Curtis Instruments, Inc.

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International Tax Manager Finance & Accounting
IT Infrastructure and Security Manager Information Technology
Product Manager Product Management
Senior Supply Chain Analyst Purchasing/Sourcing

International Tax Manager

  • Location: New York

International Tax Manager

Curtis Instruments, Inc. – Mount Kisco, NY

Reports to Corporate Tax Director

What you’ll do:

. Must be qualified to work in the US without future sponsorship.

Compliance

  • Manage the US international tax compliance process, including preparation/review of international tax work papers of federal income tax returns for US Compliance, including foreign income inclusions
  • Prepare/review 5471’s for all foreign subsidiaries reported through OneStream
  • Prepare Form 1118 and other international portion of federal income tax returns utilizing OneSource compliance software.Maintain 1118 mapping in OneSource tax software
  • Maintain Foreign tax credit & E&P schedules, and review international tax returns and filings

Provision

  • Review ASC 740 computation, included in international tax packages, prepared by the foreign subsidiaries to ensure compliance with GAAP
  • Support foreign subsidiaries in their GAAP calculations related to tax
  • Calculate quarterly and annual international tax provisions for Curtis US, including foreign source income inclusions, foreign tax credit analysis and forecast FTC utilization to avoid valuation allowance
  • Support Director in responding to documents requests from the IRS and state auditors for international related documentation
  • Prepare return versus provision federal true up as it relates to the international portion of the return/provision
  • Calculate foreign income/deduction under Subpart F, GILTI, FDII and BEAT

Transfer Pricing

  • Assist in implementing, monitoring and documenting global transfer pricing strategy
  • Ensure agreements exist for all intercompany transactions and create and maintain database
  • Analyze intercompany transactions and apply sourcing and look thru rules, and determine appropriate expense allocation
  • Prepare P& L statements for intercompany transactions, analyze transactions to ensure arm’s length exists, using comparable company data, and document

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting,MBA/MS in Taxation a plus, CPA preferred
  • 6 plus years’ experience in public accounting and/or private industry corporate tax department in international tax
  • Experience in international tax rules, ASC 740, transfer pricing, OneSource Tax Compliance and CCH Research
  • Working knowledge ofUS GAAP accounting principles and practices
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

IT Infrastructure and Security Manager

  • Location: New York

Reports to Chief Information Officer


What you need:


Education


Minimum: BS in Computer Science and 10 years of experience

  1. Preferred: Masters in Computer Science or related technical field, and 8 years of experience
  2. Preferred: Professional certification in one or more core technologies such as:
  3. Cisco: Expert or Professional level in Security, Network & Routing, Wireless
  4. Microsoft: Expert or Associate level in Windows, Office, SQL
  5. Citrix: Professional or Associate level in Networking


Technical Expertise


Expert knowledge in Windows-based hardware/software for servers and client stations, with ability to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve problems.

  1. Expert knowledge of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) concepts including practical experience in establishing and maintaining healthy networks.
  2. Expert knowledge of internet-based communication protocols including IP addressing, VPN, MPLS, SSL, etc. with associated hardware (routers, firewalls, switches).
  3. Prior exposure to SQL, VB, VBA, VB.net, XML/HTML software coding

Skills

  1. Fluent in current configuration syntaxes for all network hardware including firewalls, routers, switches and voice systems.
  2. Strong hands-on experience in all application layers (web, application, database, OS, network administration, data communications)
  3. Installation and initial configuration of server, PC operating system software and client hardware.


MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT FUTURE SPONSORSHIP


What you’ll do:

Cybersecurity:

  • Provide expertise and leadership on current cybersecurity policies and practices at local level and provide corporate oversight.Recommend and implement policy and procedure improvements for all locations worldwide.
  • Identify and investigate potential security improvements which retain flexibility without causing undue impact to productivity.
  • Implement a recurring training and testing program for the user community to insure network health, including preventing the introduction of malicious code via email or internet browsing.
  • Respond immediately to reports of security intrusions, taking effective actions to control and limit the impact of such attacks.


Infrastructure:

  • Maintain the IT datacenters in a state of high availability, redundancy and good health.
  • Manage and support the Mount Kisco Help Desk team which supports 120 onsite users.
  • Maintain thorough and well-organized documentation of any and all policies, procedures and guidelines.Review and update corporate communications regularly, establishing the rules and expectations for all users.
  • Monitor system performance addressing any alerts or observations requiring immediate action or preventative intervention.
  • Investigate methods of providing redundant WAN communications between sites.
  • Manage the electronic data interchange with Curtis’ trading partners, both customers and suppliers.
  • Maintain updated hardware and software through planned replacement as well as attrition opportunity replacement, removing obsolete hardware and unsupported software from the organization.
  • Assist in annual budget preparations for capital (hardware both new and replacement/upgrade) and expense (annual maintenance and license fees, repair parts, consulting, etc.)
  • Configure and install new headquarters hardware; remove and dispose of obsolete and failed equipment.
  • Oversee the installation and maintenance of software products including patch application and upgrades.
  • Maintain all software and hardware records including licenses.
  • Interface with software manufacturers, distributors and representatives to report and resolve program bugs.
  • Write and implement minor routines in DOS, VB, Access, VBS, etc.
  • Demonstrate and share expert knowledge with other members of the IT team.
  • Assist seven IT staff across all other Curtis facilities as required for installations, troubleshooting and repairs, providing 2rd level expert support if necessary.
  • Train employees on computer, network use and software applications.
  • Stay abreast of all new technologies and recommend to management appropriate solutions for Curtis

Please send your resume and optional cover letter to nyrecruitment@curtisinst.com

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Product Manager

  • Location: New York

Are you the “product champion” and expert for your company’s products?
Then you may be just the person we are looking to hire.

