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Controller - Poland, ME

Poland, ME, US, 04274

APG Lawn & Garden


Job ID:  233600


Lawn & Garden,  a CRH company, a division within Oldcastle APG, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities.  We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.


Job Summary


In this role, the Controller will report directly to the VP of Finance and be responsible for the accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable systems.  The controller will also be willing to learn and work to improve financial reporting and administrative functions to help drive results. The successful candidate will be operationally focused and relentless in identifying and recommending improvement opportunities.


  • Manage and own monthly financial close process, including but not limited to preparation of journal entries, processing and uploading of payroll files and Capex reporting.
  • Preparation of monthly cash reconciliations (Payroll & Accounts Payable) for a complex corporate environment.
  • Review of corporate financial results for accuracy & reasonableness including reporting and analysis of monthly financial variances.
  • Analysis and review of monthly balance sheet account movements and preparation of selected account reconciliations.
  • Conduct routine inventory and fixed asset audits
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable teams
  • Develop administrative processes and procedures for efficient and effective handling of all transactions
  • Strengthen business procurement, sales and operating system to drive results
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly flash reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly management reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual consolidated budgets for the corporate group.
  • Assist in the preparation of interim and year end IFRS reporting.
  • Assist in the internal and external audit processes.
  • Assist in analyzing and costing bill of materials.
  • Perform other ad hoc analysis as required.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 5+ years of financial reporting & analysis-related experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required specifically (but not limited to) pivot table and vlookups, competency with financial reporting systems and tools - Lawson and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working within a financial reporting environment with strong understanding of financial accounting principles.
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical and investigative skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to relate to all levels of management.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently under time pressure.
  • Demonstrated team player, comfortable in a team environment with changing priorities and time pressures.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Travel - up to 10%


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Lawn & Garden, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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