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Branch Controller

Company: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
Location: Gallatin
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


We recognize and reward employees with a carefully designed and comprehensive rewards package, including competitive compensation, quarterly bonuses or commission and first-rate benefits. May exclude some positions, such as seasonal jobs.

  • Quarterly Bonuses/Commission: You will be eligible for either a bonus or commission, paid on a quarterly basis. We believe all employees affect customers, sales and revenue - directly or indirectly - and should be rewarded by sharing the company profits.
  • Benefits: We provide a wide range of benefits for eligible full-time employees including: medical, dental, vision, retirement contributions, employee stock purchase and bonus plans, pay for holidays, vacation, sick days, funerals and jury duty, years of service awards, employee discounts, employee referral bonuses, charitable contribution matching, education reimbursement and more.


    These are some of the ways we're maintaining a safe work environment at Simpson Strong-Tie.
    • Sanitizing: Increased cleaning and disinfecting of facilities
    • Hand Sanitizer and Wipes: Providing hand sanitizer and wipes throughout our facilities
    • Face Coverings: Providing face coverings for employees

      BE A MAKER

      At Simpson Strong-Tie, there's a common thread connecting the people who work here: the drive to make things better and figure out how to get it done. We call it the Maker mindset. For over 60 years, our employees have fostered a collaborative workplace where people are engaged in creative thinking from the first day on the job onward. No matter what role you're in - from production, to sales, to engineering - you'll contribute to the growth and success of the company by having a Maker mindset.

      When you think of the best a family has to offer - support, collaboration and respect - that's what we value. When there's a win, we'll cheer you on. When there's a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. Working on solutions together is just the way we do things here, and that creates an atmosphere that often feels like home.

      You'll work alongside talented, passionate, dedicated, humble and genuinely kind people who are all contributing to our shared mission: to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures. It's this mission and our strong people-focused values that have made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique place to work - a place where you can connect, create and build your career. We invite you to learn more about our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.


      You want to be an important member of a strong team of other makers who take pride in their work and support each other. As a Branch Controller, you will be responsible for maintaining an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and assure the accuracy of the Plant's reported financial results. You will work directly with the plant management team to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP, and work directly with the Internal Audit department to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) for the branch operations. You will report directly to the Plant Operations Director and will directly supervise some branch-level accounting staff. You will have direct interaction with all controllers (regional, country, and branch), and home office financial departments. If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, it's what we love to do:

      WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING (% of Time)

      Branch Accounting - (80%)
      • Month End closing activities, including journal entries, reconciliations, and financial statement analysis.
      • Support the management team with the identification and analysis of variances in key financial measures/KPIs.
      • Maintain Capex Project reporting and documentation for project support. Work with the management team to financially justify and track all project spending and coordinate the opening/closing of projects with the home office.
      • Coordinate/facilitate physical inventory counts three times per year. Maintain system setup and reporting/reconciliation/roll forward for audit purposes.
      • Act as a key representative of the accounting and finance team in specific projects, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams.
      • Ensure compliance with company accounting policies and procedures, US GAAP, and other financial reporting compliance, laws, and regulatory requirements.
      • Maintain adherence to the Company's system of internal controls over financial reporting.
      • Ensure timely and effective internal and external audits and month-end close.
      • Responsible for oversight of, and to the extent necessary participation in, all aspects of the monthly and quarterly financial close cycles, including the timely completion of journal entries, reconciliations, consolidation, allocations, and reviews.
      • Ensure accounting systems and processes are continually streamlined via process improvement to achieve greater efficiencies and accuracy in the level and timeliness of reporting.
      • Prepare Annual Budget, working with the management team to forecast expenses and production.

        Relationship Building & Supervisory - (20%)
        • Supervise the local finance team including a Cost Accountant and an Accounts Payable Clerk.
        • Build and maintain good team-oriented relationships with all plant-level management across the departments.


          If you can do everything listed above, you've got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:
          • Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required.
          • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing accounting environment
          • 3 years of experience with internal/external audit compliance
          • Supervisory experience preferred
          • Computer / Software Skills: Ability to work in a Microsoft software environment. Excellent Microsoft Excel experience including vLookups, Pivot Tables, IF statements, etc. SAP knowledge is a plus.
          • Coaching & Mentoring: Strong interpersonal skills. Possesses people development and delegation skills. Ability to provide timely guidance and feedback to help staff accomplish a task or solve a problem and help others be more successful.
          • Work Environment: Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment. Must have a proven track record for rolling up the sleeves and diving into the details when necessary.
          • Analytical / Problem Solving: Excellent organizational, consultative, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Detail Oriented.
          • Self-Management: Strong leadership/management skills with the ability to influence others. Self-motivated and results-oriented. Strong ability to prioritize and manage time so that the highest priorities are dealt with in a timely manner.
          • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing work environment and work in cross-functional teams.
          • Relationship Building: Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with all levels of management from executives to administrative personnel.


            This job requires up to 20% domestic travel.


            This full-time, exempt position is located in Gallatin, TN.


            Relocation is not available for this position.


            $77,100 - $104,000 / year

            In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

            Please note all job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test. Simpson Strong-Tie's drug policy is based upon Federal Law, and therefore will screen applicants for amphetamines, including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana/THC, phencyclidine, and opiates.

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Keywords: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc., Nashville , Branch Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Gallatin, Tennessee

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