International Accounting Controller

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Medicina, IT

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

The International Controller (IC) is a key leader in the HEM finance organization.  The IC manages the financial accounting team at the Company’s international locations in Germany, Austria, and China, to ensure a strong control environment and a consistent approach to financial reporting.  In addition, the IC closely collaborates with finance colleagues in Italy and the U.S. headquarters.  The IC champions timely month-end close and quarter-end deliverables in accordance with US GAAP, manages day-to-day accounting operations, and ensures local entity reporting compliance with local GAAP on secondary/parallel ledgers, where applicable.  The successful candidate provides mentorship and develops internal expertise, leads internal balance sheet reviews, and partners with the global accounting team to manage internal and external audits.  The IC assists with the onboarding, when applicable, of newly acquired companies and roll-out of HEM policies.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

General Accounting Management, including Month-end Close and Financial Reporting

  • Provides leadership to geographically diverse international accounting teams to ensure timely month-end close and reporting that accurately reflects the financial performance of the Company
  • Oversees statutory accounting & reporting to ensure compliance with local regulations and requirements, establishing robust processes and checkpoints to ensure timelines are met
  • Partners with Operations Finance and cost accounting teams to ensure best practice in manufacturing and plant accounting
  • Collaborates across the organization to enforce thorough control of balance sheets, concise and accurate account reconciliations, and ensures reconciling items are addressed without delay
  • Leads the quarterly balance sheet review process with the local entity accounting teams
  • Mitigate reporting and control issues with entities on unintegrated ERP systems
  • Provides analysis and information to facilitate the completion of quarter-end Corporate reporting requirements, including Balance Sheet analytics and Annual Report schedules
  • Ad-hoc reporting and insightful analysis requiring strong understanding of GL and HEM reporting tools

Tax, Local Reporting and Audit Compliance

  • Champions transfer pricing documentation and coordinate with Huber Corporate Tax, as needed, to ensure transfer pricing studies, policies, and agreements remain updated
  • Establishes streamlined processes to measure statutory profitability on a recurring and consistent basis to ensure compliance with transfer pricing policies and agreements
  • Provides leadership during group and statutory audits for international entities, including overseeing of audit schedule preparation and liaising with auditors
  • Manages local tax compliance and local reporting requirements of entities, ensuring required filings are completed timely
  • Coordinates with Corporate Tax, as needed, to provide local leadership to manage tax provisions and reconciliations

Financial Management and Other

  • Partners with HEM and local finance leadership to plan, develop and execute a shared-service center to manage routine accounting responsibilities, e.g., Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Provides financial accounting support for the implementation of the Company’s common ERP platform (Oracle) for newly acquired companies
  • Champion of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) reporting/analytical tools, enabling the controllership team to generate and deliver meaningful reporting and insights quickly & routinely Oversees treasury management for international entities
  • Generates analysis and assists the management of foreign exchange exposure
  • Provides finance and accounting support to the business for the setup of new legal entities and/or the onboarding of newly acquired companies

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or Equivalent required
  • 8+ years of experience leading financial accounting for a multinational company
  • Public accounting audit background preferred
  • Experience with large ERP systems, Oracle preferred
  • Action oriented, effective problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective collaboration and teamwork skills
  • English Language 





Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  



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