Corporate Controller

Corporate Controller
Brentwood, TN
January 13, 2021
Brentwood, TN
Job Type


SHR Talent is currently seeking a full-time Corporate Controller on behalf of a power generations products & service company located in Brentwood. Reporting to the CFO, the Corporate Controller is a senior leader and integral member of the management team. The Controller is be responsible for all accounting/tax operations and financial, planning and analysis (FP&A) activity. The Controller role involves significant collaboration across the company’s operations - working closely with the sales, aftermarket, and other support function teams to provide optimal “value-add”, efficiency and effectiveness. This effective Controller will be effective in leading, managing and coaching a team to drive increased alignment with the company’s businesses units. The Controller manages a staff of 6 professionals (4 staff accountants and 2 AP specialists).

Consistent with the company’s culture, the role requires a leader possessing characteristics of respect, integrity, positivity and high-energy - demonstrated consistently.



  • Planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions
  • Coordinating and preparing internal and external financial statements – with variance analysis
  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate reporting of consolidated business results
  • Balance sheet, cash flow, and treasury management
  • Coordinating activities of external auditors
  • Providing management with information and responding to ad-hoc requests vital to decision-making
  • Co-managing the budget process with the CFO
  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Governance/Compliance leadership and management
  • Risk Management
  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems
  • Future participation in ERP migration selection, plan, and execution
  • Tax preparation and compliance, including oversight of state sales tax collection
  • Hiring, training and retaining skilled accounting staff




  • The ideal candidate’s experience/skillset will include:
  • Proven track record in financial/accounting/controller management role
  • Strong business acumen and FP&A experience
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Experience partnering across functions/businesses is a requirement
  • Good staff development and leadership skills
  • Ability to drive/maintain empowerment and accountability at the highest level
  • Great Plains and/or general ERP experience is preferred
  • Experience with financial data mapping and/or ERP conversion is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; CPA preferred
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