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Southwire Controller, Huntersville in Huntersville, North Carolina

Controller, Huntersville

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Date: Dec 1, 2023

Location: Huntersville, NC, US, 28078

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible?

Location: Huntersville, NC

Southwire Job Description

This position will provide functional leadership in driving financial results, performance analysis and timely closing and reporting per the corporate closing schedule. The position will support the Huntersville plant, leading implementation in best practices and constant improvement in financial reporting to business leaders. Controller will ensure that all financial and accounting policies are consistently and accurately implemented and reported with strict adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This role will be a key partner to the Huntersville Plant Manager and Director, Operations Finance—Utility to drive efficiency, profitability and output growth.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with division leadership to ensure achievement of overall division objectives, including analyzing data to initiate improvements impacting financial performance.

  • Partner with Plant Manager and key stakeholders to develop 5 year strategic plan for the Huntersville facility.

  • Lead and present financial reporting reviews for the Huntersville facility.

  • Responsible for the month-end closing and associated balance sheet management, including accruals, balance sheet reconciliations, participation in monthly physical inventory counts, and oversight of working capital for the Huntersville facility.

  • Responsible for the monthly forecasting and annual budget processes for the Huntersville facility.

  • Lead efforts in improving plant KPI and reporting/dashboards for Huntersville Leadership Team to drive insight and performance management.

  • Responsible for the accuracy of the cost accounting, inventory, and asset management systems.

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring processes to ensure compliance with internal controls and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Assist other functions on data analysis for special and ad hoc analysis.

Skills and Components

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis – Interprets financial data by analyzing trends, variances, opportunities, and risks to provide insight to stakeholders regarding financial impact to drive business improvement; evaluates financial results against targets to communicate conclusions to all stakeholders; ensures integrity of financial data by investigating variances and determining corrective actions to resolve identified issues.

  • Business Partnering - Collaborates with stakeholders and develops partnerships to drive performance that aligns to organizational goals and strategies; influences the organization by demonstrating knowledge of the business to provide guidance to support the decision-making process and guiding the business towards positive results and organizational alignment; evaluates business environment using measures to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities.

  • Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

  • Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

  • Internal Controls – Support the development and implementation of a strong control environment by collaborating with stakeholders to ensure compliance with Internal Controls and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP).

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related similar field required.

  • Certified Public Accountant or MBA a plus.

  • 5+ years of experience required, including managerial and budgetary experience, preferably in a Manufacturing environment.

  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel.

  • Experience with SAP or similar large ERP system.

  • Must possess excellent analytical, verbal and written communications, organization, presentation, interpersonal, and project management skills.

  • Able to multitask and work well in a team environment as well as independently.


Attracts Top Talent

Drives Results


Decision Quality

Financial Acumen

Communicates Effectively

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching

  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Long & Short-Term Disability

  • Supplemental Insurance Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs

  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities

  • Parental Leave

  • & More

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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