Demant

Assistant Controller

Department Demant Group Services Finance
Job Locations US-NJ-Somerset
Job ID
2024-20608

Overview

When you become part of the Demant family, you also become part of our quest to make a life-changing difference for over 500 million people all over the world who suffer from hearing loss. Working with us, you will be part of a world-leading hearing healthcare group that develops, manufactures, and sells highly advanced, market-leading hearing solutions, diagnostic equipment, and personal communication.

 

 

The Assistant Financial Controller is responsible for supporting to ensure overall financial integrity and accuracy of the Demant US Wholesale Hearing Aids Business Unit.  This includes, but is not limited to, the integrity of the business unit’s balance sheet and profit and loss statement. This role is an integral member of the Finance Group Services Leadership Team, and partners closely with the Wholesale and Group Services Leadership team and their management team.  Core competencies of the successful team member will include subject matter expertise of accounting, with an understanding of IFRS standards, a strong ability to financially control and partner starting with the balance sheet, strong process and controls mindset, analytical abilities, proven ability to lead a team of professionals and manage change, a strong sense of professional skepticism, and a commitment to continuous team, self and process improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Manage balance sheet and income statement accounts, general ledgers, cost centers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with policies and IFRS requirements
  • Manage month-end close through completeness and accuracy of journal entry preparation and account reconciliations
  • Work with the Shared Services, Process and Projects team and control process owners to ensure the appropriateness and continual improvement of the control environment
  • Closely work with external auditors and local finance management to ensure timely audit completion
  • Responsible for preparation and review of the monthly actual financials for the US Wholesale entities
  • Manage a team of financial professionals, including hiring, retention, performance management, employee development, etc.
  • Analytical support and project management for special projects
  • Support the forecasting and budgeting process for Group Services, including the allocation of Group Services costs to other US business units
  • Ability to influence and work in a cross-functional and multi-divisional environment
  • Understand the impact to direct area of responsibility, but maintain an understanding of the broader financial and business impacts
  • Support internal controls and segregations of financial duties, and recommend changes as needed
  • Streamline accounting functions working in concert with financial operations to drive process improvements and efficiencies

 

Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree from an accredited institution. Finance or Accounting degree required
  • Minimum five years of diversified Accounting and Finance experience
  • Confidentiality, time-sensitivity, accuracy, and follow-through continually expected
  • Ability to manage demanding workload and to demonstrate resiliency during stressful or high-stake situations
  • Ability to build strong business relationships with all team members levels
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and initiatives
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to research and interpret regulatory guidance and third-party contracts
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills – phone, in person, for correspondence
  • Ability to work independently, with ambition and bias for action, while also receiving and prioritizing support needs of a team

 

The Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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