Assistant Controller

Crane Co.

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Stamford, CT

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The Assistant Controller is responsible for leading Crane’s Corporate Accounting team and the consolidation of Crane’s results.  The Assistant Controller directly manages a team of four individuals and has significant interaction with our Business Unit finance teams and other corporate department leaders including Legal, Tax, Treasury, FP&A, Investor Relations, and the Corporate External Reporting team.



  • Accountability for the  monthly reporting of consolidated results including flash reporting and internal metric reporting through the monthly close cycle
  • Preparation of consolidated cash flow statement including analysis of all supporting transactions related to stock compensation, acquisition/disposition activity, treasury matters, and business unit activity
  • Leadership of monthly forecasting and the annual planning process for corporate office departments including collaboration with department heads on expense budgeting and tracking
  • Review of all Press Release and SEC filing data including working collaboratively with corporate department leaders and business unit finance teams to support all disclosures
  • Partnering with third party pension and other benefit providers to ensure proper planning and recording of related expense and accounting entries
  • Management of significant areas of corporate accounting including acquisitions and dispositions, restructuring, stock compensation, benefit plans
  • Oversight of Corporate GL system, Dynamics, and consolidation system, HFM, including significant interaction with system administrators
  • Leadership of the Corporate accounting team including Accounts Payable and General Accounting
  • Coordination of statutory audits related to the corporate holding companies
  • Providing consultation to our Business Unit Finance teams related to accounting and reporting
  • Oversight of SOX controls related to corporate accounting
  • Supervising and providing professional development to two direct reports, and wider team

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of the monthly close process and technical accounting
  • Detailed experience consolidating results of a global corporation, including intercompany eliminations and accounting for foreign exchange
  • Highly driven and self-motivated individual who can manage projects independently
  • Detailed oriented, highly organized individual with a positive attitude and commitment to continuous improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative nature with the ability to influence and lead others, while showing empathy
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations to senior management


  • CPA with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or finance
  • Ten years of prior experience working in accounting with at least 3 years working in public accounting and at least 5 years working on the Controller team of a publicly traded company
  • Experience with the Hyperion Finance Management (HFM) consolidation system a must
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics a plus


*Crane Holdings Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.