Assistant Controller, Operations & Corporate Accounting

KARL STORZ is currently recruiting an Assistant Controller who will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the Operations & Corporate Accounting departments for accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to financial statements, operational reports, and annual audits. In addition, this role will be responsible for overseeing and processing the close for KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America (KSEA). The Assistant Controller will lead and manage two Senior Accounting Managers and indirectly their staff.

This position will be based in our El Segundo, CA location and work a hybrid schedule with a minimum of 2 in office days per week.


Oversee Operations & Corporate Accounting Teams:

  • Oversee the activities of the Operations & Corporate Accounting departments for accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to financial statements, operational reports, and annual audits.
  • Manage department deliverables and accounting team members (team performance, ensure deliverable accuracy and timely completion, accountability)
  • Perform variance analysis of balance sheet and income statement and other various statistical analysis.
  • Identify business drivers.
  • Make recommendation to business partners on how to improve performance.
  • Review account reconciliations and proactively address potential risks for the company.
  • Own Operations & Corporate accounting processes/ procedures and amend them as business evolve.
  • Own finance master data maintenance in SAP (GL accounts, cost centers, profit centers, etc….)
  • Lead, develop, train and coach Operations & Corporate accounting teams.
  • Identify and drive process improvements for the Operations & Corporate accounting team.
  • Coordinate and facilitate adoption of new accounting guidance.

Lead cross functional process improvement and transformation projects:

  • Built solid understanding of business partner processes impacting the financials.
  • Foster relationship with business partners leaders
  • Design data analytics tools to help driving the business performance and process improvement conversations (Sales, PPV, warranty, etc)
  • Identify operational efficiency opportunities impacting business partners and drive process improvement.
  • Lead and influence transformation projects (local, regional, and global)

Risk Management:

  • Proactively identify financial risks for the company (sales, profitability, inventory, fixed assets, etc..) and make recommendation to management on how to mitigate them.
  • Safeguard company assets


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business
  • 10+ years of experience is required with at least 4 years in a leadership role.
  • Solid knowledge of US GAAP
  • Proven ability to work with SAP (FI-CO, SD, MM, BI, Hana)
  • Advanced Excel (V-lookups, pivot tables, data tables), PowerPivot is a plus.
  • Experience in internal control and segregation of duties management
  • Strong analytical skills (ability of analyze large operational and financial data sets, design visualization models to drive the decision making, identify and drive process improvements from data analytics)
  • Strong team leadership skills and the ability develop a solid organization (lead, develop and coach)
  • Create, nurture, and leverage a network of influencers and stakeholders throughout the KSEA and regional/ global organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong executive management presentation skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills (ability to manage team deliverables and cross functional projects in parallel)


  • CPA certification
  • MBA


Your Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state-of-the-art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
  • 3 weeks vacation, 11 holidays plus paid sick time*
  • Up to 8 weeks of 100% paid company parental leave**
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee’s first 6% contribution (up to IRS limits)
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
  • We prepay your tuition up to $5,250 per year! – Tuition pre-imbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement of up to $200 annually
  • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
  • And much more!

*Field sales, internships, and part-time employees are not eligible except where required by state law.
Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in the KARL STORZ benefits program.
**To include, maternal/paternal leave, adoption, and fostering of a child.

KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employees must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

Credentialing requirements at KARL STORZ

KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and customers. Most field-based roles at KARL STORZ require hospital credentialing/health screens as a condition of employment. Credentialing can include required vaccinations, health screens & other requirements as outlined by our customers. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how credentialing/health screens may impact the role you are seeking and if you require any reasonable accommodations regarding these requirements.

Pay Transparency

The pay range and/or hourly pay rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future. When determining a specific team member’s base salary and/or hourly pay rate, several factors will be considered including such things as location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, professional credentials, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the role.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Statement

KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices, and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at

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