International Controller

Abaco Systems is an acknowledged leader in rugged embedded computing, especially in the military/aerospace market. Our products are used in hundreds of mission critical applications, where the performance and reliability we deliver can be a matter of life and death.
We're growing fast:  we've added substantially to our organization in roles across the board - and that expansion will continue. We're also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and center of everything we do: their success will drive our success.
If you see yourself being part of a growing organization that's making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.
Primary Purpose of this Position:

  • Responsible for all aspects of managing the daily, weekly, monthly and annual accounting cycle; statutory compliance; and related processes for all international (non-US) entities.  This individual will serve as the primary contact with external auditors and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all non-US statutory audit requirements.  The International Finance Controller is a key member of the global team and will lead the successful integration of newly acquired / opened international subsidiaries into our consolidated financial group.  This will require the candidate to be capable of successfully operating in a rapidly evolving organization, handling multiple priorities, demonstrating creativity in development and management of policies, procedures and processes, and maintaining a broad knowledge of the financial recording and reporting requirements related to various governmental initiatives.
  • Direct the department's UK and all international (non-US) GL operations, consolidations, financial statement preparation, internal controls and reviews, financial standards compliance and audits.
  • Provide strong leadership of the finance and accounting staff including the training and development of the team.
  • Oversee the worldwide monthly closing process and corporate consolidation.
  • Assist in the implementation of SAP ERP and other systems necessary to support the consolidated operations.
  • Review all international controls, propose and lead implementation of new and amended control procedures and processes when applicable.
  • Coordinate and manage external statutory audits annually.
  • Produce accurate and timely consolidated internal financial statements and support external financial statement reporting requirements as needed.
  • Ensure balance sheet accounts are reconciled in a timely matter and reconciling items are resolved.
  • Oversee international customer invoicing procedures and ensure the accurate and timely recording of revenues.
  • Oversee procurement, accounts payable and T&E expense processing.
  • Oversee all aspects of the company's international non-US payroll functions.
  • Effectively manage change within the group and/or organization resulting from change in processes, policies and/or acquisitions.
  • Degree in accounting, a practicing certificate from a recognized body (ACCA, AIA, ICAEW, CPA, etc.) and relevant experience in accounting management including leading teams of accounting professionals.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting principles in US GAAP, UK GAAP and IFRS.
  • Experience in international operations is required along with experience working with international subsidiaries, including establishing controls, and managing financial / statutory reporting.
  • Big 4 Accounting firm experience and experience in the defense / technology industry is a strong plus.
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, and proven "do-it yourself" attitude.
  • High energy level with a hands-on approach combined with the ability to provide leadership and structure in a fast paced dynamic environment.
  • Experience with SAP suite; building SOX compliant processes; utilizing financial applications to enhance and automate processes, reporting, analysis and controls highly desired.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Abaco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United Kingdom for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.
At Abaco, we know that our people are our strength. We're a team with a common goal - and we're passionate about what we do, innovative, and open-minded. We're not just given responsibility - we're actively encouraged to make things happen. Oh, and - we have fun. If that sounds like your kind of organization - why not join us?

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