Open Position

Senior Corporate Controller – Atlanta, GA

YKK-AP - On-Site

Are you…

  • Looking for a great career opportunity with executive growth in mind?
  • Goal-oriented and do you feel energized by a high-growth manufacturing company in the building industry?


Our client, YKK-AP, a global leading company in the building and construction industry, is seeking a Sr. Corporate Controller to support the company’s high growth in the North American market. The company is known for high-profile projects such as its work on the 9/11 memorial site in New York City, as well as its products for the commercial and residential building market.


As Sr. Corporate Controller you will be responsible for the quality of all reporting functions (external and internal), cost accounting, balance sheet valuations, and adherence to new GAAP standards for all divisions of YKK AP America. This will include the maintenance and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS/YGAAP), Sarbanes Oxley and the company’s accounting policies and procedures. In this role, you will Identify and develop future leadership and improve overall bench strength through talent assessment, selection, and placement of the finance staff to ensure the ability to grow as the company grows.



  • Manage the preparation of all audited financial statements for all divisions of YKK AP America.
  • Directly managing a small team of finance professionals.
  • Responsible for the creation, analysis, valuation and defense of all balance sheet reserves, provisions, and/or estimates. (A/R, allowances, warranty, inventory valuation, etc.)
  • Subject Matter Expert on all system enhancements and developments. Develop and improve the company’s cost variance analysis.
  • Ensure understanding and compliance with GAAP &/or IFRS accounting standards, Company’s internal control procedures, and practices. Develop a strong internal control environment.
  • Works across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant and company objectives by analyzing financial and operational reports to pinpoint problem areas and to help guide senior management.
  • Monitoring and analyzing the company and departmental operating results budget.
  • Support and is responsible for the month-end and year-end closing processes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
  • Be able to drive, recommend, and coordinates changes in automated financial and information systems.
  • All tax and treasury oversight.
  • Establishes and implements short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.


What We Expect from You

Your experience & education

  • BS, Bachelor’s degree in finance, or a related field.
  • CPA or CFA certification is a plus.
  • Min. 5 years of experience in finance leadership positions operating in international markets.
  • Experience in a manufacturing company at the corporate level with knowledge of production plants.
  • Accounting experience with revenues of over $150 million and more.
  • Team leadership or coaching experience is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and knowledge of IFRS.
  • Experience in treasury or taxes, or both.


Skills, Traits & Style

  • Outstanding English communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Detail-oriented, tactical in execution, but with the ability to conceptualize strategy.
  • Affinity to problem-solving and time management.
  • Customer-oriented mindset, with great communication and collaboration skills.
  • Comfortable working in an international work environment.
  • A hands-on, open-minded, versatile, enthusiastic can-do attitude while embracing continuous learning.


What We Offer Is More Than Just a Job

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package. Including relocation if needed.
  • The opportunity to join a high-growth and very successful industry-leading company with a global footprint.



About YKK-AP


As the North American arm of the global YKK AP group of companies, YKK AP America is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows. With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next-generation manufacturing. With every architectural application, we create new value. Combined with our close customer connections, this forward-thinking approach enables us to offer the latest in comfort and energy conservation for a more sustainable society. Our subsidiary brand, Erie Architectural Products, partners with glazing contractors to design, test, and engineer building envelope solutions for large-scale projects using its ENVIRO|FACADES curtain wall systems.


For more information contact: Kenneth Van Der Zalm

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