Founded in 1985, Sellars Absorbent Materials (Sellars) has grown to be a leading manufacturer of shop towels, disposable wipers, sorbents, and towel and tissue. As one of only two DRC (Double Re-Creped) manufacturers in the world, Sellars has developed a strong brand and a diversified list of “blue chip” private label customers. Throughout its history, Sellars has remained committed to innovation and sustainability, with over 50 U.S. and international patents and a product line manufactured with predominantly recycled and renewable input materials. Sellars is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and employs ~230 people across five manufacturing and distribution locations.
Sellars continues to experience organic growth ahead of the market and is investing to mature financial management processes. To support this transformation, Sellars is looking to hire an Assistant Controller to lead the account receivables and account payables team, financial planning and analysis, operations analysis, reporting, and cash management for the company. The position will be based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will report to the VP Finance.
Experience & Requirements
• At least 5+ years of professional experience across multiple functions within finance and accounting disciplines; Experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Business, or a related discipline required; CPA is strongly preferred. MBA is preferred but not required.
• Solid understanding of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control rules and guidelines (e.g., Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
• Experience building and managing financial models for short, medium, and long-term (multi-year) projections for financial performance (sales, profit, cash, etc.) including variance analysis and “root cause” explanations.
• Experience leading enterprise budgeting & forecast processes for both functional and business entities; Includes development of “what if” scenarios for revenue pricing, manufacturing input costs, and SG&A.
• Strong financial, quantitative, and analytical skills. Excels in issue identification and problem solving.
• Ability to translate complex topics, policies, or rules in accounting and lending compliance contracts to constituencies within finance function and non-financial staff.
• Ability to coach and develop a team in an environment with an evolving structure, processes, and IT tools.
• Displays a high level of initiative; invites, challenges, and explores new ideas while understanding and communicating risks.
• Naturally inclusive and collaborative across a full range of internal stakeholders; leads cross-functionally by influence.
• Nimble and entrepreneurial in nature; makes decisions with imperfect information; wired for a fast-paced, high-change environment.