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Aston Carter Controller (Consultant) in San Jose, California

SUMMARY: Acts as a deputy to the Legal Entity Head of Finance, and provides the financial services required to support and enable T-SY’s profitable growth. Ensures proper IFRS accounting; strongly supports budgeting, forecasting, monthly closing and year end closing process, including analysis. Acts as the interface for financial topics between DO/PB/MU. Responsible for Project Controlling in R&D in San Jose (limited to local projects). Act as a business partner for all local financial matters.



  • Support the budgeting process within the site

  • Ensure the timely reporting of the legal unit budgets

  • Ensure the consistency and reliability of the budget figures


  • Support the forecast process within the site

  • Analyze the forecast figures and propose actions to be taken

    Monthly Reporting

  • Ensure the timely reporting of actual figures of the legal unit

  • Ensure the consistency and reliability of the actual figures

  • Analyze monthly reports and propose corrective actions

  • Comment on major differences in comparison to budget, forecast, prior year (P&L, important items of the balance sheet)

  • Supervise time booking, accrual of expenses as well as warranty provisions and handling / booking of claims


  • General Ledger preparation, including complete month end close in SAP and reconciliation.

  • Input and reconciliation of month end COGNOS forms.

  • Review and follow Tecan DOA guidelines.

  • Prepare bank account reconciliations & oversee other banking issues. Oversee ACH activities.

  • Assist in evaluation and cost management of Fixed Assets in accordance with company policies. Update Fixed Assets System with company records on a monthly basis as well as computing depreciation for book and tax purposes. Provide roll forwards or reconciliations to assist with the monthly close process along with the annual financial audit.

  • Preparation, filing and reconciliation of sales tax and SAP for compliance.

  • Review and perform bi-weekly payroll journals in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Prepare monthly schedules of accruals for various G/L accounts.

  • Review funding of employee’s 401K, annual company contribution and assists in 401K audit as required.

  • Prepare required government and employee benefit reports, records, and legal payroll filings. Coordinate with payroll provider and regulations, including 401K and payroll tax issues

    Additional duties

  • Monitor all cost centers and internal orders

  • Implement cost savings as decided in Budget Process

  • Prepare monthly material cost savings report for production and other KPI reports

  • Material calculation (control bill of materials, standard costs, intersegment prices) for year and valuation of the inventory and new standard prices for the new business year

  • Assist in annual cost roll and daily cycle counts

  • Ensure proper inventory level incl. slow movers, initiate measures to reach targets

    Support R&D Controlling for T-SY projects

  • KPI – Project cost, funding, monitoring of milestones and reasons for deviation

  • Standard costs of products

  • R&D project manager meetings, project planning meetings

  • Prepare other ad-hoc analysis for R&D Management


  • BS/BA in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent education/certification plus relevant work experience required.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a finance function or department in an international industrial environment or on an operational level, or five years as a Controller in the manufacturing sector.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise. Minimum 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role

  • CPA or other certification or advanced education a plus.

  • Experience with both domestic and international financial activities and projects.

  • SAP, Business Warehouse and Cognos experience preferred.

  • Able to apply logical/scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

  • Must possess an analytical mindset and an affinity for numbers with a demonstrated track record of superior attention to detail.

  • Highly organized and able to schedule activities effectively to meet deadlines.

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Able to build relationships and establish credibility across all functions and levels internally and externally.

  • Able to drive improvement and change within the organization.

  • Must be able to say no – raise the flag – stand up for compliance and corporate guidelines.

  • Able to work on many projects at once and manage multiple priorities.

  • Must be results-oriented.

  • Must treat people with respect, honors commitments, inspire the trust of others, work with integrity and ethics and uphold organizational values.

  • Treats people with respect, keeps commitments.

    About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit AstonCarter.com. Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email astoncarteraccommodation@astoncarter.com (%20astoncarteraccommodation@astoncarter.com) for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.