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Plant Controller

Company: StevenDouglas
Location: Wheeling
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director Operations Finance, the Plant Controller position is responsible for the integrity of the general ledger, cost centers, plant budgeting, inventory accuracy and overall internal controls across the factory and supporting warehouses. The position leads the preparation of budgets and periodic forecasts involving all functional areas of the factory. In addition, the position is responsible for monitoring and analyzing variances versus budget and proposing corrective action or alternatives to minimize future variances. The Controller provides strategic recommendations for improving operational performance.

Primary Responsibilities
- Preparation, analysis and presentation of all plant manufacturing budgets for direct labor, material yields, operating outputs and departmental spending.
- Preparation of all daily, weekly, period end operational performance reports with comments and recommendations for corrective action. (KPI's)
- Identifies opportunities to drive cost reduction across all factory and product cost pools (materials, labor, variable & fixed expenses, capital and inventory).
- Maintains proper internal controls over all factory assets, including raw and packaging materials, finished goods, supplies, machine parts, and capital equipment
- Responsible for the proper application of company policies and US GAAP in the factory and supporting warehouses.
- Participates and provides guidance in the use and maintenance and upgrade of an ERP (JustFoods) and Payroll (Ceridian) systems
- Assists plant manager in the monthly presentation of operating results to senior management.
- By example, creates a positive work environment that encourages cooperation, team work, and that values and respects differences.
Skill Requirements
- Demonstrated ability to link and analyze plant operational metrics to financial performance
- Strong planning, organizational, analytical, communication, and networking skills are required
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and strong leadership skills
- Ability to manage cross-functional teams/initiatives
- Problem solving and decision-making capabilities; strong analytical skills
- Team motivator with a high energy level and diligent work ethic
- Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities
- Excellent written and verbal communications with the ability to share knowledge at appropriate levels of the organization
- The successful candidate will have potential to continue to develop professionally, and assume greater responsibility within and outside the Finance organization.
Education & Experience
- 10+ years of accounting experience with a minimum 3 years of experience working as a Plant Controller or Cost Accounting Manager
- Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance or a business related degree

Keywords: StevenDouglas, Chicago , Plant Controller, Professions , Wheeling, Illinois

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