Controller – Full Time

Controller

Full Time

Salary Range: $135,000.00 to 150,000.00 Annually

Merola Tile is a leading national tile distributor that proudly imports high quality, on-trend and emotionally inspiring tiles from around the world to suit a diverse flooring market.

The NJ Division of Merola Tile employs approximately 130 people and distributes tile in the U.S. and Canada through The Home Depot, independently owned tile showrooms, and numerous e-commerce retailers under the Merola Tile, SomerTile, and Elite Tile brand names. SomerTile has been recognized as one of the INC 5000’s fastest growing companies for 3 years straight and named one of New Jersey’s Top Workplaces of 2019, 2020, and 2021.

In managing the Accounting team, the Controller will partner with the CFO to:

  • Ensure that best practices for a dynamic, growing organization are followed and that the internal control environment is sound.
  • Challenge the status quo and promote a culture of continuous improvement for the company and for each team member.
  • Maintain a people focus and collaborate with colleagues company-wide.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate, timely, and relevant accounting of business results.
  • Oversee daily accounting – receivables, payables, general ledger, inventory, and fixed assets.
  • Control expenses.
  • Provide leadership with vital business intelligence through reports and analyses.
  • Administer the annual budget and periodic forecasts and related variance analyses.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database.
  • Build and improve processes. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Implement a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
  • Recommend benchmarks to measure the company’s and the department’s performance.
  • Work with external auditors and provide information for the quarterly and annual reviews and tax returns.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
  • Oversee department training and identify training needs.
  • Take on additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, and Education

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities valued by the company.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ten years of relevant accounting experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • High-level communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong team-building skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP.
  • Excellent organizational and time/priority management skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Robust analytical abilities.
  • Proficiency with ERP systems and Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

COMPETENCIES

  • Analytical — Synthesize complex or diverse information; Collect and research data; Use intuition and experience to complement data; Design workflows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving — Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; Gather and analyze information skillfully; Develop alternative solutions; Work well in group problem-solving situations; Use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills — Assess own strengths and weaknesses; Pursue training and development opportunities; Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; Share expertise with others.
  • Managing People — Include staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Take responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Make self-available to staff; Provide regular performance feedback; Develop subordinates’ skills and encourage growth; Solicit and apply customer feedback (internal and external); Foster quality focus in others; Improve processes, products, and services; Continually work to improve supervisory skills.
  • Planning/Organizing — Prioritize and plan work activities; Use time efficiently; Plan for additional resources; Set goals and objectives; Organize or schedule other people and their tasks; Develop realistic action plans.
  • Judgment — Display willingness to make decisions; Exhibit sound and accurate judgment; Support and explain reasoning for decisions; Include appropriate people in decision-making process; Make timely decisions.
  • Dependability — Follow instructions, respond to management direction; Take responsibility for own actions; Keep commitments; Commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Physical Requirements:

Regularly stand/sit for extended periods, operate office equipment, perform light-moderate lifting, lift/move up to 35 lbs. occasionally, bend, twist, and maintain posture. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

COMPANY CORE VALUES

Merola Tile Fundamentals

We stay true to our mission statement “Improving Homes. Improving Lives.” With our product we improve homes, but it is with our collective effort that we improve lives. Our Fundamentals describe the values, behaviors, principles, and practices that are the foundation of our unique workplace. It explains how we relate to each other, our clients, and even our suppliers. It’s who we are, and it’s what drives our extraordinary success. It’s our commitment to each other to improve our lives.

1. DO THE RIGHT THING

2. THINK SAFE. WORK SAFE

3. HONOR COMMITMENTS

4. FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS

5. HAVE CLEAR EXPECTATIONS & PUR­POSE

6. UNDERSTAND THE WHY

7. LISTEN GENEROUSLY

8. SPEAK STRAIGHT AND SHARE

9. FINISH THINGS

10. SHOW MEANINGFUL APPRECIATION

11. BE A FANATIC ABOUT RESPONSE TIME

12. GIVE YOUR 100% BEST EFFORT

13. DEVELOP YOUR SKILL SET

14. ASSUME POSITIVE INTENT

15. LOVE YOUR SPACE

16. INVEST IN RELATIONSHIPS

17. LOOK AHEAD AND ANTICIPATE

18. THINK TEAM FIRST

19. BE RELENTLESS ABOUT IMPROVE-MENT

20. DELIVER LEGENDARY SERVICE

21. “BRING IT” EVERY DAY

22. BE RESPONSIBLE WITH COMPANY RESOURCES

23. BE POSITIVE

24. WALK IN YOUR CUSTOMERS’ SHOES

25. MAKE IT FEEL LIKE HOME

26. CREATE A GREAT IMPRESSION

27. TREASURE, PROTECT, AND PRO­MOTE OUR REPUTATION

28. DO WHAT’S BEST FOR THE CUSTOM­ER

29. BE PROCESS-DRIVEN

30. GIVE BACK

31. BE A TECHNICAL EXPERT

32. LIVE A CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY

33. KEEP THINGS FUN

Merola Tile Brands, Benefits, & Perks:

  • You’ll enjoy coming to work because we have a refreshing company culture that is open, respectful and fun.
  • Merola Tile Fundamentals, we stay true to our mission statement “improving homes, improving lives” through our 32 fundamentals.
  • 6 Paid Federal holidays
  • Paid Time Off earned and accrued from first day
  • Competitive salary, and bonus structure
  • 401(K) eligibility after one month, with company match
  • Healthcare Benefits including dental and vision
  • Employer Paid Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee discount on tile and stoneware after six (6) months
  • Merit-based performance review given after first ninety (90) days with the company
  • Company culture events like BBQ’s, Ugly Sweater Day, t-shirt making events and Halloween costume contest.
  • Weekly lunches from local businesses

This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of the Employer.

Merola Tile provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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