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Plant Controller

By April 20, 2022December 1st, 2022No Comments

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Job Summary

This position reports directly to the Sr. Finance Director of North America and will work closely with the Plant Manager to develop financial management strategy and contribute to the continued development of the organization’s strategic goals. You will take a direct role and oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization

We are looking for a financial controller that will work with both Operations and Sales to improve profitability and business performance. You will identify process improvement opportunities and partner with local management to ensure improvements and solutions are implemented.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure credibility by providing timely and accurate financial statements, analysis of budgets, and financial trends, and working with the sales and operations teams on forecasting.

  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, the introduction of new programs/strategies, and regulatory interaction.

  • Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and implementing cost savings initiatives (GOWIN, PPV) and process improvements to support continuous improvement of Operations and improve the financial performance of the site.

  • Partner with business leaders to develop and report out on key financial metrics during monthly operational reviews with the executive team.

  • Manages staff for accounting and record-keeping functions and ensures timeliness of plant performance, i.e., monthly closings, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Inventory, etc.

  • Performs or assists in administrative functions for the company including insurance, banking, cash management, taxes (payroll, property, sales, income), 401K plans, etc.

  • Manage assets, revenue chain, credit & collections, and cash.

  • Identify and pursue opportunities for reducing working capital.

  • Maintain a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism to Corporate.

  • Ensure that effective internal controls are adhered to comply with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws for financial and tax reporting.

  • Oversees preparation of budgets and manages all records and accounts for periodic annual audits.

  • Review spending requests for capital expenditures, research and development projects, and major expense projects and provide financial guidance on plant investments.

  • Develop cost and pricing rate structure for government bids.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. (CPA and/or MBA preferred)

  • 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in leadership roles in Accounting/Finance Departments.

  • Larger ERP systems accounting experience (Oracle Cloud experience preferred).

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel, including pivot tables, formulas, and advanced Excel skills.