pCAM Team Manager


Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


The pCAM Team Manager of the Company reports to CTO. In such a position, the Employee shall lead a team working on the Company’s core lithium-ion battery upcycling technology, specifically the synthesis and scale up of cathode precursor and active cathode materials from spent lithium-ion batteries.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Lead project team objectives determining prioritization and distribution and scheduling of workload.

  • Lead the project team in developing new precursor cathode products

  • Summarize results data and prepare meaningful reports that project progress regularly.

  • Perform laboratory design of experiments and manufacturing tasks related to the upcycling of batteries and the production of NMC cathode powder.

  • Run complex chemical reactions such as use of CSTR reactors or batch reactors to make NMC precursors

  • Run weekly technical meetings

  • Keep detail logs, amounts, temperature, etc.

  • Troubleshoot issues with equipment and processes

  • Assist in planning and improving production processes

  • Excellent in both written and oral languages.


Education and Experience:



  • 3-5 years progressive leadership experience as a group lead or supervisory capacity.

  • 3+ years industry experience developing NMC or LCO based cathode materials or related experience in the Academic environment

  • BS or Advanced degree in Chemistry, Physics or Chemical Engineering, required. PhD desired.

  • Ability to multitask

  • Understanding of chemical processes i.e. acid base reactions

  • Demonstrated ability running reactions in an industrial space

  • Attention to detail

  • Desire to be a strong team member


Physical and Environmental Requirements:



  • Meet all physical requirement of the positions: walking/standing for extended periods of time, working in both lab and office, travelling in some cases to other Ascend Elements facilities and conference

  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more

  • Capable of wearing task specific personal protective equipment including dust mask, respirator, safety shoes, gloves, and safety glasses/face shield

  • Capable of meeting OSHA standards for manual lifting guidelines: < 50lbs

  • While performing the duties of this job it is required to stand, walk, and use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch when necessary for job activity.


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From health and wellness to employee engagement and professional development, our goal is to foster a thriving workplace culture. Check out our benefits and culture section to learn more about our various programs and initiatives.

We are committed to supporting a company culture that will positively impact your quality of life and contribute to your professional success – making Ascend Elements somewhere you’ll want to stay for a long time.

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“At Ascend Elements we are empowering our employees to help revolutionize the production of engineered battery materials for a brighter future of clean energy. We are committed to supporting our employees to drive innovation and performance while prioritizing safety and collaboration to reduce our environmental impact. We are a company that is dedicated to fostering a positive, creative, and inclusive culture where employees feel valued, connected, and invested. Join our team today!”

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Sr. Global Human Resources Director

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We are made up of an impressive variety of talented employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

United States Veterans
Ascend Element United States Veterans — From serving our country to joining the Ascend Elements Team. Find your new home with a strong and proud group of fellow veterans.

"Ascend Elements is an opportunity to join a purpose-driven company at the ground floor, where your well-earned technical and leadership skills can have a direct impact on our growth and progress in a pioneer US industry. Ascend Elements provides a work environment and culture all too familiar with veterans; like-minded individuals (including many veterans) from diverse backgrounds and skills working towards a common goal through commitment and collaboration."

Ben Pope

Construction Program Manager, United States Marine Corps

“Similar to the reason why most veterans joined the military, employees at Ascend Elements feel a sense of purpose and meaning beyond themselves. It's not just a job here, it's everyone at Ascend marching in the same direction with the end goal of keeping America at the top of cutting-edge technology in the battery materials industry and preserving rare Earth metals.”

Cory Radcliffe

Construction Program Manager United States Marine Corps and Air Force

"You can apply skills learned in the military like teamwork and critical thinking every day to solve problems in an environment where your background is welcomed. In the same vein as my time in the Army, I get to provide meaningful contributions to real world problems alongside a group of people committed to a collective goal."

Andrew Walther

Construction Program Manager, United States Army

Interns to Full Time
Interns can journey to full-time team members. From interns to full time employees. Hear how their experience drove them to join the Ascend Elements Team permanently.

“Being an intern at AE allowed me to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical application in engineering. Working on projects at the pilot facility brought my academic knowledge to life, deepening my understanding of engineering concepts. Choosing permanent employment at AE post-graduation was driven by the company's rapid growth, ensuring diverse experiences across multiple engineering domains and avoiding monotony in tasks."

Alexis Clark

Chemical Engineer

"Being an intern at Ascend Elements opened many doors for me and helped me to land several interviews both inside and outside AE prior to joining full time. The experience I accrued as an intern helped to guide my thinking and to realize what career path I wanted to pursue. You will not find a more dedicated and passionate team than Team Ascend!"

Matt Eggert

Associate Scientist

Passion for Communities 
& Sustainability
Want to make a difference? From sustainability to community advocacy, our employees have a passion for making the world a better place.

