Group Controller

Location: Yuma, AZ

Department: Finance

Reports To: CFO

Assignment Type: full-time

Reporting to the CFO, the Group Controller will use proven technical and leadership skills in a fast-paced, collaborative environment by overseeing and directing the accounting operations of the Gowan group.  They will act as a thought leader on a range of technical accounting issues and lead the growth of the department into new jurisdictions.  The position will be based Yuma, Arizona.


  • Manage, coach, mentor and develop divisional controllers and accounting team members and lead continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Manage monthly and annual accounting close and financial consolidation on a global level
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the company’s accounting policies and provide worldwide accounting policy guidance
  • Ensure international operations are compliant with internal policies, GAAP, IFRS and applicable local statutory requirements
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance and provide technical support and coaching to global financial personnel.  Monitor and implement compliance with FASB/IASB proposed and new standards
  • Partner with corporate tax department and local accounting teams to efficiently execute transfer pricing policies while ensuring results are in compliance with both domestic and local regulations
  • Provide direction on global risk management and compliance, including insurance coverage, claims and general and professional liability
  • Provide support for mergers & acquisitions, strategic investments and capital expenditures – most importantly post-acquisition integration and acquisition accounting treatment
  • Assist with special projects as needed


  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and CPA.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or MBA with concentration in Accounting preferred.
  • Extensive accounting experience in a multi-site, manufacturing, global setting.
  • 10 + years in a supervisory/management role in Accounting or related field. Experience in managing employees in multiple locations a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient in international financial reporting. Public accounting experience preferred.
  • Highly knowledgeable  in US GAAP and IFRS, and managing controls in an international reporting environment
  • Self-directed, positive and ethical role model with professional credibility
  • Highly accountable and able to thrive under pressure and little direction
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

*Must be legally authorized to work in United States*

Send resumes to:

Gowan Company

Attn: Human Resources Dept.

370 S. Main St.

Yuma, AZ  85364

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