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Financial Controller

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Company: Voith Group

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About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith US Inc., VPFS Finance & Administration department, we are looking for:

Financial Controller  
Appleton, WI


Summary – The Financial Controller will oversee three plants across North America and work very closely with the Finance team at those locations. A strong, hands-on leader will serve well in this role as the Financial Controller reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Duties for the Financial Controller will include managing accounting records, evaluating and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, publishing financial statements, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditure, coordinating auditing processes, ensuring accuracy of financial information and driving value through the decision making process with local and regional management.



  • Prepares reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations
  • Coordinates and prepares budgets & prepares capital expenditure request with relevant payback period assumptions
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and documenting business transactions & prepares for audits of company's accounts (internal & external)
  • Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position
  • Compiles composite reports from individual reports of subordinates required by management or governmental agencies & monitors Business Unit compliance with internal control guidelines
  • Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures
  • Serves as Compliance Officer for the business unit
  • The Financial Controller will contribute not only to the Accounting/Finance department, but also act as a business liaison in order to contribute to the overall growth of the business unit
  • Demonstrates proficiency in accounting functions and data analysis
  • Strong knowledge and experience with ERP systems, preferably JD Edwards and/or SAP is a plus
  • Experience with budgeting, variance analysis and management reporting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy to work product
  • Ability to meet and establish deadlines
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment



  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Finance, Master is preferred
  • 3-7 years of finance role
  • Advanced level skill with Microsoft Office
  • Experience on a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environments


Physical Demands -

  • The job requires frequent travel to West Coast and Canada (approximately 50%).

Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh