Assistant Controller (On-site)

  • Superior
  • Barko Hydraulics, Llc
The Company

Barko Hydraulics located in Superior, WI, manufactures innovative heavy equipment solutions for the forestry, site prep, and material handling markets. Barko’s line of forestry equipment includes harvesters, processors, utility loaders, strong-arm grapples, industrial wheeled tractors, and more. For more information, visit

Barko Hydraulics is an affiliate of The Heico Companies, a family owned business and parent holding company for a diverse portfolio of manufacturing, construction and industrial services businesses.

The Position

The Assistant Controller is a leader of the Accounting Department both functionally and strategically. This position assists in leading, directing, and managing all accounting and finance related decisions and reporting.

Key Performance Areas:

Lead and participate in the month-end close process, ensuring that journal entries, closing activities, analysis and reports are accurate and timely
Develop new analysis and reports as needed to help explain financial results
Analyze and report on dealer and product line sales and profitability
Develop reports for, and analyze and report on, production activity, variances and efficiencies
Perform and review account reconciliations to ensure that all balance sheet presentations are accurate
Analyze performance vs budget and report differences
Ensure that cost analysis is accurate and timely and that variances are appropriately reviewed
Prepare monthly financial reports and upload to corporate
Prepare the monthly reporting package including analysis and commentary on the months’ results
Ensure appropriate controls are in place to protect company assets and ensure accurate financial statements
Manage fixed assets
Manage the MEA (capital approval) process
Key participant in the annual budgeting process
Assist in creating and uploading forecasts according to the schedule
Create analysis and schedules in support of the annual strategic planning process
Manage the process for sales tax collections and filings
Apply a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verify documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies
Manage sales invoicing process
Prepare quarterly and yearly financial reports and analysis for Corporate
Manage annual physical inventory procedures and provide oversight and guidance on cycle counting processes
Review processes, recommend improvements to streamline where possible and create new processes where needed
Manage Corporate internal audits
Special projects as requested
Drive and support compliance and ethical processes and behaviors through the business.

Leads People:

Manage the Shared Services Department, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger Accounting.
Develop accounting department team members through goal setting, coaching and mentoring
Identify training opportunities, cross train department team members
Identify opportunities to improve processes and improve customer service
Become the D365 system expert for all accounting functions, ensuring proper system utilization and documentation, identifying system enhancement and improvement opportunities
Job Requirements

Experience and Education:

Experience: 7+ years of experience in Finance, Accounting, or similar field is required.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field required, Master’s degree/MBA and/or CPA highly desired.

Skills & Abilities

Experience in Microsoft D365 or similar ERP system with a focus on creating and improving system processes and procedures.
Experience in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and month end close
Ability to manage a team using a servant leader approach
Ability to develop relationships with individuals at all levels, including customers, vendors and other employees
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally through various mediums, including phone, e-mail and formal written communication
Analytical skills, including the ability to identify things that “just don’t look right”
Problem solving and innovation skills, including the ability to analyze, interpret, understand and successfully resolve issues within the best interests of the Company.
A high level of proficiency in Excel
Experience with Microsoft’s Power Platform, particularly Power BI
Professionalism with consistent ability to balance urgency and decisiveness with patience and compassion
Discretion in managing proprietary information belonging to the company

Supervisory Responsibility – This position has Supervisory responsibilities.