Controller - FP


Wallingford, CT, US, 06492

Company:  9015-HydroAir Hughes, LLC


Applied Fluid Power/HydroAir Hughes, a subsidiary of Applied Industrial Technologies, is seeking a Controller to join their management team.  This position is responsible for leading the accounting function for a multi-branch company and adhering to our parent company audit and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.  Leading the accounting team includes functional responsibilities over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and credit management.  We are seeking an independent leader experienced in distribution, inventory management, job shop cost accounting, budgeting, and finance.


Additional Responsibilities:


  • Manage the full cycle accounting including journal entries, month-end close and financial reporting package.
  • Assure department financial deadlines are met.
  • Formulates, and administers financial policies procedures and internal controls ensuring conformance with US GAAP.
  • Financial analysis and budget variance analyses.
  • Job cost analysis including variance analyses and corrective action follow up.
  • Review and ensure accurate G/L account reconciliations for bank accounts, subsidiary ledger controls and various balance sheet accounts.
  • Review of monthly sales tax returns and manage all sales tax external audits.
  • Manage internal and external annual financial audits including prepare or review of audit work-papers and audit required client report reconciliations.
  • Maintain and analyze other company metrics, including labor and job cost analysis, inventory turnover and reserves and other related reserves.
  • Assure adherence of parent company asset and accounting policies.
  • Participate in formulating and successfully implementing annual budget financial work-papers, goals and objectives.
  • Hire, train and develop accounting department associates following company standards and policies.
  • Provide support as needed to corporate accounting including Sarbanes Oxley compliance, quarterly financial reviews, annual tax and audit requirements and other reports as requested.
  • Conduct associate performance reviews regularly, establish individual goals and ensure completion of relevant training.
  • Communicate to associates specific duties and requirements of their job.
  • Write and deliver presentations and prepare reports as necessary.
  • Special projects as required.




  • 4 year BA degree
  • Minimum 5 years experience in accounting/finance OR audit
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, especially excel.




  • Controller or equivalent experience highly desirable.
  • CPA
  • ERP software knowledge with distribution background.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced and multi-tasked environment.
  • Knowledge of access or other data-basing software


Work for a corporation that believes in developing our people. Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded. Apply today!


As the world’s largest fluid power distributor, the Applied Fluid Power® network of companies provide dedicated fluid power support and custom designed solutions that meet customer performance goals and keep industry running. Capabilities include system integration, manifold design, machining and assembly, electronic controls, fabrication, fluid filtration, programming, high speed hose assembly, engineering, repair services, and more. Additionally, Applied Fluid Power® has one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics to assist with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting, and other custom requirements.

Applied Fluid Power® is a part of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), 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: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford

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