Element Materials Technology


Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul


Element has an opportunity for a Finance Controller to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity to develop your Finance career within a Global testing, inspection and certification TIC business.



  • Responsible for preparation of monthly consolidated balance sheet and cash flow
  • Reviewing Cognos submissions from subsidiaries
  • Ensuring controls to support all of the above are developed, documented and operated, including preparation and approval of IFRS consolidation entries
  • Responsible for technical accounting including acquisition accounting, impairment models for goodwill and IFRS 2 share-based payment model
  • Ensure proper documentation (Memos) is available to support significant accounting treatments
  • Co-ordinate and manage quarterly balance sheet reviews
  • Liaising with overseas teams to complete local statutory accounts on time
  • Review of statutory accounts and liaising with EY / Shared service centre to complete within group reporting timetable
  • Lead covenant reporting
  • Responsibility for preparation of the half year and full year statutory financial statements
  • Responsibility for preparation of supplementary disclosure spreadsheet sent out to operating companies for completion at half and full year end and reviewing completed returns
  • Preparation of any other ad-hoc schedules
  • Co-ordinate external audit timetable - interim reviews and annual audit
  • Other ad-hoc schedules and projects

Skills / Qualifications

  • A Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA)
  • Experience within large Group IFRS consolidation
  • Proven track record of strong technical accounting skills
  • Extensive knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Strong planning and organisational skills to ensure group deadlines are met

  • A keen eye for detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be adept at interacting with individuals at all levels in the organisation
  • Drive and motivation to ensure self and team succeeds in achieving fixed and demanding deadlines
  • Displays a 'can-do' mentality which is focussed on targets and deadlines
  • Persists in overcoming obstacles
  • A self-starter; does not wait for others to solve problems
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and work within a fast paced, changing environment


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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