“Ascend Elements’ investment and commitment in Hopkinsville will be a game changer for our community for generations to come. The Ascend Elements leadership is dedicated to not only upcycling, but also the culture of growth within the organization.”

DeeAnna Sova

Equity Program Manager

"Ascend Elements is a company that is going to change the carbon footprint on the earth by recycling EV batteries. We are always working on ways to change the future of an EV batteries in the world. AE has found a process to keep batteries out of landfills and to recycle them back to a battery grade product that can be reused and/or recycled."

Kay Dixon

Sales Order Specialist

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Ascend Elements is a fast-growing organization that is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials for electric vehicles. Recognized as a climate technology leader, the company elevates the value of recycled elements and engineers’ sustainable battery materials to support the global clean-energy transition. The company’s patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ direct precursor synthesis technology produces new, sustainable cathode materials from spent lithium-ion batteries more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in improved performance and lower carbon emissions. Ascend Elements is taking sustainability in the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


The Quality Engineer supporting Ascend Elements APEX 1 facility in Hopkinsville, KY will be responsible for the overall quality of a specific part of the site production process.


Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Monitor daily production quality performance using SPC (Statistical Process Control).

  • Initiate and lead RCI (root cause investigations) on non-conforming production results using 8D and Six Sigma methodology with a cross functional team.

  • Report weekly and monthly SPC and process quality performance for internal and external customers.

  • Update and maintain SAP Quality Management views.

  • Lead change management initiatives related to quality improvements.

  • Participate in establishing quality parameters and systems for new product launch.

  • Participate in vendor, customer, and internal audits.

  • Maintain customer specific PPAP and control plans.

  • Participate in PFMEA reviews.

  • Analyze quality and production data and propose and lead continuous improvement.

  • Adherence to established ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards and policies.

  • Conduct Internal, External, and Layered Process Audits.

  • Identify problem areas and follow up with countermeasures and solutions.

  • Schedule, review, and document dock audits in the automated audit system.

  • Respond to customer inquiries and complaints.

  • Develop, submit, participate in the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), for new or existing product(s) to meet APEX 1 requirements.

  • Coordinate pre-launch production trial run process monitoring.

  • Serve as administrator of calibration system, which includes performing calibrations, and scheduling.

  • Perform test as requested for production support.

  • Supplier product quality monitoring – assist / submit Supplier Corrective Actions.

  • Oversee the disposition of the non-conforming area.

  • Develop and update quality system procedures.

  • Generate process capability analysis.

  • Effectively coordinate and provide timely completion of supplier corrective action activities.

  • Comply with all company guidelines, policies, and procedures.

  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and making recommendations.

  • Determines quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes.

  • Respond to ongoing non-conformities, review for disposition and materials release.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • The employee is committed to and must support the EHS management process to obtain the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification as well as participate in system standards and practices in its compliance and commitment to policies, objectives, operational controls, documentation, system guidelines, and others that the organization subscribes to as mandatory.

  • Will participate in all EHS aspects, including reporting hazards, incidents, and injury/illness without fear of reprisal.

  • Must attend an Environment, Health, and Safety Orientation program appropriate to their work environment.

  • The employee must follow 6S step-by-step methodology to maintain orderly workspaces and resources thereby enhancing productivity and safety.



Essential Skills




  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards and policies experience strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and various types of testing instruments.

  • Working knowledge of the relationships and roles of internal/external customers and suppliers, including their impact on product and services.

  • Customer quality assurance experience.

  • Chemical industry experience preferred, but not required.

  • Working knowledge of inspection and testing techniques, including various types of sampling plans.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints (drawings) GD&T.

  • Understanding of the audit process including types of audits, planning, preparation, execution, reporting, and follow up.

  • Ability to analyze and understand data produced by statistical process control (SPC).

  • Ability to plan, control, and assure product and process quality in accordance with company’s quality principles.

  • Understanding of problem solving and quality improvement tools and techniques.

  • Ability to work well in a multi-functional team environment, portray the company in a professional manner, work non-regular hours as needed.

  • Ability to safeguard the confidentiality of the company, customer, and employee information.

  • Commit to and participate in activities for continuous improvement.

  • Statutory and Regulatory requirements.



Core Competencies



  • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, customer demands and flexibility in job assignments.

  • Strong commitment to safety, environment, workplace organization and housekeeping.

  • Good communication and negotiation skills.

  • Very good social competence.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to work non-standard weekly schedule including off shifts.




Education and Experience



  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or Engineering with minimum 2-5 years of experience in quality and manufacturing environment, chemical industry or equivalent on the job experience.

  • Prior experience and knowledge of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to compile and present information.

