Bowers & Wilkins is looking for an Americas Controller who is a highly motivated self-starter ready to make a big impact in the Finance function. This person will bring a “best in class” approach, as well as a “roll your sleeves up” attitude. The Americas Controller will report directly to our Vice President, Finance and will be responsible for leading and supporting the accounting function while ensuring it can scale and support the company’s growth.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage the monthly and quarterly close process including financial statements review with international locations, and business groups to ensure the integrity of the financial statements.
Evaluate current processes and play a lead role in recommending and implementing changes including the adoption of new accounting standards.
Establish, maintain and manage financial accounting policies and processes impacting payroll, general ledger, cost accounting, inter-company, consolidation, financial reporting, and related processes.
Partner with IT and accounting teams in International locations on leveraging ERP system, recommending ways to improving reporting, defining a new chart of accounts, simplifying, automating and getting efficient with routine accounting processes such as consolidations, cash application, bank account reconciliation.
Effectively communicate with all levels of internal management, third party service providers, external auditors.
Be the co-owner of key worldwide accounting policies and controls to ensure compliance with US GAAP.
Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing. MBA preferred / CPA strongly preferred.
Minimum of 12+ years of expertise in Accounting
Minimum of 5+ years functioning as a Corporate Controller for a company with significant International operations
A proven track record for building teams, implementing systems and designing and managing efficient accounting processes
Team player with the ability to build relationships and working collaboratively in a fast paced dynamic work environment
Experience implementing ERP systems (SAP preferred) and designing a global chart of accounts that enables improved reporting
Big 4/large regional firm experience
Strong and proven knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS standards
Bowers & Wilkins designs and manufactures precision home speakers, headphones, custom installation and performance car audio products that set new standards for innovation and sound quality. Our reputation is based on the unwavering pursuit of the best possible sound and unsurpassable listening experience.
Passion and innovation have always been at the core of what we do. Our company was born when John Bowers, a music lover who was dissatisfied with the loudspeakers available to him, began to build his own. One customer was so thrilled with his work she bequeathed John seed money to start what would become the world’s most respected audio brand.
Our quest to maintain technological leadership took another step forward in 2016 when we joined forces with Silicon Valley startup EVA Automation. Led by Gideon Yu, we formed a unique company--fusing cutting-edge startup culture with an iconic brand and audio expertise, all operating under the Bowers & Wilkins name. Passion and innovation continue to drive us, and we’re extremely excited about building the next generation of intuitive and powerful home audio-visual experiences.