Assistant Global Controller - CP Kelco

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Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: CP Kelco 

CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty ingredients which are added to improve texture, consistency, and stability in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Our products are derived from renewable raw materials found in nature for use in jam, fruit and milk drinks, confectionery products as well as industrial applications. We work across the whole value chain from natural raw materials to customers’ end products. CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the United States.  With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

As an Assistant Global Controller you will will take direction from the Global Controller related to responsibilities for ensuring all accounting and financial records are properly maintained and compliant with internal controls and external regulations.  You will manage the monthly closing and consolidation processes, and own global activities that are centralized in the Atlanta accounting department. You will manage a team of 3 or more direct reports.


  • Manage all global accounting processes to ensure accurate financial results and sound internal controls. 
  • Own the monthly closing and consolidation processes to hit all deadlines.  This includes both the CPK BPC consolidation and the JMH Corporate OneStream consolidation.
  • Prepare monthly global analyses and ensure that the entries are recorded accurately on all applicable legal entities.  These activities include revenue recognition, profit-in-inventory (PII), lease accounting, incentive plan accruals, capitalized interest, derivatives, restructurings, etc.
  • Manage the annual external audit and all internal audits. 
  • Manage quarterly and annual global processes.  This includes goodwill impairment, asset retirement obligations, transfer pricing, bad debt, obsolete slow-moving inventory, tax provisions, quarterly analytics, group 2 analytics (CTA, AOCI, and equity rollforward), annual report data schedules, internal control certifications and disclosure questionnaires, etc.
  • Prepare financial forecasts and budgets as needed.
  • Participate in monthly account reconciliations.
  • Participate in meetings to provide financial guidance and support.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and talent development for direct reports.
  • Provide meaningful assistance to the Global Controller on special projects and ad-hoc requests.
  • Research emerging US GAAP accounting pronouncements, develop implementation plans, and implement processes globally to satisfy US GAAP requirements.
  • Primarily accountable for all decisions related to financial controls and US GAAP accounting.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7-10 years of experience in accounting and a combination of Big 4 and manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Sr. Manager in Accounting or as an Assistant Controller
  • CPA required.  CMA is a plus.
  • Experience working in a global organization
  • MBA is a plus.
  • Advanced skills with Excel.  SAP experience is a plus.
  • Project management skills.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work with resources at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to run effective meetings.
  • Able to collaborate effectively with personnel of various cultures at all levels in the organization. 
  • Must be able to rapidly learn and be able to gain knowledge from others.
  • Able to write policies and procedures that will successfully pass the rigors of audit (internal and KPMG).
  • Able to effectively communicate (oral and written) in that proposed accounting guidance will need to be implemented by individuals that do not have a strong command of US GAAP and speak English as a second language.
  • Must be able to obtain buy-in and enforce control procedures at all levels of the organization on a global basis.

No Agencies Please!




J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO/AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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