Business Unit Controller - Manchester, NH

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Construction & Energy (HCE) focuses on products to support four business segments: Connectors, Grounding & Tooling, Gas Connectors & Accessories, Harsh & Hazardous, and Distribution. With markets in renewable energy, lighting, transportation, data center, telecom, utility, extreme environment, gas and water distribution, power generation and oil & gas, we guarantee that our products set the standards for industry solutions. Our success not only depends on our value proposition, but on the strength, knowledge and expertise of our employees.

Posting Address

Manchester, NH


Position Overview

Based in Manchester, NH and reporting directly to the VP of Finance for the Light Industrial SBU, the Business Unit Controller will serve as a key member of the Burndy leadership team and have responsibility for a variety of financial oversight and support activities. This position is lead finance person for the Burndy business and is the financial partner for the leadership team. The position will also manage a staff of two financial professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the activities of general accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary controls for the business unit.
  • Key finance business partner to the Burndy leadership team, providing financial leadership to the business in the planning and execution of business.
  • Informs management of results and recommend corrective actions to address unfavorable trends and variances.
  • Assists with audits by internal audit, external audit and other audits and reviews as necessary.
  • Monitors, maintains, and enhances the system of internal controls that safeguards company asset and provides for integrity of financial transactions and activities.
  • Ensures compliance with local, Segment, and Corporate internal controls and SOX policies.
  • Evaluates and approves business capital appropriation requests (AFE’s).
  • Provides mentorship and financial guidance to the local finance team.
  • Produce financial reporting package that includes full financial statements, comprehensive Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, operational Dashboard reporting, analysis of key business trends, actual versus budget variances and comprehensive plant and executive level explanations of differences.
  • Ability to motivate, energize, manage, mentor and develop performance of staff.
  • Ability to lead organizational change with accounting staff.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of accounting/finance experience
  • Financial experience in a manufacturing environment highly desired
  • Supervisory/managerial experience
  • SAP experience (finance, controlling, manufacturing and supply chain) is desired
  • Experienced in working in a matrix managed environment a plus
  • Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) a plus
  • Strong analytical skills, advanced Excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Proven capability to lead change in a team environment
  • Experience ensuring compliance with applicable financial accounting requirements under US GAAP


Bachelors Degree

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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