SP Industries


Job Locations US-MD-Pocomoke City
Job Code
FLSA Status
Bel Art Products [PPC1400]

Job Description

The Controller is responsible for performing general, cost and financial accounting functions for the Company’s U.S. Scienceware division.  This includes developing and executing processes to ensure timely and accurate financial closings, internal management reporting, and supporting analysis. The position will partner with the Finance and Operations teams to ensure the plans, actions and results are aligned with SP’s strategy and expectations. 



General Accounting

  • Performs financial, general and cost accounting functions for the division in accordance with GAAP and Corporate policies
  • Supervises, trains and develops staff
  • Executes and supervises the monthly financial closing within prescribed timelines
  • Maintains the division’s system of accounts and ensures adequate support and documentation for all company transactions
  • Evaluate internal controls and system controls to identify areas of improvement and implement changes as needed
  • Look and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on all financial and cost modules and interfaces for the Division’s ERP system
  • Interacts and provides support to other functional areas of the business to help achieve Company goals
  • Works with external auditors to provide all requested information as needed
  • Preparation of sales and use tax returns and other SALT required filings.


Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Prepares monthly financial statements and reporting
  • Develops, analyzes, and reconciles statistical and accounting information for monthly and quarterly financial and balance sheet reviews
  • Assesses operating results in terms of profitability and performance against plan/prior year to ensure accuracy and work with management to identify opportunities for improvements
  • Participates in annual strategic planning and budgeting, periodic forecasting, and management reporting processes
  • Maintains effective internal controls to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Corporate requirements
  • Conducts monitoring of all sales and margin related changes and provides analysis of performance versus expectations and market trends
  • Work with Sales and Operations to develop forecasts and the annual budget



  • Strong technical and analytical skills with solid financial, general and cost accounting background in a manufacturing and distribution environment
  • Experience with standard cost systems and integrated financial software 
  • Ability to draw upon experience/professional skepticism to quickly identify issues and develop effective courses of action
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



  • Composes documents that clearly present information or a plan
  • Participate in cross-functional teams working collaboratively with engineering, manufacturing, packaging, materials management, and/or planning
  • Willingness to work across all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work across cultures
  • Able to manage conflict



  • BS. or BA in Accounting or related discipline with equivalent work experience
  • 8-12+ years finance, accounting or related work experience required.
  • Experience in a manufacturing/cost accounting environment preferred.
  • Previous experience with accounting software/systems required



  • Advanced financial analysis and quantitative skills
  • Excellent accounting analysis and research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Powerpoint. Strong Excel skills are required.



  • CPA, CMA or similar professional accounting designations preferred but not required.



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



Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. The work environment 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.  Some travel to other site locations will be required on an occasional basis.



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