International Controller, Manager

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Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Irvine, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 49960 

International Controller, Manager


Skyworks (SWKS) is a public multi-billion dollar revenue company with a presence in over 10 countries, manufacturing plants in 4 countries, and executive offices located in Irvine, California. We are seeking an intellectually curious, process oriented individual to be our International Controller reporting to the VP Corporate Controller.  This person will support the accounting department with fiduciary responsibility for compliance and protecting the interests of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Skyworks, the Company) and its legal entities.


The International Controller is a critical role to the ongoing successful management of Skyworks and the development of a world-class financial organization.  The International controller will responsible for actively managing all aspects of Company’ foreign legal entities, statutory accounting, audit coordination/oversight, international tax coordination and assessment. The International Controller will ensure that the Skyworks international legal entities are compliant with all US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and local GAAP as well as local tax, accounting/financial regulations, required by local country legislation.


This role is responsible for the full spectrum of the International controllership activities and functions, which include general accounting, oversight of international accounts payable, and payroll, as well as establishing and implementing strategies for reconciling accounts and reporting financial results, internal controls, etc.  It will also be responsible for the setup and monitoring of new processes and controls internationally. It will require continual communication with our managers located in Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Boston, Massachusetts, and our third party service companies in other countries.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Direct the preparation of the company's financial processes, filings, statements and reports in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and local generally accepted accounting principles, to include the monthly financial close process, foreign income tax filings and transfer pricing coordination.
  • Understand and follow all international statutory requirements
  • Contribute financial expertise to various functions, special projects and analysis.
  • Develop, maintain and coordinate corporate accounting policies.
  • Execute extensive audit processes, including the consolidated audit and statutory audits in multiple international jurisdictions.
  • Coordinate with all 3rd party audit firms for overseas audits.
  • Provide overall management, direction and integrity of the global accounting function, systems, and reports.
  • Understand consolidations and inter-company transactions, including accounting for foreign currency.
  • Review of balance sheet account reconciliations and detailed P&L account analysis.
  • Direct and oversee the work of domestic and international accounting professionals, including training, mentoring and ensuring professional development.
  • Build relationships with cross-functional areas and handle any conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Complete accounting research regarding international expansions to ensure local reporting requirements.
  • Manage and limit high risk areas of international operations.
  • Primary accounting contact for all international 3rd party accounting firms.
  • Must be willing to travel, primarily in the APAC region


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution.
  • 8 years of progressive Accounting experience in a leadership role,
  • Previous public accounting (2-4 years Big 4 experience preferred)
  • International tax related experience.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft office software to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented and able to coordinate/manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledgeable in managing an entire audit process.
  • Attainment of CPA designation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of accounting principles.
  • Strong International experience.
  • Professional experience in semiconductor/technology industry.
  • Experience with SAP software.
  • Transfer pricing experience.


The successful candidate will also have the following performance and personal competencies:

  • Delivers Results: The successful candidate must be able to deliver results in the organization. S/he will be well versed in performance management and accountability, and be a strong business partner to the International teams, corporate accounting, and his/her peer group of the finance executives.
  • Strategic Agility: Ability to accurately perceive and assess the current state, to identify potential future risks and opportunities, to envision and evaluate relevant future possibilities, and to lead the organization to future levels of success.
  • Learning Agility and Intellect: S/he must be able to “deep dive” into the details of the accounting operations while staying focused on the big picture. The candidate will be able to conceptualize and analyze both problems and solutions, identifying key metrics that will help the entire organization to improve performance.
  • Champion Continuous Improvement: S/he has a demonstrated track record and success rate in identifying, leading and implementing organizational change and business transformation.
  • Motivation and Impression: S/he must have a strong competitive drive and the ability to motivate the organization. They must be able to represent the company effectively in a variety of environments (from external stakeholders and regulatory bodies).
  • Relationships and Interpersonal Skills: S/he must be able to build and sustain excellent relationships at multiple levels in the workplace and with external stakeholders. S/he needs to hold to well-articulated core values and expected behavior and hold others to the same standards without exception.
  • Build Organizational Capability Through Team Development: S/he has a well-developed ability to assess talent and bench strength, to develop people, and manage the recruitment and integration of outside candidates. S/he will build effective teams committed to organizational goals and foster collaboration to address relevant issues. S/he will establish rapport and effective relationships, allowing people to be responsible for their work, sharing wins, and accountability.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.





Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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