Senior Corporate Controller

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Gaithersburg - Maryland, US, 20878

Company: Heraeus

Senior Corporate Controller
Location Gaithersburg - Maryland
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 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


In this role you will partner and work closely with the local US Management Team providing support in all strategic, operational, and commercial aspects of the business. The role is characterized by proactive operational hands-on Finance and Controlling work and requires a deep understanding of various systems to be able to extract data, provide analysis and draw conclusions.


Your Role and Responsibilities:


  • Leading the local Finance team to optimize processes and procedures to improve department efficiency and effectiveness
  • As a member of the finance department management team, the Senior Finance Controller collaborates with other key organizational stakeholders to develop, strengthen, and uphold Heraeus Noblelight Americas policies and procedures that support strong financial decision-making and resource stewardship.
  • Department responsibility for and implementation of budget, forecast and medium-term planning processes, including the preparation of analyses, statistics, and reports
  • Provide financial reports and deviation analyses to local and global senior management in a timely manner, not only including the numbers but also summarizing underlying business reasons that drive the results and providing advice on areas for improvement
  • Support regional and unit leadership with effective financial information, analysis, and guidance.
  • Operations Controlling, costing set ups, costing analysis, production variance, business partner, inventory management and valuation, inventory provisions
  • Actively drive identification and implementation of profit improvement and efficiency measures across the business and ensure rigorous tracking
  • Drive the optimization of working capital
  • Excellent communication and management skills are key as this role works across multiple departments in varying environments.


What is Required for the role:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other related business field, master’s degree highly preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of accounting and finance management experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting. Multi-divisional organization with international operations highly desired.
  • A minimum of 3 years in operations controlling
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across the organization fostering an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Embraces change and effectively copes with challenges and opportunities.
  • Experience in managing the entire spectrum of finance in a manufacturing environment including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, cash management and other related duties
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Working experience and knowledge of SAP (especially FI and CO modules) including product costings processes and master data (work centers, Bom’s, Routings, activity rates/types, overheads, cost centers, machines rates, labor rates, internal orders, allocation cycles)


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC