Precious Metals Controller

Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Conshohocken - Pennsylvania, US, 19428

Company: Heraeus

Precious Metals Controller
Location Conshohocken - Pennsylvania
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading, family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 16,200 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


The following challenges await you: 


  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly transactions and reconciliation of precious metal accounts. Determines when and how much precious metal is due to and from internal and external partners to meet purchase and sales demand. Transfers precious metals between accounts using ERP and trading systems.
  • Maintains contact with partners, reconciles and confirms precious metals accounts on periodic schedule. Sets and maintains precious metal account limits and approvals in accordance to guidelines.
  • Monitors precious metals purchase and sales clearing accounts, investigates un-cleared items, realizes precious metals gains & losses.
  • Coordinates special precious metals purchases and sales to maintain proper costs & revenue.
  • Works closely with process experts to maintain proficiency with the precious metal accounting system and functions of purchasing, production, inventory, customer service and trading.
  • Manages the precious metals balance sheet & Income statement, making month-end accrual, valuation and interest journal entries. Prepares monthly rolling forecast, annual budget, audit workpapers and year-end reports. Supports the Head of Controlling during these events.
  • Analyzes & reports on precious metal revenues, expenses, financial positions, and KPI's. Supports the Head of Controlling in the month-end Site Review.
  • Takes a leading role in precious metal recycling and annual physical inventory.



Your Profile:


  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and 8 years of experience are required.
  • Experience with inventory control supporting a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Leadership experience as well as Precious Metal Management experience is preferred.   The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel and ERP systems – SAP preferred. 
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to solve problems are required.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, customer orientation and leadership ability; exhibit a high level of motivation and initiative. 


Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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