192 Technology Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Full time

Organization: Nova Steel USA Inc.

Establishment: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Job Type: Finance - Controller

Description of the Company

Nova Steel, USA, is a family-owned company that is known as an excellent employer with over 40 years of expertise in the processing, manufacturing, and distribution of steel.  We serve the automotive, mining, agriculture, transportation, plumbing and heating, HVAC, waste equipment, rail and other related industries across North America.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate to join our Bowling Green, Kentucky location as a Controller.

The ideal candidate would have experience in working in an ever-changing, fast-moving, and evolving environment. Candidates who have worked within a manufacturing/distribution environment are highly preferred.

Why Join Our Team?

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans.
  • Deferred Compensation (401k) Plan with a company match.
  • No-cost Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability overages.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Team Events.
  • Employee Perks
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for company’s accounting function involving financial reporting, Cost accounting and analysis, accounts receivable management, budgeting/forecasting and inventory management. A successful candidate is bright, organized, and resourceful individual who thrives working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and analyze financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting standards. Provide regular financial reports to management, highlighting key performance indicators and variances.
  • AR/AP and GL management: Responsible for managing AR and AP cycles along with general ledger. Proficient in GL month end closing procedures including reconciliation (AP, AR, Bank, Intercompany), posting of journal entries and accruals.
  • Cost Accounting: Oversee the cost accounting process, including inventory valuation, cost of goods sold (COGS) analysis, and product costing. Monitor manufacturing costs, analyze variances, and provide recommendations for cost optimization and efficiency improvements.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with management to develop annual budgets and forecasts for the manufacturing operations. Monitor actual performance against budgeted targets, investigate variances, and provide insightful analysis to support decision-making.
  • Financial Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and internal control procedures. Assist in the preparation of financial audits and liaise with external auditors. Stay updated on changes in accounting regulations and assess their impact on the company’s financial reporting.
  • Team Leadership and Collaboration: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior accounting staff, review their work, and promote professional development. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as operations, procurement, and sales, to ensure accurate financial data and support decision-making.
  • Ad hoc Analysis and Projects: Perform financial analysis for special projects, such as cost-benefit analysis for capital investments, pricing analysis, or profitability assessments for new markets or product lines.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in accounting and financial management, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficiency in cost accounting principles and techniques.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other financial analysis tools.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with complex data sets.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Information

Nova Steel USA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Nova Steel USA, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Nova Steel USA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nova Steel USA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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