Posted: 05/03/2024

 Controller – RELCO and Eco-Tec

Location:           Willmar, MN (Travel to Eco-Tec business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada required)

Reports to:       Global Controller

Supervises:       Staff Accountants, Accounts Payable Clerks, Accounts Receivable Clerks 


Kovalus offers comprehensive solutions for the most challenging applications in food and beverage, life science, and general industrial markets. Controller – RELCO and Eco-Tec, while reporting to the Global Controller, is responsible for the two businesses global financial consolidation and financial statement preparation and analysis processes, reporting, treasury, financial control, cash forecasting and management, supporting manufacturing operations and functional departments with various forms of financial analysis for the global businesses. 



  • Accountable for directing the control, accounting, financial reporting and analysis for the Kovalus businesses of RELCO (based in MN) and Eco-Tec (based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada). 
  • Assure processes and reporting in compliance with GAAP, regulatory, and bank requirements.
  • Accountable to manage the cash and treasury activities for the Company.
  • Financial expert guiding the business teams to meet or exceed Budget targets.
  • Work directly with various global site accounting and operational teams to complete financial close process in a timely manner, while also fulfilling accounting and finance support needs globally on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  
  • Lead or support preparation of KPI’s, various daily/weekly/monthly operational dashboards, other reporting and analysis tools to enhance timely business decision making by senior management & functional leaders across all locations. 
  • Oversee preparation of payroll, manage A/R and A/P functions. 




Standards of Performance

Cash Management/ Forecast Reporting

  • Execute & report weekly cash movement and forecasting requirements.
  • Quality of cash management.
  • Accuracy of forecast reporting.

Percentage of Completion (POC)/Revenue Recognition Reporting

  • Direct the setup of orders within the ERP system, handle processing of contract changes and administer contract documents.
  • Direct job costing & production of job status reports.
  • Establish monthly revenue recognition via the percentage of completed.
  • Quality of POC reporting. 
  • Accuracy of job costing & job status reports.

Accounting/General Ledger

  • Construct annual company budgets with input with input from managers in department areas.
  • Provide financial analysis as requested.
  • Direct the use & maintenance of the company’s accounting software; ensure backups are maintained per policy.
  • Direct accounts receivable functions, accounts payable functions, and the reconciliation of all company bank accounts.
  • Level of direction to accounts receivable functions.
  • Level of direction to accounts payable functions.

Month End Close

  • Prepare financial reports to be published & distributed to Management, the Board of Directors, the company’s outside accounting firm, the company’s banks, and appropriate governmental agencies in accordance to law & policy.
  • Accuracy of reporting distributed.
  • Timeliness of completion of month end process.
  • Timeliness of sending reporting to recipients.

Annual Audits/Insurance Renewal

  • Preparation of annual audit requests.
  • Main point of contact of auditors for requests onsite & remotely.
  • Maintain & administer adequate company insurances in accordance to law, policy, banking and contractual requirements.
  • Timeliness of responding to auditors and audit requests.
  • Timeliness of completing company insurance renewals.


  • Provide guidance, direction and counsel to direct reports. 
  • Conduct periodic employee performance evaluations on all direct reports.
  • Ensure employees reporting to this position are active in their functions, and that waste or non-productive time is held to a minimum.
  • Quality of advice given.
  • Responsiveness in offering advice.
  • Level of employee’s reviews completed on time.
  • Effectiveness of staff in direct report positions.

Other Duties

  • Direct the payroll functions of the company and ensure all payroll reports and tax deposits are maintained according to policy and law.
  • Perform other duties as directed or delegated by the Global Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Business Presidents or CEO.
  • Promptness to complete other duties as assigned.

** Note** The job description above is only a characterization of the duties and not a full list. The provider of the function is also obliged to loyally carry out all reasonably commissioned duties.



  • Managing for Results
  • Strong finance and accounting technical acumen
  • Strict attention to details
  • Deadline oriented 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Leadership
  • Employee Selection & Development
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Organizational Influence


Periodic overnight travel to Toronto, Canada, Company HQ in Wilmington, MA or other locations of the Company is required. 


  • Education:               Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or relevant field 
  • Experience:             Seven to Ten+ years of experience working in similar working capacity 
  • Knowledge:             U.S. GAAP POC (percentage of completion) experience preferred.

Microsoft Dynamics experience a plus.

Strong advanced Excel skills.

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