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JOBREQ1800021023 Requisition #
The Latin America region faces numerous challenges (e.g. economic, political, and social) that necessitates compliance with PPG policy and procedure requirements, and in-region laws and regulations. This environment demands a Latin America Controller to focus on effectiveness and sustainment of an appropriate internal controls structure and compliance with US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). The Controller role will lead an effort to ensure that financial data is appropriately reported, ensure expedient integration of newly acquired entities, maintenance of sound policies and procedures, and drive high-priority projects (e.g. lease accounting project, revenue recognition requirements, etc.). The role’s scope covers the whole region, which is approximately €1.6B in revenue and 14 operating locations.

The Incumbent must have a degree in accounting, business, finance or economics with 7-10 years of accounting or related experience.  Public accounting and/or internal audit experience is strongly preferred.  A solid technical knowledge of U.S. GAAP is required.  Language requirements include English and Spanish fluency, and Portuguese proficiency would be helpful.

 

The Incumbent must have good organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills and have demonstrated the ability to grasp concepts and adapt to dynamic environment quickly. The incumbent must be self-motivated to make an impact in our organization through execution, act as a team player to serve common purpose, and proactively identify and drive initiatives to address internal control challenges in our region.

 

Time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time, are essential.  Effective interpersonal skills (both oral and written) are also a critical requirement for this position.  The Incumbent must be able to communicate clearly, tactfully, and effectively with key internal management level.  Personal computing skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, are required. Travel (estimated at 25-30%) will be necessary. 

 

The Incumbent should be ambitious with his/her career goals and willing/flexible to relocate to serve in business role in the future.


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