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Controller for Homecrest Outdoor Living

Western Products and our sister company, Homecrest Outdoor Living, are seeking an accomplished and proficient Controller to join the Homecrest team. In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing all financial activities for Homecrest, including accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and internal controls. You will play a key role in providing strategic financial guidance to senior management, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and optimizing financial processes to support company objectives. We will consider placement for the ideal candidate in the Wadena, MN area or Fargo, ND.

About Homecrest

Homecrest Outdoor Living is a vibrant, swiftly expanding manufacturer of premium yet accessible luxury outdoor furniture. Positioned in the picturesque landscapes of lakes country in Wadena, MN, Homecrest upholds a steadfast commitment to delivering unmatched products and ensuring utmost customer satisfaction. We take immense pride in our pursuit of excellence, innovation, and integrity across all facets of our operations. If you are passionate about loving life outdoors, we want to hear from you!

Why You Should Apply

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Paid time off and holidays

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Homecrest accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and payroll.
  • Develop and maintain accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure the integrity of financial information and compliance with GAAP standards.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, for presentation to senior management, Board of Directors, owners, and external stakeholders.
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting process, collaborating with department heads to develop accurate and realistic financial projections.
  • Monitor financial performance against budget and forecast, identifying variances, and recommending corrective actions as needed.
  • Coordinate and oversee the annual tax return filing, liaising with tax accountants and preparing tax schedules and documentation.
  • Manage cash flow and liquidity to ensure adequate funding for operational needs and capital expenditures.
  • Evaluate and implement financial systems and software to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Stay current on accounting regulations and best practices, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; CPA designation a plus.
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in accounting and financial management roles.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP principles and financial reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and ERP systems; experience with MAPICS/Infor XA is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and draw meaningful insights.
  • Strong leadership and management abilities, with experience leading and developing a team.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to present financial information clearly and concisely to senior management, Board of Directors, owners, and various stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and integrity.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.

How to Apply

If you are a results-driven financial professional looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact in a dynamic organization, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and relevant experience to Kurt Muehler at kurt.muehler@westernproducts.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Company Info

Western Products has been in business for over 75 years and is recognized as one of the largest home improvement companies in the Upper Midwest. We’re proud to carry American-made products, including siding, windows, doors, roofing, gutters, cabinets, outdoor furniture, and more. Our award-winning team is committed to improving quality of life for both homeowners and our co-workers.

Western Products & Affiliates is a group of family-owned companies involved in real estate, manufacturing, and construction. As an affiliated group, we can offer great benefits and opportunities for growth and career advancement.

Western Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or veteran status.

We are a drug-free workplace with pre-employment drug testing.