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Segment Controller in Elgin, IL at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

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Job Description

Purpose:  The Segment Controller oversees the accounting, controlling, and financial analysis for Heritage-Crystal Clean’s Oil Business segment.  This role directs the periodic accounting close process for the segment, leads the financial analysis of the Oil Business segment, has primary responsibility for the accounting and analysis of certain Company-wide expense items, plays a key role in the audit, assists with the implementation of new accounting standards, and participates in other accounting, analytical, and special projects on a regular basis. 

Essential Duties: 

  • Supervises and provides leadership to 4 direct reports: one Accounting Supervisor, one Staff Accountant, and two Invoicing Specialists
  • Leads the period-end accounting close process for the Oil Business segment, including additional close processes at quarter-end and year-end
  • Manages the accounting for Oil Business inventory, including the per-unit cost build-up for several raw material, work-in-process, and finished goods inventory articles
  • Works closely with other functions, including others within Accounting, to ensure all transactions are recorded in the correct fiscal period and in accordance with US GAAP accounting standards
  • Contributes to the preparation and review of materials for Board of Directors meetings
  • Helps draft commentary related to the Oil Business segment for the Management’s Discussion & Analysis section of SEC filings
  • Collaborates with functional leaders to help create the annual budget for the Oil Business segment, and helps support the quarterly forecasting process
  • Analyzes the performance of specific locations and the total segment to support business decision-making, maximizing profit, and driving operational efficiencies
  • Devises and implements process improvements to increase efficiencies and enhance internal controls around processes within the function
  • Plays a key role in the annual external audit, quarterly reviews, and controls testing by preparing audit requests and working with the auditors to explain and document various transactions, business processes, and internal controls
  • Together with other Accounting leadership, helps lead the Company’s implementation of new accounting standards


Job Requirements

Position Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Core Competencies

  • Capability to conform to established schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed financial statements
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Present a positive image of Heritage-Crystal Clean to fellow employees, external contacts, and the general public

Work Experience

  • 8-12 years of experience in a related field such as accounting, audit, finance, business unit controllership, etc. 

Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Designations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) a plus           

Specific Skills

  • Strong foundation in US GAAP accounting
  • Effective leadership, mentoring, and supervisory skills
  • Business analytics and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with non-accounting individuals/teams
  • The ability and desire to be a team player is crucial
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in other Microsoft Office applications
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains experience a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are mandatory 

Work Environment: While performing essential duties of this position an individual regularly works indoors and may be required to sit for long periods.  Individual will be required to regularly talk, hear, see, and often reach with hands, stand, walk, use a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other office equipment.  Noise level of the environment is generally quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties. 


  • Medical and Dental coverage
  • 401(k) with Company match
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Paid time off
  • Short-term disability
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Heritage Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. 


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