Assistant Controller

Date: Sep 26, 2021

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for general ledger maintenance and accuracy, controls compliance (SOX) and ensuring all financial reporting is in accordance with current accounting policies and US GAAP.  Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller will play a key role acting as a financial consultant to internal teams, leaders and finance team members.  This role will provide leadership to Accounts Payable and General Accounting teams.  This role requires leadership, knowledge and competencies in areas beyond traditional accounting functions.  To be successful in this position, the ability to organize, multitask and leverage process improvements is critical.   


Company Overview:  Dover’s Vehicle Service Group is the global leader in designing and manufacturing vehicle service, collision and automotive OEM equipment.  It is one of the founding companies of Dover Corporation, an eight billion dollar diversified global manufacturer.  VSG consists of fifteen leading vehicle lifting brands (Rotary, Forward, Blitz, Ravaglioli etc.), collision repair (Chief), wheel services, diagnostics (Butler, Rotary, Chief and Ravaglioli) and tier-one automotive brands (Warn Automotive) with operations worldwide, including regional business operation centers and large manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  



Essential Job Functions Include: 


  • Responsible for month-end close process and day-to-day accounting operation, including general ledger maintenance, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, cash, fixed assets, financial reporting, financial statement and account variance review and analysis.  Leads data input to the Dover reporting system (Khalix).  Insures all monthly account reconciliations are completed in an accurate and timely fashion. 

  • Assists with ensuring companywide compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and all other internal control initiatives to include controls testing. 

  • Assists in the collection and compilation of data for all domestic and statutory tax reporting, filings, and financial statement disclosures.  This includes all tax accruals, quarterly estimate calculations and payments. 

  • Supports the annual financial and Sarbanes-Oxley audits.  Ensures implementation of corrective actions to address any audit concerns in areas of responsibility. 

  • Supports annual budget preparation, implementation and monthly reviews and analysis. 

  • Responsible for review for accuracy, completeness and strategic alignment along with obtaining approval for all capital project requests companywide. 

  • Simplify processes to maximize daily accounting operations. 

  • Aid in the development of presentations and monthly reports for management and finance leadership. 

  • Address ad-hoc requests and resolve issues arising from daily accounting functions. 

  • Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area. 

  • Work safely and without injury. 

  • Performs other various duties as may be assigned. 


Key Dover Competencies: 

  • Change Leadership: Aligns an organization and its people to drive for improvement and adopt new, challenging directions.  Energizes a whole organization to want to change in the same direction.  Influences others in a mature and empowering manner. 

  • Results Driven: Produces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values. 

  • Strong Business Acumen and Sound Judgement:  Uses instinct as well as data to accurately assess business situations and industry trends; makes timely, appropriate decisions and implements appropriate plans while living the Dover Values. 

  • Winning the Right Way:  Operates with High Ethical Standards, Openness and Trust.  Conducts themselves with high ethical standards and fosters a culture in the organization to conduct business aligned with those standards. 


Availability Requirements: 

Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions of this position, the importance of personal interactions with coworkers and employees, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent availability, accessibility, and presence on-site and after-hours.   


The required number of hours will vary depending on what is required to efficiently perform the job duties of this position.  This position will require availability and accessibility to respond to and address emergencies and critical situations outside of normal business operating hours in the early mornings, evenings and/or during weekends. 


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of area travel may be expected. 


Education and/or Experience: 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related is required. 

  • MBA, CPA, CMA, or equivalent preferred.   

  • Public accounting experience preferred. 

  • Minimum of five or more years accounting experience in a fast-paced, professional manufacturing organization. 


Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: 


  • Must possess strong accounting background with expertise in GAAP financial reporting. 

  • Must have strong Microsoft Office and mid-large ERP system experience.  JD Edwards or Oracle experience preferred.  SharePoint experience preferred.  Advanced Excel skills are required. 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills commensurate with the job tasks and position necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers while providing exceptional quality of work and outstanding customer service. Ability to present information in a manner designed to educate or inform other team members and customers in one-on-one or group interactions as directed. 

  • Ability to review, comprehend, interpret, process and evaluate effectively written work instructions and procedures written in English in conjunction with the performance of the essential functions and other assigned job duties. 

  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills including ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a calm, rational and respectful demeanor and communication style in times of stress occasioned by work demands, tight timelines, heavy production expectations, unexpected quality control issues, and other work-related issues or concerns that may cause a heightened level of anxiety, frustration, anger, disappointment, confusion, etc. 

  • Enthusiastic adoption and consistent demonstration of Warn Automotive’s Core Values:  Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit, Winning Through Customer Focused Innovation, Respects & Values People, Expectations for Results, High Ethical Standards, Openness and Trust. 

  • Strong technical, trouble-shooting, problem solving, research, organizational and analytical skills, combined with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet established deadlines.  Ability to multitask is also essential while remaining flexible with changing priorities and deadlines.   

  • Well-reasoned decision making with a high attention to detail regarding organization, planning, work flow, and project prioritization to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and accurately.  

  • Highly ethical, self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and/or with limited direction, as well as cooperatively in a team environment, while consistently demonstrating collaborative, respectful and productive work habits.  


Physical Requirements: 


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Receive, understand, evaluate and appropriately respond to communications from employees, members of management, customers, vendors, and visitors using available technology, in person and in a public setting when necessary. 

  • Work for extended periods of time in a stationary position daily while operating a computer and other tools and equipment in conjunction with completing required job tasks.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required.  This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. 

  • Maintain professional and respectful communication style to ensure reactions and responses to both emergency and non-emergency situations serve as an example to others of appropriate workplace communications. 

  • Provide intellectually sound and well-reasoned answers, recommendations and solutions to identified business problems, issues and/or questions.  Efficiently and quickly analyze, process, manipulate, and accurately record extensive amounts of data (some of which is technical in nature) and other information that serves as the basis for this position. 

  • Move to, from and within the designated work area frequently and consistently throughout the work day and regularly throughout our building and/or across Warn-related property site locations, possibly during inclement weather. 

  • Use a personal computer or other technology devices frequently and consistently for the purpose of reviewing, analyzing, creating, transmitting, and presenting documents, data and other business-related information. 

  • Lift, transport and/or move up to 20 pounds of weight occasionally in the performance of regular duties.  Occasional bending, stooping, walking up and down stairs, standing on a step stool and kneeling may be required. 


Environment/Atmospheric Conditions: 


The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  This position’s job duties are performed generally in a shop or warehouse type environment.  Team members in this position may be exposed to loud noises from operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals and vapors, and possibly injury associated with work involving manufactured parts, assembly and heavy machinery.  The team member may also occasionally be required to work in an office environment with traditional office lighting and office furniture, as well as consistent and frequent noise, interruptions and other similar distractions. 


Machines, Tools Equipment, Software: 


Personal computer, network environment, fax machine, copy machine, other office equipment, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and other company specific software. 



The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned. 



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: Milwaukie || Americas : United States : Oregon : Clackamas || Americas : United States : Oregon : Milwaukie || Americas : United States : Oregon : Portland

Sub Division : VSG Warn Automotive

Job Requisition ID : 38427

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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