Business Controller based in Columbia, South Carolina, USA

As a Business Controller with LOTS Group USA, you play a key role in the performance management of our business.

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Job title:

Business Controller based in Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Location:

Columbia, South Carolina area

As a Business Controller with LOTS Group USA, you play a key role in the performance management of our business.

You will report to the President/Managing Director, with a dotted line to the CFO of LOTS Group, and work closely with all members of the management team. You play an important role in helping the organization achieve growth targets and foster a sound and solid financial controlling practice.

The LOTS Group USA office is located in the Columbia, South Carolina area. This position is available to work remotely with office visits as needed based on the needs of the business.

Our employees receive a high level of freedom and responsibility. As a LOTS Group co-worker, you are expected to follow the processes and methods we do have, but also to apply your own business sense, analytical abilities, leadership, interpersonal skills and good judgement to solve challenges and tasks for which there yet is no standard. The nature of being a growing business, forces – and allows – us to be exceedingly entrepreneurial and solution-oriented.

Examples of work duties:

  • Monthly financial analysis
  • Monthly business reviews of all operations
  • Book closing activities
  • Short term financial planning with yearly budgets and quarterly forecasts
  • Long term financial planning
  • Business case calculations to evaluate new opportunities
  • Report generation
  • Supervise the work of direct reports providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.

The Candidate:

Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-moving environment and enjoys tackling new challenges. You see inconsistency as an opportunity to influence rather than a frustration and enjoy playing a part in getting Bellwether Forest Products to the next level. You like the fact that the company’s growing, with an entrepreneurial culture and ambitious colleagues.

We believe that you have at least two to five years of previous experience from working as a Business Controller or equal experience as an accounting consultant advising financial control issues at a top firm. You will have a rigorous understanding of GAAP, budget processes and book closing. You also have a good general business sense and find yourself quickly grasping what the key profitability drivers are when examining a new business. Moreover, you either already are or aspire to be an Excel wizard; you find it strangely satisfying to build neat and clever spreadsheet models.

Key qualifications:

  • Masters Level Degree preferred
  • Possess a high proficiency in MS Office Software – most critically Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical skills, including problem solving, strong instincts and intuition, and high levels of financial understanding
  • Strong nose for value and ability to prioritize options amid complexity
  • Highly motivated work style and a fast learner

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