Curtis’ newly created position of Product Manager (PM) is responsible for several product families within the portfolio of Curtis products.

The PM is responsible New Product Development & Product Introduction, Product Improvement, Sustaining & Obsolescence, and Market Surveillance.

The successful PM will:

  • ensure that all other departments – Engineering, Manufacturing, Sourcing, QA, Sales and MarCom –are fully informed of all activities and issues related to the product, and that all are performing their duties as needed for the product family to be a commercial success.
  • be the ‘market expert’ for one or more market segments–for example, aerial lift platforms or materials handling vehicles.
  • fully understand the legislative, commercial and technical forces specific to the market segment, such as conformance and compliance issues, or funding and reimbursement.
  • monitor the market segment for technology trends, customer and competitor activity and to analyze all such news and data to identify opportunities for new products or threats to existing products.
  • successfully balance the product requirements of the stakeholder groups (customers, dealers, reps, suppliers and internal functional groups).
  • be skilled at ‘managing by influence’ in a matrix organization
  • ensuring that the various ISO9001 policies that describe our procedures for product development and product obsolescence are correctly implemented and observed.

In addition to being passionate about products and markets, you will need a degree (or equivalent) in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.

We prefer you have:

  • 5+ years of technical experience with engineering, technical sales/support, field service or product management roles for organizations involved in the following industries:

1. Manufacturers of Automotive, Off-highway, and Industrial Vehicles such as:

    • Forklift, warehouse trucks, AGVs and other materials handling vehicles
    • Golf cars, turf maintenance and other similar utility vehicles
    • Mobile elevating work platforms –scissor and boom lifts
    • Construction and Agricultural Equipment
    • Airport Ground Support Equipment

2. Suppliers of electro-technical components, sub-systems and/or engineering services serving the above vehicle markets.

  • Experience of working in one or more of the following areas is essential:
    • Battery electric vehicle and/or hybrid vehicle drivetrains
    • Electrohydraulic control systems
    • CANopen or J1939 CANbus vehicle communication networks
    • AC & DC electric motors
    • Motor speed controllers/Inverters/Variable speed drives
  • A general knowledge of vehicle manufacturing and electronics manufacturing processes
  • Experience of delivering technical product training and producing product support and marketing documentation.
  • Ability to translate customer wants and needs into definitive requirements and specifications
  • Ability to evaluate conflicting interests and make decisions as needed to achieve long term strategic goals
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication/negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate effective to diverse groups
  • Self-starter capability of working independently
  • Travel internationally as required
  • Strong IT skills
  • Personable, with a high degree of professionalism, honestly & integrity.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Supply Chain Analyst

  • Location: New York

The Senior Supply Chain Analyst (SSCA) functions as the critical bridge between Design Engineering and Manufacturing Operations, doing materials requirements planning for multiple product lines. This position is responsible for sourcing electronic parts, and for timely coordination between four global design engineering teams and three manufacturing operations. The SSCA processes alerts from component manufacturers and distributors to determine the impact on Curtis’ ability to ship existing products and to develop new products. Additionally, the SSCA coordinates with multiple internal departments ensuring critical component shortage and allocation issues are identified and resolved.

What you'll Do:

  • Participate as a key member of our Product Chain Notification (PCN) Corporate Advisory Board, providing PCN reports on End of Life (EOL), Not Recommended for New Designs (NRND), and minutes to regular meetings
  • Respond to Product Managers' requests related to problem parts, products and Product Change Notices
  • Coordinate and communicate with Components Supply Chain Analyst in Engineering to stay apprised of each project team’s activity.
  • Perform RFQs and Critical Component Reviews (CCR) as needed with appropriate follow up
  • Work with suppliers to verify price and lead time via quotes, and monitor distributor’s websites, newsletters, distributor lead time trend reports
  • Work with Curtis internal stakeholders globally to monitor procurement problems associated with newly released and production components
  • Maintain the vendor Product Change Notice (PCN) system using our ERP, Syteline
  • Identify relevant Curtis design sites, component revision and sources, specification revision status, and check manufacturer’s website for current data sheet revision
  • Communicate PCN info to the Curtis internal stakeholders: Engineering sites, Purchasing, Product Management, Production Planning, Quality Assurance, and the Product Change Notice Corporate Advisory Board
  • Follow-up with diligent communications until issue is resolved and closed
  • Work with suppliers to meet all Curtis manufacturing requirements
  • May require vendor visits and travel

What You'll Bring:

  • BS in Supply Chain Management / Logistics with 3-5 years’ experience
    • OR, Associates Degree in a technical field such as Electrical or Mechanical Engineering AND ten years of related experience in Supply Chain Management
  • APICS Certification preferred

Preferred experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience purchasing/sourcing electrical components, both active and passive
  • Knowledge of Component Supply Chain (active & passive parts) and the integrated circuit fabrication process
  • Basic knowledge of electrical components
  • Understanding of both Product Life Cycle process and Component Life Cycle process

Skills Scrupulous attention to detail, organization, communications, collaboration and follow up

  • Understanding of supply chain lead times
  • Ability to balance priorities and work in a global environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent decision making & analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite and internet search

MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT SPONSORSHIP

If this sounds like you, please apply today!