General Cable Industries

  • North America Head of Accounting

    Job Locations US-KY-Highland Heights
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/15/2018 11:34 AM)
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  • Overview

    Reporting to the North American CFO, your new position oversees the consolidation of information from plant operations to adequately represent the cost of manufacture, raw materials, scrap, work in process and sets strategy and standards for the financial accounting organization in North America.  Your new role provides financial analysis and guidance to all departments in order to minimize cost and maximize productivity improvements. You will have three (3) direct reports covering Accounts Payable, Reporting, and Financial Compliance.  You will indirectly supervise approximately 28 accounting associates located in the Highland Heights and the plant locations.


    • Manage day-to-day accounting activities in accordance with the organization’s accounting policies and procedures
    • Direct and monitor a variety of accounting activities to ensure that the regions financial resources are managed in accordance with accounting principles
    • Validate that processes comply with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards. These activities include accounts payable and receivable; general ledger maintenance; financial analysis and statutory reporting, and asset accounting
    • Review all financial reports and accounting statements of region to ensure they have been accurately prepared
    • Select, and manage ongoing relationships with, external consultants and advisors (for example auditors) to ensure the region receives satisfactory standards of service
    • Lead, evaluate, and develop a team of accounting professionals to ensure that accounting activities are completed accurately and on time
    • Ensure the local taxation activities and provide advice to the local organization on the related issues


    • Four year degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 8-10 years of Large Company Country/Region Leadership of Accounting and Reporting
    • Demonstrated knowledge of operating analysis/reporting experience with a manufacturing company
    • Aggressive, self-starter with decision making ability
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail


    • MBA in with an emphasis in financial management
    • More than 10 years of Large Company Country/Region Leadership of Accounting & Reporting
    • SAP Experience

    Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    • Works out of a normal office environment with standard office equipment available.
    • Will be required to sit, bend, kneel, squat, use keyboard, read, write, and speak fluently.
    • Employee will regularly be required to lift and carry objects of 10-25 pounds as needed.
    • Employee will occasionally be required to lift and carry objects of 25-30 pounds as needed.
    • Employee needs to be able to type 35 words per minute
    • Employee will be required to work productively and cooperatively in a high-volume, fast paced, highly pressured environment and be able to respond efficiently and courteously to unanticipated problems and crisis.
    • This role is not typically exposed to adverse environmental conditions, except excessive eye strain and possible lifting injuries

    When travel is necessary, will be exposed to typical travel environment and surroundings


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