Astrophysics Inc

  • Controller

    Job Locations US-CA-City of Industry
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 6:10 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Astrophysics Inc. is a leading global designer and manufacturer of X-Ray security inspection systems. Since 2002, we have dedicated ourselves to ensuring a safer world through advanced X-Ray screening and imaging technology. Our systems are deployed in critical infrastructure, aviation, and ports and borders sites in more than 140 countries. Hotels, prisons, courthouses, embassies, airports, military bases, and government buildings around the world depend on us for their safety and security. Astrophysics is an expanding, dynamic and fast-paced company looking for individuals who want to grow with us and be a part of a meaningful security mission. We currently have an immediate full-time position opening for a Controller located in City of Industry, California.


    Job Summary:

    The Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of Astrophysics Inc., Astro International and all subsidiaries to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of reported financial results and ensure reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards.  Works closely with COO’s and executive management on financial status, processes, issues, and strategies.



    • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
    • Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures
    • Maintain documented system of accounting policies and procedures
    • Protect assets by establishing monitoring and enforcing internal controls
    • Regularly communicates with accountants at international subsidiaries to oversee transactions, resolve financial issues and intercompany discrepancies
    • Responsible for and follow-ups on International invoices for customers and dealers
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Responsible for consolidated financials, including accurate, timely and
      complete filing of reporting deliverables to regulatory agencies including local, state, federal and foreign government reporting requirements and tax filings
    • Prepare regular financial reports and presentations for management
    • Provide financial insight and advise on financial developments, planning, budgeting, cash flow, cost reduction initiatives, investment priorities and procedure/policy matters
    • Prepare accurate cash flow forecasts
    • Monitor bank loan covenants for compliance and prepare borrowing base certificates and supporting schedules
    • Oversee Foreign Credit Insurance Policy and reporting requirements including review of dealer/customer financial statements for credit approval
    • Review and approve Export Letters of Credit
    • Prepare Standby letter of credit applications for Bid and Performance Guarantees
    • Research industry benchmarks and competitor finances for comparative analysis
    • Generate additional reports as requested by management


    • Follow-up, assist and provide guidance to international subsidiary accountants on issues and manage resolution of intercompany discrepancies
    • Create and/or update international accounting processes and partner with IT to advance financial automation
    • Support continuous improvement in the development, approval, and implementation of processes and procedures, internal controls and accounting standards that impact
      financial operations
    • Professionally represent the company externally, as necessary, particularly before
      regulatory agencies and auditors
    • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audits


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred; or
    • 7-10 years accounting experience; or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience.   
    • Expert in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience with ERP systems
    • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
    • International accounting exposure and IT knowledge a plus
    • Strong attention to detail, time management and analytical skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and thrive in fast-paced work environment
    • Professional demeanor and attitude
    • Fluent in both written and verbal English



    Excellent benefit package including 401K plan with Employer Match

    11 Paid Holidays, 10 PTO Days, Free Donuts on Fridays, Company Luncheons and year end Party!






    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Astrophysics Inc. provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at Astrophysics Inc. are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity national origin or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call 1(909) 598-5488 and ask for Human Resources. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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