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Assistant Financial/Plant Controller

Posted on: November 21, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, USA

Reporting to the CFO, this individual will manage the accounting, cost records, and internal control requirements of Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. (SCAI) as well as drive business/manufacturing results while collaborating with the Senior Management team. This hands-on role is responsible for full cycle accounting and finance including monthly, quarterly and annual close processes. The position requires significant cost accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience as well as strong demonstrated analytical abilities and experience to sort through complex data and prepare meaningful information to assist management with decision-making, accounting deliverables, and business performance metrics and reports. As a member of the finance team, this individual will work cross functionally to identify areas of improvement in process and operations.

This position is a mid-level role within Finance and may supervise individual contributors or a small team.

Qualified individuals should have an eye towards continuous improvement and must possess excellent critical thinking skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and attention to detail.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the specialized knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (ideally in Finance or Accounting) from an accredited four-year college or university is required. MBA/CMA is a plus.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of directly related Finance experience within manufacturing/supply chain is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with ERP and financial systems; EPICOR experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to research, retrieve, organize and summarize data to prepare reports, financial journal entries, and financial analysis.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, lookups, chart generation, VBA macros, etc.).

Required Competencies

  • Excellent active listening, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to actively listen, speak, read, write and converse in English via telephone, computer and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface and work effectively with numerous types of personalities.
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to be resourceful, self-directed, have strong organizational, interpersonal skills, critical thinking and analytical skills as well as active listening skills.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal office hours as business needs dictate.
  • Must be a focused individual with excellent problem solving and project management/planning skills. Ability to understand full scope of issues; able to independently set priorities among competing demands and meet deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive self-starter, dependable and efficient. High level of self-motivation, energy and resourcefulness
  • Adaptable to a changing and growing business; comfortable operating in a “grey space”.
  • Ability to work with integrity, ethics, and use sound judgement. Trustworthy with confidential information and matters. Excellent moral and ethical standards.
  • Able to travel on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to pass a personal background check and/or clearance at time of hire and as required by Customers is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

About the SHI Cryogenics Group and Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc.

SHI Cryogenics Group, an integral part of the Precision Equipment Division of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., is a leading worldwide provider of innovative cryogenic and vacuum solutions to the medical, semiconductor, flat panel, general coating and research industries. With offices in Asia, Europe and the United States, it has been producing quality cryogenic equipment for over 60 years. SHI’s renowned engineering departments continue to focus on the latest cryogenic and vacuum technologies, including innovative cryopump and cryocooler designs. Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. (“SCAI”) is the North American Division of the SHI Cryogenics Group, focusing on design, manufacturing, sales and service with its corporate office in Allentown, PA, and additional locations in Illinois, California, and Texas.

Benefits of Working for SCAI

  • Competitive Pay and Total Compensation Package
  • Comprehensive and EXCELLENT [above industry norms] Healthcare, Dental, Group Term Life and Disability Benefits Programs
  • Group Retirement (401k and Roth) Plans (with Company Match)
  • An inclusive culture that genuinely values and appreciates employees.
  • Opportunities for growth, development, and internal promotion (Above average Training and Development Benefits)

Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran/military status.

Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the Lehigh Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers – SWE Scholarship Fund.

Search Firms & RecruitersSumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this position.

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