Controller, VSG Consolidated

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, US, 60515

Company: Dover Corporation

Part of Dover Corporation’s Engineered Systems segment, Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. VSG comprises 13 major vehicle lifting, wheel service, diagnostic and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift®, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Ravaglioli, Hanmecson®, Revolution®, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Sirio.




Vehicle Service Group (VSG), part of Dover Corporations Engineered Systems segment is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. VSG comprises 13 major vehicle lifting, wheel service, diagnostic and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift®, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Ravaglioli, Warn Automotive®, Hanmecson®, Revolution®, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space, and Sirio.  VSG is a global company with manufacturing in Europe, China, and North America.



Position Summary: The Corporate Controller for Vehicle Solutions Group reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for shaping and managing accounting and financial reporting processes, financial controls and accounting policy. Key responsibilities include managing and coordinating the preparation of a detailed set of financial statements with full reconciliations each month, ensuring compliance with all group reporting requirements and all local reporting requirements.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, ensuring robust and comprehensive review and reconciliation processes, while meeting all internal and group reporting deadlines.
  • Development and execution of accounting practices in accordance with GAAP and corporate policies and procedures to ensure effective internal controls.
  • Utilize Internal Audit processes and other measures to ensure internal control systems are functioning effectively as required. Review and recommend improvements to corporate compliance policies, and work to ensure that financial risk is minimized throughout the organization.
  • Continuously evaluate system flows, emphasizing continuous improvement in business processes and building controls into processes using lean enterprise activities – in a high-growth, highly acquisitive business.
  • Coordinate external and parent company internal audit visits, working efficiently to satisfy all audit requirements.
  • Supervision and development of direct reports.
  • Participate in special projects including M&A accounting.


Background Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a CPA or CMA.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of strong technical accounting experience.
  • Ability to work in matrix reporting structure with strong capability to manage, motivate and mentor a team in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Large public company experience is essential, particularly in a corporate/divisional office responsible for financial reporting in a multi-site manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of managing the compliance framework for a strong internal controls environment, including Sarbanes- Oxley compliance, is essential.
  • Experience of financial reporting for foreign locations is desirable.
  • Experience in evolving financial processes in a high-growth, acquisitive environment.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional business acumen and overall financial strategy.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, proven results orientation, and ability to deliver quality, on-time results are key.


Skills Requirements:

  • Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.
  • Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.
  • Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.
  • Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost-effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.
  • Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Illinois : Downers Grove

Sub Division : VSG Corporate

Job Requisition ID : 39481

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Accounting, Internal Audit, CPA, Finance