zone and home office on the quality improvements related to FBA processes and procedures.

§  Manages the general accounting, booking, billing, and collections activities, including all personnel responsible for these activities in the Zone.  Ensures employee engagement and that the Zone Accounting team is committed to customer satisfaction and profitable growth within the Zone.  Engages and motivates team focus on goals and objectives achievement.  Will work through appropriate Human Resource and company channels to provide the tools, training, and work environment that are necessary for employees to be successful.

§  Plays an integral role in the Zone conformance to standards.  Implements workflow standards, manages performance and conformance metrics, ensures appropriate training and tools.  Participates in periodic assessment activities as managed by the Standards Team.  Manages actions required for conformance and applies recommendations to ensure effectiveness of processes.

§  Reviews and validates balance sheets, profit and loss statements, coding of invoices, proper account distribution and other accounting activities.  Leads the zone month-end closing process to ensure accurate posting, appropriate allocations, achievement of branch and zone forecasts.  Supervises the review and compilation of periodic or special statements on costs including investigation of inconsistent journal entries, prices or expenses.  Reviews account coding, prepares appropriate cost accounting or operating expense reports.  May be responsible for or assist in physical or asset inventory reviews.

§  Leads credit and collections team to ensure effective collection efforts.  Engages Operations and Sales teams in the collection efforts, as necessary.  Responsible for meeting Branch and Zone commitments on delinquency and net working capital.

§  Is the liaison between Sales and Operations and ensures standard, accurate, efficient and effective booking and billing processes.  Potential eads booking or billing teams to ensure external and internal customers commitments are met.  Manages booking cycle time and assures in his/her capacity that the Branch and the Zone meet forecast commitments on Order Intake.  Manages billing metrics and ensures billing accuracy. If necessary, provides periodic training on tools, processes, and financials as related to booking and billing process.

May participate in special projects related to either the local business or in support of region or home office initiatives.  Acts as company representative and liaison to customers and local authorities to foster successful relationships and positive SBT image.

§  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field.

§  5-7 years finance and accounting experience preferably within accounts receivable. 

§  Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred. 

§  Knowledge of construction accounting and bond and lien law experience preferred.  Knowledgeable in Accounts Receivable financial applications a plus. 

§  SAP experience a plus. 

§  Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed with the ability to interact with all levels of management and customers.

Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Access a plus.

Job ID: 187998

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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