Corporate Controller

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Job Title: Corporate Controller, Accounting & Finance

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Batesville, Arkansas

Headquartered in Batesville, Arkansas, Bad Boy Mowers is a manufacturer of high-performance “zeroturn” radius (ZTR) residential and commercial lawn mowers, selling to dealers and retailers. As the fastest growing ZTR mower manufacturer, Bad Boy built its first ZTR mower in 2002 and has since expanded to sell its mowers in over 45 U.S. states, approximately 800 independent dealers and more than 1,800 retail locations. As tough as our mowers are, they are no match for the people that design, build, bring to market and sell them as a part of the Bad Boy Mower family.


Job Purpose:

The Corporate Controller is a key role in helping to drive the organization to achieve strategic and plan objectives. The Controller, in conjunction with the CFO, will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s finance activities, including general accounting, cost accounting, financial analysis, forecasting, internal control, and audit. This position leads and manages all company compliance, consolidation and reporting to provide financial information to the company on an accurate and timely basis. This leadership position requires a detail-oriented professional with excellent analytical, planning, evaluation, and implementation skills. The Corporate Controller will also establish and implement policies and procedures to identify, resolve, and document accounting issues in addition to providing direction and strategic support to make the reporting processes more efficient and accurate. This leader will drive a culture of continuous improvement in the finance function and support that culture for the manufacturing operations, providing assistance and direction as required to improve effectiveness and overall performance. The Controller will also lead, train, and develop a finance and accounting team to ensure current and future leadership of the financial function. This individual must be personable, dynamic and innovative, with exceptional analytical skills, and one who deploys an energetic day-to-day “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares accurate and timely financial statements. Collaborates with CFO to analyze and recommend improvements to financial performance, financial reporting and accounting policy.
  • Enhances financial reporting systems and processes to produce accurate and timely financial statements, management reports and analysis, budgets and projections for internal business leaders, the Board and Shareholders.
  • Partners with business and operations leaders to ensure that reporting aligns to their needs and goals, including in the establishment of operational KPIs.
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
  • Provides data and insights to managers during the budgeting process.
  • Works with CFO to coordinate data required for the budgeting process and ensures reporting is aligned to budget review processes throughout the year.
  • Works with CFO to prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.
  • Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting and reporting financial data, including in support of reporting to Board of Directors on a regular basis.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.

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