• Finance
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time

When people think of Welch's, they think of our great tasting juice and jelly and a trusted, iconic brand. People also think we are a big company. We're not. We're a co-operative, owned by the family farmers who grow our delicious and nutritious grapes. Our work allows our farmers to maintain an agricultural way of life, send their children to college, and hand their farm down to the next generation as was done for almost 150 years.

At Welch's you'll find people who are genuine and talented, and a collaborative community. We think like farmers - we're agile, we're resilient, and we're passionate about our grapes and our brand. We're real and honest people with a shared purpose. And we're building a team that's playing to win and daring to try new things.

The Assistant Controller will be a key member of the Finance Leadership Team and operate as the right hand to the Corporate Controller. The right candidate will be a change agent, helping to achieve our goal of operating as a "best in class" Finance organization. The Assistant Controller will serve as a strategic business partner, helping the organization understand how the impact of the accounting guidance impacts the broader business. This is a great opportunity to be part of team that has demonstrated a history of identifying, coaching and promoting talent.

What You'll Do:

  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to: general ledger, balance sheet reconciliations, royalty revenue, fixed assets and benefits accounting.
  • Manage month-end closing activities including assistance with preparation, review and analysis of financial reporting package while ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Assess existing practices and procedures; identify, influence and execute process improvements.
  • Manage / prepare the Company's quarterly balance sheet and cash flow projection.
  • Manage / prepare the Company's quarterly fringe benefit forecast. This includes the administration and assessment of cash needs associated with the Company's retirement plans.
  • Develop and mentor staff by managing performance, establishing goals and objectives, providing relevant, timely feedback and guidance and maintaining strong employee relationships.
  • Manage year-end audit, serving as the primary point of contact for external auditors relative to the provision of all key audit requests.
  • Support year-end tax provision and annual tax return preparation by coordinating with outside tax professionals.
  • Perform ad-hoc and special projects as they arise.

Who You Are:

  • Strategic partner to all areas/levels of the business
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex accounting issues to executives with clear and concise messaging
  • Ability to effectively lead projects, both internally and cross functionally
  • Proactive and driven with the ability to lead self and others with passion and authenticity
  • Ability to question the status quo and embrace a growth mindset as a means to influence and drive process improvements to streamline and make core accounting processes more efficient
  • Team player with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude; must be able to prioritize workload and objectives in a high-paced, growth environment.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and develop accounting team
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What You'll Need:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8-10 years of progressive general accounting experience
  • A bachelor's degree is required, a CPA is preferred
  • Experience with ERP implementations a plus
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results.
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products

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