  • Knowledgeable in SPC.

  • Familiar with JMP and SAP software.

  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification(s) desired.



Physical Requirements:




  • Physical working conditions are consistent with a typical office environment.

  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment production facility where there is exposure to (noise, heat, cold, dust, fumes).

  • Capable of wearing task specific personal protective equipment which may include dust mask, respirator, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, and ear protection.

  • Capable of meeting OSHA standards for manual lifting guidelines: < 50lbs

  • While performing the duties of this job it is required to stand, walk, and use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch when necessary for job activity.

  • Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods (minimum of eight hours).

  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures.


  • Thank you.





Position located in Hopkinsville, KY


May require up to 25% of business travel.



We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package.



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Associate Battery Test Engineer

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Job Description: The Associate Battery Test Engineer of the Company reports to the Engineering and Operations Manager (Novi). In this position, the Employee shall work on small li-ion battery manufacturing, battery testing and additional analytical characterization testing (SEM, BET, Particle Size Analyzer etc). We are looking for a detail orientated hands-on engineer who has experience with battery testing.


Job Core Responsibilities:



  • Small size battery assembly (half-cell and full cell, Swagelok and pouch formats)

  • Electrochemical battery testing

  • Develop test plans and protocols

  • Perform analytical material characterization testing

  • Solve technical problems related to routine testing

  • Analyze tests results and report results/conclusions

  • Performs troubleshooting on lab equipment as required.

  • Report test progress to management

  • Observe all company, state and federal safety and environmental regulations

  • Other duties as assigned



Qualifications and experience:


– Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field


– 1-2 years of work experience in R&D or battery testing environment or chemical/materials lab related experience in University or Industry.


– Computer Proficiency (MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)


– Good lab practices such as safety, recording and documentation


– Willingness to comply with safety and quality regulations, including wearing protective gear when necessary


– Excellent communication, presentation and teamwork skills


– Domestic and internal travel (expected < 10%)


– On-Site in Novi, MI



We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package


Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Facilities Sourcing Manager

Ascend Element is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


The Facilities Sourcing Manager is responsible for managing the procurement of goods and services necessary for the maintenance, repair, and operation of facilities within the organization. This role involves developing sourcing strategies, negotiating contracts, and collaborating with various departments to ensure the efficient and cost-effective acquisition of materials and services.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Sourcing and Procurement:

    • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for facilities-related goods and services.

    • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, conduct RFPs, and negotiate contracts to secure the best terms and pricing.

    • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and ethical standards in all procurement activities.



  • Supplier Management:

    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and service providers.

    • Monitor supplier performance and address any issues related to quality, delivery, and service.

    • Conduct regular supplier evaluations and performance reviews to ensure continuous improvement.



  • Contract Management:

    • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, ensuring all terms and conditions are adequate for the scope.

    • Manage contract renewals, amendments, and terminations as needed.

    • Ensure all contracts comply with legal and regulatory requirements.



  • Collaboration and Communication:

    • Work closely with key stakeholders, operations, finance, and other departments to understand their needs and requirements.

    • Provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders on procurement processes and best practices.

    • Communicate effectively with suppliers, vendors, and internal teams to ensure alignment and successful execution of procurement strategies.



  • Continuous Improvement:

    • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance procurement efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and best practices in facilities sourcing and procurement.

    • Participate in professional development opportunities to maintain a high level of expertise.




Qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of experience in procurement, sourcing, or supply chain management, preferably in facilities or a related industry. 10+ years of experience is preferred.

  • Strong negotiation, contract management, and supplier relationship management skills.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.

  • Proficiency in procurement software and tools are a plus (e.g., SAP, Ariba).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders, manage multiple demands simultaneously and build a working strategy based on corporate and specific stakeholders needs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Excel software experience is important.

  • Strong organizational skills


Location:


This job is hybrid. The selected candidate must be able to work from one of Ascend’s sites (Westborough, MA; Covington, GA; Hopkinsville, KY) as needed/requested, without needing to travel. Frequency of working from office and home will vary.



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Superintendent Production – Off Shift

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


We are actively searching for a Superintendent, off shift operations.


Job Description:



  • This position will oversee all critical factory functions on the night shift providing leadership in troubleshooting issues, ensuring efficient day-to-day operations of their shift and responsible for managing all functional areas including operations, quality, and maintenance.

  • This position will be the senior manager on the off shift; responsible to make business decisions affecting the night shift.

