Corporate Controller

Austin, TX, United States Full-time

NBGHome is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of home décor products including custom and ready-made picture framing, lighting, wall décor, accent furniture and indoor and outdoor soft goods. We are currently seeking a Corporate Controller for our headquarters in Austin, Texas. This fast-paced, critical position reports directly to the CFO and is highly visible and supportive to executive management.


You will lead the accounting function of a $600M+ company with a staff of remotely located Site Controllers.  A thorough understanding of manufacturing accounting in a standard cost environment and knowledge of budgeting processes combined with excellent analytical skills is a must.  The ideal candidate will have a positive, “can do” attitude and leadership style, experience in an international multi-unit manufacturing environment, current CPA designation, and strong software skills.  Regular travel is required.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct and coordinate the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close process and related preparation of financial statements comparing actual results to budgeted and prior period performance.
  • Prepare management written discussion and analysis of operating performance by providing insights as to performance variances and identifying emerging trends.
  • Oversee the consolidation of multi division books and records ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information in a decentralized electronic based general ledger environment.
  • Prepare various profit center and cost center analyses of product / customer / divisional / departmental profitability providing critical analysis to support the information reported.
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of the annual financial budget and periodic forecast updates in a manufacturing environment.
  • Work closely with plant controllers assessing and analyzing standard cost manufacturing performance and related manufacturing variances in a multi plant environment.
  • Provide guidance to divisional controllers in accounting and financial matters ensuring consistent application of generally accepted accounting principles to ensure financial statements are prepared in a comparable basis for each division and on a period over period basis.
  • Prepare the annual financial report and lead the annual audit process working with the independent auditor and coordinating with internal accounting and finance departments.
  • Provide recommendations to process improvement and financial policy enhancements.
  • Preparation of periodic compliance reports for lenders and regulatory agencies.
  • Liaise with financial management of domestic and foreign operations and develop financial, accounting and budget policies and procedures.
  • Oversee accounts receivable, accounts payable and treasury management functions ensuring collection performance standards and payment management of trade invoices. 
  • Oversee cash management and assist in preparation of cash forecasts.
  • Liaise with tax accountants in the preparation and submission of annual state, federal income and franchise tax returns for a multi-state, multinational enterprise.
  • Ensure timely filing of sales and other compliance tax requirements.
  • Maintain chart of accounts and ensure general ledger account reconciliations are prepared on a timely basis.
  • Lead monthly review meetings of financial and operational results in multi-company environment.


Education and Skills Needed: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field or equivalent experience and training.  Typically requires a minimum of 8 years related experience.  CPA a must along with a complete knowledge of GAAP.
  • 8+ years of expanding responsibilities in a manufacturing, supply chain, sales and distribution environment with multi-unit experience
  • Excellent computer skills and established ease at using MS Excel, JD Edwards (JDE), and Enterprise Resource Planning software.
  • Large company experience preferred but not required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to discuss financial matters across a range of both financial and non-financial management levels
  • Use of the following tools may be required: Office Skills: telephones, data entry, Finance related and office software to include, word processing, spread sheets, and presentation packages. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, legal documents or governmental regulations. 
  • Prior experience working for Big 4 CPA firm in auditing/assurance.  Lead person for financial audits.

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