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Controller

  • Full Time
  • USA

Champion Aerospace

SUMMARY OF POSITION
Responsible for directing all finance and accounting functions of the operation, including financial accounting and reporting, manufacturing cost accounting and inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial forecasting. Accountable for demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior in the performance of all duties and creating a work environment where these values are expected from all employees.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Manufacturing Support
• Ensure an adequate system to track and record manufacturing costs and assign them to specific products.
• Help determine employment levels needed to produce sales forecast to achieve targeted level of profitability.
• Provide information to manufacturing management for effective decision making.
• Make recommendations with respect to cost control.
• Provide financial perspective in determining the viability of capital projects.

General Accounting
• Monitor and ensure the integrity of transactions for the accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger systems for accurate record keeping.
• Provide an accurate and timely payroll system to ensure employees are compensated according to HR guidelines.
• Maintain an adequate system of accounting internal controls that meets internal and external audit requirements.

Financial Reporting
• Plan, organize, and direct the gathering, consolidation, and submission of financial data, including, but not limited to monthly financial statements, quarterly and year-end reporting packages, federal and state tax packages and various other corporate reporting requirements.

Analytics
• Analyze backlog, sales and cost data to assist the management team in developing financial forecasts.
• Track the actual performance against the forecast throughout the month and quarter to keep the management team apprised of the status.

Financial Instruction and Oversight
• Provide direction, insight and instruction on specific financial issues to the senior staff and business unit managers to help them be more effective at maximizing the business.
• Provide support for the accounting function at the CEF operating unit, which is consolidated with Champion for reporting purposes as an additional business unit.

Financial Planning
• Plan and direct the development of an annual operating budget that ensures targeted value creation in the areas of real pricing, productivity and new business generation.
• Plan and direct the development of an annual capital budget that includes only those projects that are viable and provide for legitimate savings that will generate an appropriate rate of return.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE NEEDED
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting.
• M.B.A. or Professional Certification is preferred.
• Skill in math, accuracy and precision, interest in business, organized, willingness to follow recommended procedures, honesty, patience, good written and oral communication skills, good people skills, team player.
• Experience with Epicor ERP software is a plus.
• Five to seven years of experience in manufacturing.

About TransDigm Group Inc. (TDG):
Champion Aerospace LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of TransDigm Group Inc. TransDigm is a highly decentralized aerospace business, which acquired more than 70 aerospace stand-alone companies over the last 25 years. TransDigm operates more than 50 independent portfolio companies. Each portfolio company stands alone with its own president, functional vice presidents and support functions. The company thinks and acts like a large private equity business focused on the aerospace industry. The exception is that we rarely sell businesses that meet our criteria.

TransDigm is focused on the design, development and supply of proprietary engineered aerospace components. TransDigm products are flying on every aircraft made in the free world. TransDigm sells products to the OEM’s and to the integrators that supply systems to the OEM’s. TransDigm also supports the airlines and other operators of aircraft through the supply of spare and repaired parts. TransDigm is one of the largest manufacturers of proprietary aerospace components in the world.

Depending upon the job position being applied for, an export license, including deemed export license, may be required in order for the applicant to perform his or her job duties. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon Champion’s receipt of any and all necessary export licenses that may be required by U.S. law. In addition, any offer of employment will be contingent upon Champion’s verification that the candidate does not appear on and/or is not subject to any of the following U.S. Government lists: the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Denied Persons List, Entity List, or Unverified List; the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List; the Directorate of Defense Trade Control’s Debarred List, and the Department of State’s Nonproliferation Sanctions. In the event a candidate refuses or cannot otherwise provide necessary information in order for Champion to determine whether such licenses may be necessary or for Champion to obtain any required licenses, the company shall maintain the exclusive right to discontinue the application process and/or withdraw any contingent offer that has been made.”