Plant Controller - Pratt

Prattville, AL, US

The Plant Controller has a team that consists of some combination of Cost Accountants, Financial Accountants, Production Clerks, and Plant Buyers. The Plant Controller is responsible for providing comprehensive financial leadership to the plant. The Plant Controller functions as the leading accounting professional in the plant and is responsible for the accurate reporting of results and maintenance of the company’s assets, through balance sheet integrity and providing a rigorous control environment. The plant controller also serves as the business partner to the Plant Manager to focus largely on providing financial and operational leadership and improvements, including identifying and driving cost reductions. 

Position Responsibilities

Accountable for ensuring balance sheet integrity, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and fostering a strong control environment in the plant by:

  • Managing a complete and thorough month end close process
  • Ensuring full compliance and improvement to site Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Being a strong example of integrity and ‘Doing the Right Thing’
  • Noting and appropriately mitigating business risks
  • Proactively seeking and improving any deficiencies
  • Set the proper routines to ensure proper controls

 

Functions as a business partner with the Plant Manager to effectively manage and control all facets of the plant’s efficiency and productivity by:

  • Framing financial and operational issues in a complete business case format and positively contributing to the strategic direction in the plant;
  • Driving negotiations with key vendors either directly or via partnering with procurement;
  • Leading and/or participating in presentations to plant employees, plant management,
  • Managing multiple manufacturing production lines;
  • Accepting responsibility for plant accounting operations as well as financial and operations management
  • Adhering to sound internal control processes.

 

Manages others by providing ongoing development, mentoring, and strong learning experiences by: 

  • Overseeing a team of four to six employees;
  • Providing effective leadership to staff, direct reports, and others in the Company to improve their performance and directing their career development;
  • Developing and training Plant Accountants for progression into greater roles;
  • Training and developing line staff to ensure that their work is progressing as desired in the areas of proper collection, calculation, and reporting of cost, production, inventory, and other financial information; and
  • Managing plant performance on improvement goals and KPI’s;

 

Provides operational financial reporting, financial analysis and manufacturing cost analysis by: 

  • Driving operational improvements, including development, implementation, and maintenance;
  • Preparing, coordinating, and processing financial forecasting and planning requirements;
  • Monitoring financial performance to identify and drive cost reductions;
  • Serving as project manager on cost reduction initiatives, working cross functionally with engineers, procurement, and plant operators to drive cost reductions;
  • Preparing and managing actual, forecast, and budget scenarios throughout the course of the year;
  • Analyzing and interpreting plant operation results, evaluating variances, and assessing the effects on the plant’s operations;
  • Performing month-end closing, reporting, and plant financial statement analyses;
  • Providing daily, weekly and monthly reports for plant and corporate management;
  • Providing management with the strategic tools and reports to drive business results;

 

 

 

 

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field (CPA/ MBA preferred).
  • 8 or more years of cost accounting/operations experience.
  • 5 or more years of leadership/management experience.
  • ERP systems software (SAP preferred).

 

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Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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