Controller in Ronkonkoma, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 3/13/2020

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Job Description

Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Controller is a key member of the management team who ensures all controllership objectives are met in support of the company’s business objectives.  This role will report to the Chief Accounting Officer and act as a change agent driving improved controls and efficiencies in all processes.  The Controller will lead a team of direct reports and oversee a team of 40+ colleagues across the accounting, treasury, and compliance functions.  Note that this role can be alternatively based in our Florham Park, NJ, office, with a high commitment to travel and work regularly and consistently in our Ronkonkoma, NY, office, where the team is based.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct the preparation and review of the Quarterly and annual filings and associated consolidated financial statements, footnotes, management's discussion and analysis and supporting schedules
  • Ensure that all filing deadlines are met and all regulatory and GAAP requirements are fulfilled
  • Evaluation of all significant accounting transactions, research and implementation of relevant accounting technical standards, and preparation of technical accounting memos supporting all accounting positions
  • Evaluation of all new accounting standards updates impacting financial reporting. Ensure that operational and design effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting is maintained
  • Oversee all aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Ensure transactions are recorded, documented, reviewed and supported in accordance with company policies, generally accepted accounting principles and internal controls
  • Direct financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation and delivery of all regular and ad hoc management reports
  • Interact regularly with the Audit Committee
  • Achieves the highest standards of performance for the team. 
  • Attracting strong talent, building a strong bench, and developing solid succession plans. 
  • Instilling a culture that emphasizes accountability and transparency among the team  
  • Leads and personally drives change and implement best practices

Job Requirements

  • 10+ years of progressive accounting and reporting experience with a demonstrated track record of success at Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies of appropriate scale and complexity 
  • Public Accounting experience
  • Direct experience in an accounting leadership role with thorough and in-depth knowledge of GAAP and strong financial acumen
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
  • Collaborative business partner with company and divisional leaders, adept at building cross-functional relationships to drive business results and provide oversight
  • Expert level knowledge in accounting rules and regulations and in the application of those rules and regulations to a wide range of business activities
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and personally driving change and implementing best practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make well-balanced business decisions in the best interest of the enterprise
  • Experience with AS400, Oracle Accounting systems a plus
  • Private Equity, High Growth, and / or IPO experience preferred

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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