Why would I want this job?

The Plant Controller plays a pivotal role in ensuring the financial health and operational efficiency of the production facility. The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee the financial functions at the production facility including cost accounting, inventory control, accounts payable, billing and preparation of the facility’s financial and other control reports. Sets standards for the conduct of accounting work and required performance and also supervises compliance with such standards. This individual will also be involved in a number of ad-hoc projects.

 

What would I be doing?

  • Provide accounting and finance leadership and direction to the facility
  • Oversee the maintenance and closing of the facility’s general ledger and sub-ledgers
  • Provide impactful financial statement analysis
  • Design and implement process improvements and best practices
  • Preparation of accounting and reporting deliverable as well as various management reports
  • Partner with FP&A teams to analyze business results in detail
  • Administer the development of detailed forecasts and annual budgets
  • Control and monitor the processing of capital expenditure and maintenance projects in accordance with company policy
  • Collaborative interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Support external quarterly reviews and year-end audits (financial and statutory)
  • Manage and develop the cost accounting function ensuring all costs and standards are updated and correct
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to seek resources as needed.
  • Must understand process flows and have an above average understanding of process capabilities within their facilities.
  • Formulate and establish labor and overhead standards and update financial reporting systems
  • Maintain internal control procedures and ensure compliance with SOX requirements
  • Assist with Ad-hoc assignments and special projects

What would make me qualified?

  • 7+ years of experience
  • Working knowledge/navigation of accounting applications
  • BS in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Experience in commercial or food manufacturing industry a plusSAP experience preferred
  • Results orientated, flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple deliverables
  • Strong analytical skills and initiative
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented and experienced in follow-through and completion of projects
  • Strong time-management skills, and ability to adhere to accounting close timelines
  • Experienced in managing and driving improvements and change within a finance function
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in Excel and other applications
  • Experience with Oracle general ledger, Cognos and production planning and accounting systems a plus