Assistant Controller

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: Dover Corporation


About OPW

For 125 years, OPW has been a global leader in fully integrated fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions that enable the safe and efficient handling and dispensing of critical petroleum-derived fluids from the refinery to commercial and retail points of consumption. Additionally, we are a leading maker of vehicle-wash systems and solutions. Our handling products include loading systems, rail and transport tank-truck equipment, tank-gauging equipment and automated fuel-management systems, valves and fittings, underground and surface-level storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping. Our dispensing portfolio includes swivels, breakaways, industrial and automatic dispensing nozzles for vapor recovery of gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels, as well as clean-energy fueling nozzles and accessories for LPG, Hydrogen and CNG. OPW has more than 1,700 employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Australia and India, and sales offices around the world. We are part of the Fueling Solutions segment of Dover Corporation. For more information, please see opwglobal.com.


Belanger is an operating company within our OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions (VWS) group.  VWS is a family of industry leaders, including Belanger Inc., PDQ Manufacturing Inc., Innovative Control Systems (ICS) and Kesseltronics.  Belanger is an innovative leader in soft-touch tunnel and in-bay automatic systems, while PDQ is a preeminent provider of in-bay automatic wash systems.  ICS provides industry-leading car wash technology, like payment terminals, process controls and software management and automation systems, and Kesseltronics designs machine controls for successful tunnel wash operation. Together, these companies create a revolutionary single source for all vehicle wash needs.  For more information, please see opwvws.com.


About Dover

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging and Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to Redefine What’s Possible. Dover is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, near Chicago. For more information, please see dovercorporation.com.


Position Summary

The Belanger Assistant Controller is a key member of the Belanger finance team, partnering with and supporting the Belanger Controller. This role is primarily a tactical leadership position, with key pillars of activity that include definition, deployment and management of Belanger’s and VWS’s annual operating plan; balance-sheet assessment and management; operations support, driving continuous improvement in Finance and related business processes; and being a cross-functional business partner to the Belanger team.


The role requires an action-oriented finance leader with a track record of supporting business outperformance and continuous improvement as a finance leader. The ideal candidate will bring a balanced background covering FP&A, controllership and operational finance experience from a manufacturing/industrial environment.  Additionally, the role requires a leader with the ability to change altitude as needed to drive strategic initiatives as well as tactical needs.



  • Serve as member of the Belanger finance team and cross-functional business partner, primarily with the manufacturing/operations organization;
  • Supports inventory costing and management. Ensures appropriate inventory quantities are maintained, identifying obsolete inventory, analyzing labor, materials, and overhead costs, reviewing cost standards, and compiling statements of product and warranty costs.;
  • Analyze operations to identify trends in the business; recommend and implement specific corrective actions when warranted;
  • Performs ad hoc business analysis, helps develop financial models, and analyzes trends to support the growth of the business.;
  • Prepare capital expenditure proposals for various aspects of Belanger and monitor the investment performance against the proposal. Ensure effective processes are in place;
  • Ensure that Belanger financial reporting is accurate, timely, and in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP) and in compliance with OPW and Dover Accounting policies;
  • Ensure the monthly general ledger, reconciliations and close processes are completed in a timely and quality manner;
  • Prepare financial statements and appropriate detailed analysis of the operations of Belanger for management and submission to OPW and Dover Corp., as well as all periodic reports to government and tax authorities;
  • Partners with centralized Shared Services activities in the areas of Accounts Receivable, including credit and collection, Accounts Payable and Payroll, and balance sheet reconciliation processes.
  • Responsible for helping ensure Belanger has successful documentation, procedures, testing and all internal and external financial audits; maintaining full compliance with all requirements;



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other related discipline;
  • CPA and/or CMA preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing/industrial company;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting required;
  • Strong cost accounting background in a manufacturing environment;
  • Experience with ERP implementations and Oracle ERP preferred;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.


Personal Attributes

  • Track record of creating strong partnerships within the finance function and in supporting cross-functionally;
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills; ability to decompose complex problems, prioritize issues, and implement sensible solutions;
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and project management skills;
  • A bias for engaging and communicating with colleagues across the organization;
  • Proven ability to influence and drive results, even without formal reporting lines;
  • Ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to absorb new concepts, facilitate discussions, lead fellow team members, and guide other departments in delivering the best internal and external customer experience;
  • Awareness of when and how to communicate issues in a timely manner, in order to prevent potential impacts;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and comfortable facilitating and presenting to groups;
  • Demonstrated acumen articulating and communicating financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner;
  • A demonstrated commitment to integrity and the highest ethical standards.


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 : Michigan : Novi

Sub Division : VWS - North America

Job Requisition ID : 39962

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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