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Financial Controller

Company: JCI
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Financial Controller

Location: Lee's Summit, MO

Business: JCI

At OTC Industrial Technologies, we believe that our employees are our greatest strength. Through investment in our people and growth from within, we believe in providing you with a wide variety of opportunities to accelerate your career potential as you help us drive change to move our business forward.

For over 60 years, employing and developing the best-in-class talent has been at the forefront of our success. By coupling our teams' hands-on experience with a wide range of products from top vendors, we provide customers with the best quality products and technical application expertise and services at the lowest possible costs.

Position Statement:

Working with OTC Industrial Technologies is perfect for purpose driven individuals who are motivated to be part of an exciting transformational company .

Perks of Working with OTC Industrial Technologies:

As part of the OTC family, you'll enjoy competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan - Additionally, we offer paid time off, short-and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, tuition assistance, and Employee Assistance Program. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

Job Description:

Primary objective is to provide unmatched customer experiences and demonstrate JCI's Winning Behaviors that influence a positive culture, safety first attitude, relationship building, and impacts revenue growth and profitability. The Financial Controller is responsible for the leadership of accounting and certain financial functions for the business including financial analysis, forecasting and planning, accounting and controls, investment evaluation, and monthly reporting.

The Financial Controller exhibits, and motivates others in, JCI's Winning Behaviors:

  • Stewardship - champions growth, agent for change, committed to standards of excellence
  • Customer Focus - prioritizes relationships, sets the bar for service & unmatched customer experience
  • Respectful Communication - trustworthy, honest, respectful, values others, positive influencer
  • Integrity - adheres to ethical principles, standards of excellence, self-accountable, role model
  • Professionalism - reliable, responsive, follows-through, best practices, sense of purpose/urgency
  • Teamwork - exemplifies teamwork, collaborative, values each team member and their differences

  • maintaining and improving environment of controls and delivering accurate and timely financial statements,
  • supporting profitability for the business including driving and supporting growth and cost initiatives,
  • direct/indirect supervision of finance and accounting resources, including transactions services (AP, AR, payroll,
  • leading integration amongst regional locations and corporate policies and practices, and
  • coordinating state and local tax and regulatory compliance matters


    Accounting & Controls
  • Direct all aspects of accounting functions for the business including month end closing procedures and financial reporting processes
  • Create procedures to improve efficiency and accuracy of close and reporting processes
  • Maintain and implement controls to prevent control weaknesses and improve financial transparency
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and accounting practices
  • Coordinate business banking and cash management activities
  • Ensure compliance with state and local regulatory and tax requirements and coordinate with corporate resources on companywide tax and compliance matters

    Reporting & Business Support
    • Oversee monthly financial statements and establish and review KPIs by incorporating appropriate metrics for tracking performance
    • Analyze performance and coordinate with finance and business leadership to present financial data necessary for critical decision making.
    • Support leadership with profitable business growth modeling and evaluation
    • Evaluating existing processes, identify and implement best practices.
    • Prepare detailed forecasts and annual budgets for profitability and cash flow
    • Support as required in acquisition and growth-related activities; including analytical and modeling support for targeted opportunities, purchase accounting and integration planning and execution

      Leadership & Organizational Development
      • Provide leadership and continuous improvement for accounting teams and transaction services groups
      • Evaluate organization strengths/weaknesses, provide opportunities for continuous learning, and attract/retain talent
      • Manage change and assess change readiness. Requires the ability to proactively plan for change and be able to identify specific issues that may result in an effort to minimize risk and ensure performance improvement is achieved


        • Exceptional command of financial statements and general ledger
        • Versatile in designing and maintaining controls through a variety of tools and processes including spreadsheets, financial reporting software, and manual oversight and controls
        • Strong analytical thinking and quantitative analysis skills
        • Ability to read and interpret contracts and agreements; including implementing and monitoring the relevant provisions of these agreements
        • Knowledge of acquisition accounting/purchase accounting including valuation concepts/ability to manage post acquisition integration and financial consolidation and reporting
        • Percent of Completion accounting methods and application of ASC 606 revenue recognition standards

          Leadership & Characteristics
          • Confident and adaptable written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner, and collaborate with corporate finance, business partners, tax advisors, and external auditors
          • Leadership skills with versatility to interact with and influence local and remote resources, and ability to develop and maintain business partnerships and relationships with key departments/leaders to support the strategic direction of the business
          • Persistent problem solver, including ability to coordinate multi-functional team projects
          • Ability to motivate and inspire others by words or action to drive the successful completion towards common organizational/departmental goals and initiatives

            • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA / MBA is a plus
            • Minimum of 10 years of related financial experience, including recent comparable experience
            • Experience with systems implementations and process change
            • Experience with manufacturing, industrial service, and/or distribution businesses
            • Familiarity with P21 and BUCS BI tools, along with miscellaneous suppliers' software (e.g., Enterprise, Wex Fuel Cards, Security System Access)

              • Walk, must be able to move about inside the office, shop and occasionally on a customer/project site.
              • Must be able to work at a stationary desk that can require sitting or standing.
              • Operate/read from a computer/laptop monitor for several hours including fonts of various sizes and sources.
              • Must be able to travel via plane or car as needed.
              • Must be able to communicate via telephone and electronic devices in the workplace.

                About OTC Industrial Technologies:

                OTC is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Our award-winning team is the market leader offering engineered solutions, technical solutions, and aftermarket field support across a variety of industries including:
                • Automotive
                • Aerospace
                • Power Generation
                • Mining & Aggregate,
                • Medical
                • Food & Beverage
                • Chemical Processing and many more
                  We are proud to serve such well-known companies such as Toyota, Dupont, Dow, BP, GE, Pitney Bowes, Honeywell, Delphi, Ford, Timken, Bayer, and Freeport-McMoran.

                  We employ over 1,600 employees in more than 57 locations ... and growing! The OTC team includes industry leading organizations that include OTP Industrial Solutions, Furey Filter and Pump, JCI, IPEG, Keller Electrical, Laron, Buckeye Pumps, PK Controls, Ohlheiser, Air Technologies, Midway, Contrast, FACT, Tape, etc.. Our size and strength give us the resources to drive continuous improvement, while local decision-making enables the agility to quickly meet our client's unique needs. Associated topics: broker dealer, capital, commodities, derivatives, fiduciary, nasdaq, purchase, risk, stock, s p

Keywords: JCI, Lee's Summit , Financial Controller, Other , Lees Summit, Missouri

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