  • The Superintendent for the second shift will report to the Production Manager


Responsibilities:



  • Provide leadership on the operating floor striving for compliance in safety, health, environmental, and quality

  • Identifying manpower and workflow problems and initiating corrective actions

  • Coach, train, and develop operations personnel in safety, quality, production, problem solving, and technical and interpersonal communication skills

  • Identify and align operational priorities with commercial business vision – ensure production and delivery of the highest quality products at the lowest costs, consistent with customer requirements, company plans and profit objectives

  • Partner with plant leadership to enhance facility performance and metrics – lead and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and develop innovative practices, methods and procedures that add value for the facility

  • Assists in the broad formulation of manufacturing policies and procedures

  • Defines training requirements of subordinate supervisors

  • Create and maintain a cohesive team and provide coaching and development

  • Maintain a positive work environment for all employees

  • On the floor leadership engaging with employees and oversee plant operations as appropriate

  • Coordinates production activities and processes; ensures adequate resources to maintain production schedules according to customer requirements

  • Supports adherence to company policies and procedures.

  • Make decisions utilizing subordinates’ input while performing analytical, logical, objective problem solving using the 4M’s – methods, manpower, material, and machinery.

  • Collects and organizes data in order to generate and maintain reports related to the performance of each line vs the established goals.


Additional Responsibilities:



  • Be committed to and support the EHS management process to obtain the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification as well as participate in system standards and practices in its compliance and commitment to policies, objectives, operational controls, documentation, system guidelines, and others that the organization subscribes to as mandatory.

  • Will participate in all EHS aspects, including reporting hazards, incidents, and injury/illness without fear of reprisal.

  • Attend an Environment, Health, and Safety Orientation program appropriate to their work environment.

  • Follow 6S step-by-step methodology to maintain orderly workspaces and resources thereby enhancing productivity and safety.


Qualification:



  • Bachelor’s degree of higher preferred

  • 5 years’ experience in the discreet manufacturing and/or chemical industry preferred

  • Supervisory or leadership experience in a manufacturing, or industrial environment

  • Experience setting and achieving production and continuous improvement goals

  • Manufacturing operations leadership experience with multiple salaried direct reports

  • Strong background in EHS compliance and hazardous materials management

  • Knowledge of equipment servicing, planning/scheduling, supply chain management, mechanical maintenance, plant engineering, quality and corrugator/converting processes and equipment

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.


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  • Capable of wearing task specific personal protective equipment which may include dust mask, air purifying respirator (i.e., half and/or full faced), safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, and ear protection.

  • Capable of meeting OSHA standards for manual lifting guidelines: < 50lbs

  • While performing the duties of this job it is required to stand, walk, and use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch when necessary for job activity.

  • Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods.

  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures.


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SAP Business Analyst-Supply Chain EWM

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


We are currently hiring an SAP Business Analyst focused on Supply Chain and Extended Warehouse Management processes! In this role you will be responsible for working directly with business owners to develop an understanding of current requirements and future business needs for managing their function areas. This includes eliciting, analyzing, and evaluating current business practices, workflows and developing strategies to identify technology solutions needed to streamline and optimize business performance that positively impacts business ROI. The Business Analyst will act as the critical bridge between business leaders and users – and implement and support the systems that provide the capabilities that will support lean and efficient operations and provide leadership with the visibility to effectively manage and make proper business decisions.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



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  • Understands SAP best practice business processes and uses the knowledge to develop consistent, implementable, and efficient business processes for the user base.

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Senior Financial Reporting Accountant

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered greenhouse gas emissions. The results are lower cost, better performing batteries, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. This closed-loop process also allows for fewer end-of-life batteries being discarded in landfills. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Job Summary:


The Senior Financial Reporting Accountant will be responsible for owning with the consolidation process of the monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reporting close. Also, will own the preparation of the annual external audited financial statements. The successful candidate will be able to collect pertinent information for the creation of journal entries, account reconciliations and other related matters as well as be the first point of contact for all technical accounting issues. The role will ensure that the Company maintains effective internal controls that ensure accurate accounting data and that safeguard company assets.


Responsibilities:





    • Prepare consolidating and eliminating accounting related entries for multiple organizational entities.

    • Follow and aid in developing our Company’s established accounting processes.

    • Regularly maintain detailed reconciliations of all assigned balance sheet accounts.

    • Provide detailed analyses and explanations of all consolidated transactions.

    • Lead staff in preparing as well as supporting the annual audit with external auditors.

    • Ability to develop and mentor junior staff.

    • Prepare technical accounting related memos.




Required Skills/Abilities:



  • Experience working in a complex manufacturing environment

  • Big 4 Accounting firm experience required.

  • Proficient in Word and Excel.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.

  • Experience working in a complex manufacturing environment



Education and Experience:



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required, advanced degrees such as an MBA, MSA are desired

  • 5+ years’ experience in accounting or related field in a publicly held company highly desired

  • CPA or CMA required.


Physical Requirements:



  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.

  • Ability to read and understand English


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