Organization: Sussek Machine Company
Sussek Machine Company (SMC) is an industry expert in producing world-class machined
parts and assemblies serving a diverse mix of industries. SMC also provides
customized engineering and technical services with state-of-the-art
facilities outfitted with robot operated machining centers, automated part
handling, along with cellular manufacturing and a precision metrology lab. As
a preferred partner with many Fortune 500 companies, SMC is known for their optimization
of design efficiency and their unmatched attention to quality. With two
operations in Wisconsin (Waterloo and New Berlin), one in China and two in Mexico,
SMC is a global leader.
plant and home office is based in Waterloo, Wisconsin, (one-hour northwest of
Milwaukee/thirty minutes northeast of Madison) this is also where this role
will be based. SMC is a well-respected employer within the Waterloo community
and within their customers.
SMC has been
delighting customers with their quality, delivery and machining excellence
since 1960. The pride of history and the commitment to quality can be felt in
every interaction with this organization. Family owned and operated until
2013, SMC has maintained a dedicated workforce demonstrated when operations manager
Chris Feller purchased the company from Chris Sussek. Feller’s desire to see
the organization grow and flourish has resulted in impressive year over year
growth since he stepped in as CEO. Today, SMC employs nearly 350 people with
the majority in Waterloo, WI at headquarters which is a 135,000 square ft.
plant. SMC operates 3 shifts per day, up to 7 days per week.
information about Sussek Machine Company, visit their website at www.sussek.com
The Assistant Controller, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Controller,
together with the CFO/Controller is accountable for delivering all accounting
and financial support for SMC. S/he will primarily work with a team of 4-6 accounting
resources, based in Waterloo, New Berlin and Mexico (China operates as a
captive production facility) in preparing financial statements for month-end,
quarterly and year-end closings. Outside accounting and audit support is also
provided and s/he will assist in the coordination of efforts for a smooth
close process to occur. S/he will also provide leadership to an Epicor implementation from an accounting perspective. Ultimately, s/he will begin to provide additional
support to the CFO/Controller so that more analysis and accurate forecasting
can occur. Experience implementing cost accounting best practices needed. Since growth has been very prominent as of recent and is expected to
S/he, along with the CFO/Controller, are charged with aligning SMC’s financial
mechanisms with operations and strategic initiatives outlined in the 5-year
plan, which is centered around growth and optimization of EBITDA,
partnership, through acquisitions as well as overall operational excellence. S/he
will provide financial transparency to allow for the CFO and CEO to implement
cost controls geared at profitability and create efficiencies by utilizing
strong accounting principles. The role of Assistant Controller is newly created
at SMC and has not previously existed. The CFO/Controller has been with SMC
for 20+ years.
What Makes an Unusual and Exciting Opportunity:
Business Conditions: Growth has been strong for the last five years
and will continue.
Strong Organizational Reputation: Comprised of highly skilled and competent
individuals. Everyone is dedicated to working in a highly collaboratively “get
it done” environment with little need for managerial layers.
Loyal Employee Base: Many SMC employees are long tenured, and all are
extremely dedicated and committed. This provides great institutional
knowledge and experience.
and consolidating financial statements, including hands on management of month-end
as a liaison to external auditors and accounting support
and reporting cost variances
with multiple departments and plants; forward looking more interaction with
and maintaining internal controls
in the supervising where needed of accounts receivable, accounts payable and
general accounting departments
monthly, quarterly and year-end support and analysis; forward looking assist
with the budget process where needed; lending insight on process improvements
trial balances and review financial statements
review and post journal entries
projects as needed
Ability to travel
globally; currently may need to only travel as little as one time per year to
Your success will
be measured and based on:
accuracy of work prepared.
Ability to meet deadlines
while moving toward strategic goals.
The value you
bring by executing with discernment, smart planning all while having a bias
toward actions that create desired outcomes.
10+ years of
business accounting experience; prior hands-on success managing domestic
accounting needs for a $50 MM+ manufacturing entity
Superior use of
excel; prior experience with Epicor ERP a strong plus
Respect for an
established “family” culture
High ethics and
strong moral compass
Strong business acumen preferably within a machine shop
Strong ability to
quickly build rapport
transparent communication style that is easily understood by all levels of
and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally
with a diverse group comprised of executive management, machine operators,
Desired Experience and Traits:
Ability to work effectively with conflicting
priorities, under pressure, able to meet deadlines, maintain accuracy, and
make timely decisions
Extensive experience working in a team-oriented,
hands-on, collaborative environment; however, s/he needs to be comfortable
being self-motivated with an eye toward best practices, innovation and value
Ability to inspire, develop and communicate proven best
practices and systems/processes in accounting that align to the business
- Bachelor’s or Master’s in Business
or Accounting; however, accounting experience in a manufacturing/machining
environment is preferred over formal degree(s).
includes participation in annual company performance bonus program.
Disability / Long-Term Disability
Paid Time Off
(Holiday, Vacation, Sick Time), etc.
package is NOT provided. Preference will be given to candidates living within
45 miles of Waterloo, WI
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Req ID Number: JO-1904-6260
EEO Job Category: 2.0 Professionals