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Corporate Controller

Job Location: Nashville, TN

Gibson Brands, Inc. (f/k/a Gibson Guitar Corp), the world’s premier manufacturer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment, is seeking a Corporate Controller to join the Finance team. The Corporate Controller will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and be based out of Gibson’s World Headquarters in beautiful Nashville, TN – The Music City.

The Corporate Controller is responsible for the monthly close process for all global subsidiaries.  This position will interact will personnel across all domestic and internal subsidiaries to develop and maintain a uniform chart of accounts and maintain and develop financial statement and management reports within the consolidation software.  The position is also responsible for leading, organizing, directing and controlling the work of accounting personnel in collecting, summarizing, and interpreting financial data for the use of management, creditors, and taxing authorities.

  • Participates in and leads team to perform monthly internal close process and the consolidation of all global entities.
  • Coordination with multiple foreign subsidiaries to maintain and control uniform chart of accounts and account mapping.
  • Maintain and control financial statement formatting and reporting.
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies & procedures.
  • Provides guidance to the global management team supporting strategic decisions, capacity planning, capital requests, standard costs, variance analysis, physical inventories, operational metrics, ERP systems, reserve requirements, and other management objectives.
  • Protects assets by establishing and monitoring the implementation and maintenance of internal controls and procedures.
  • Actively participates in initiatives and special projects as required by senior management, divisional leadership, and corporate.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of new procedures and processes to enhance the productivity, efficiency and workflow if the Finance Department.
  • Accountability:  Makes a personal and sincere commitment to goals and effectively deals with consequences of both success and failures. Possess the ability to develop to stretch goals which are objective, easily understood and tied to high integrity metrics.  Effectively communicates goals to their team and the broader organization. Inspires team to meet or exceed the stated goals and effectively deals with under performers and appropriately recognizes those who meet or exceed their goals.
  • Responsibility:  Possesses an attitude of ownership for not only their goals and functional area, but also the entire enterprise. Readily goes beyond what is necessary to succeed in their specific role and does whatever is necessary to move the entire business forward. Has a strong commitment to continuous improvement and readily takes the initiative to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities to move the business forward.
  • Transparency:  Embraces the concept of total openness of information and action. Effectively collaborates with all levels of the organization by engaging in effective dialogue within the business and with external stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. Master’s degree in Accounting preferred.
  • CPA required
  • Minimum of 7 years of corporate manufacturing experience is required.
  • International accounting experience is preferred and international consolidation experience is a plus.
  • Experience with accounting consolidation systems are required, preferably with Great Plains, SAP and Hyperion.
  • Management experience in leading accounting professionals and interfacing cross-functional teams is required.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work, establish and execute plans to meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and work under pressure with a strong attention to details is required.
*Gibson offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation and paid time off.

To be considered for this position, please send resume and salary history to and put “Corporate Controller” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.