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Riddell is seeking a Corporate Controller to join our team at our facility located in North Ridgeville, OH. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Corporate Controller leads the accounting operations of the company and is responsible for directing the accounting functions, establishing and monitoring the company’s internal controls, maintaining fiscal records, establishing and maintaining the financial infrastructure, and preparing financial reports in compliance with company’s reporting requirements and operating procedures. The Corporate Controller will also be instrumental in developing process improvements to make the function more efficient.


  • Oversee all aspects of the accounting function: Accounting & Financial Reporting (including monthly and quarterly close, financial statement preparation, variance analysis, Cost Accounting, Internal Controls and Transaction Processing (procure to pay, payables, expense reporting)
  • Optimize operational accounting processes by leveraging systems to automate and streamline close procedures and provide relevant operational accounting of the Company's results
  • Assess and report on the financial implications of business contracts and activities
  • Oversee significant Mexico accounting team activities including understanding of maquiladora structure and financial implications
  • Ensure complete and accurate financial performance information is readily available to company leadership
  • Review, recommend, and implement best practices regarding accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage the annual audit an relationship with auditors
  • Ensure all external filings with other regulatory agencies are compliant and timely
  • Participate in the strategic financial business plan and budget
  • Assist in preparation of budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial data; recommending plans
  • Partner with Human Resources to manage the company’s compensation programs
  • Coordinate with IT on systems implementations, adoption and continuous improvement across business applications to maximize efficiencies and scalability across accounting function and entire organization
  • Identify, implement, and drive process improvements
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Mentor and provide leadership to direct reports and build relationships cross-functionally to foster collaboration inside and outside the Accounting team
  • Other duties as required
  • Up to 10% travel

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Accountable for specific performance
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships
  • Must be capable of operating in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing business and regulatory requirements
  • Strong analytical, math, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent financial reporting technical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Possesses a wide degree of creativity and latitude

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor' and or Master’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA required
  • Minimum 10-15 years progressively responsible accounting or financial reporting experience
  • Minimum 5 years senior level management experience
  • Demonstrated experience preparing presentations and presenting to executive team and board of directors
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planner
  • Proven track record in adding value to companies and executive staff
  • SAP experience highly desirable
  • Experience with financial oversight of Mexican operations highly desirable
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
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