AP Professionals of Rochester
July 7, 2021
Job Type
Work Hours
8 am-5 pm plus additional hours as needed to meet requirements of the position
Base Salary
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks
Rochester, NY


Our client is a leading manufacturer serving the automotive industry and is in need of a controller.  This is not your typical controller who handles monthly close and financial reporting- but it is more of a mini CFO.  The focus is on running the business.  This includes budgeting, forecasting, KPI development and target-setting.  Working directly with the managing director, the controller supports best practices across the business in order to help drive positive operational performance.


  • Oversees the accounting function from start to finish- ensuring processes are compliant with applicable accounting standards.
  • Provides all financial statements and forecasting.
  • Works to continually improve procedures that in turn improve results.
  • Develops and maintains manufacturing standards and the underlying information within the ERP systems.
  • Manages capital expenditures / projects.
  • Cash planning and forecasting.
  • Tax related compliance and transfer pricing matters.
  • Manages financial risk- especially with regard to fx.
  • Continuously monitors the risk environment for the business.


This position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in accounting / finance.  MBA is preferred.  CPA designation is also highly desirable.


This position requires a professional with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience within an accounting / finance operation and demonstrated advancement.  Additionally, prior experience in a manufacturing business is extremely helpful.  Prior financial reporting experience and ERP experience is also required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Strategic mindset
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Skilled at managing the day-to-day with longer term goals in mind
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Able to communicate effectively  with all levels of people in the business
  • Capable of processing information and making reasonable decisions
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