Norwood, MA, US, 02062

Company:  9052-Gibson Engineering Company, Inc.

Applied Automation has an opportunity for a Controller to join our growing company. We offer a dynamic environment with a competitive salary and health benefits for the right type of highly motivated individual.


The Controller supports the Director of Finance and Accounting with tasks related to subsidiary monthly, quarterly, and annual activities including financial close, financial reporting, internal audit and SOX compliance, and tax matters. Additionally, the Controller will work alongside the Director of Finance and Accounting in researching, developing, and implementing subsidiary group wide initiatives.


The Controller will also be counted on to provide expert-level support and guidance internally regarding ERP and regular business transaction questions.




  • Manages accounting staff responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, check runs, and fixed asset activity.
  • Maintains financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepares and assists with journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations to complete the month-end close process. Including intercompany transactions.
  • Calculate monthly sales commissions.
  • Completes post month-end close activities such as providing reconciliation documentation to internal audit, preparation of internal financial reporting and variance analytics.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual operating budget and quarterly reforecasts.
  • Establishes strong relationships with inter-departmental co-workers and serves as an accounting and financial reporting resource.
  • Supports implementation and maintenance of strong internal controls around accounting, financial, operational, and business processes that protect the company's assets and profits.
  • Works closely with Operations to ensure proper recordkeeping of revenue, inventory and cost of goods sold.
  • Ensures adequate controls are established and followed to manage the Company's inventories including valuations, obsolescence, and costing.
  • Assist Vice President as necessary with contract, non-disclosure and other document review.





  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited university preferred.
  • CPA license preferred.
  • 5+ years of accounting experience.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports and statements.
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and quickly turnaround impromptu requests.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems/business enterprise systems, preferably P21.


An emerging provider of next generation technology solutions, Applied Industrial Technologies has a growing automation footprint and expanding offering of motion control, machine vision, robotic and IIoT technologies, plus related value-added industrial expertise.

Founded in 1923, Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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