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Plant Controller - 1

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Nashville, Arkansas, 71852, United States
Posted:
February 14, 2018
Description:

Plant Controller - 1

Nashville, AR 71852

GENERAL FUNCTION

This position provides the plant and Gypsum finance and administrative staff with operational and financial reports and analyses regarding plant performance and results. This position ensures that Company financial policies and procedures are followed and internal controls area in place. This position makes proactive recommendations for performance and profitability improvements and ensures that proper controls are in place and operating to protect the company’s assets.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Partner with Plant Management

•Active participation in Plant Staff meetings

•Involvement in and support of Plant Review meeting

•Identify and manage process improvement initiatives

•Identify issues and proactively initiate analysis (labor, material usage, spending, etc.)

•Ad hoc analysis and reporting for plant and operations management

•Cost reduction monitoring, reporting, and results auditing (where applicable)

•Support WCM

Month End Closing:

•Inventory verification and control

•Working with the SSC, prepare journal entries

•Analysis of financial results

•Account reconciliations

Month-end analysis and reporting:

•Prepare month end reports

•Prepare manufacturing variance analysis

•Plant Manager Financial Review

Support needs of the Plant Manager, Controller and Operations Management:

•Prepare ad hoc analyses and reporting upon request

•Perform cost and operating variance analysis

•Assist in planning and analysis of other forecasts

Coordinate and assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget

•Analytically review and challenge the budget and all assumptions

•Prepare plant presentation and budget files.

Ensure proper internal controls and compliance with Company policies and procedures

•Coordinate and support annual self-assessment review

•Support ICS audit activities, coordinating plant responses and follow-up.

Other duties such as:

•Periodic forecasts

•Prepare and maintain product standard costing

•Oversee and reconcile inventory cycle counts and annual physical inventory

•Support capital expenditure appropriation request development

•Coordinate and support annual fixed asset desk review, triennial fixed asset audit

PROBLEM SOLVING

This position will need the capacity to meet the needs of a complex, diverse, dynamic and fast paced organization that will pose a wide variety of challenges from a manufacturing level. This position must answer these challenges quickly and accurately, keeping in mind the requirements from IFRS/ USGAAP. Although some challenges have standardized answers, many do not, and require creative thought and strong analytical skills to solve.

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GENERAL FUNCTION

This position provides the plant and Gypsum finance and administrative staff with operational and financial reports and analyses regarding plant performance and results. This position ensures that Company financial policies and procedures are followed and internal controls area in place. This position makes proactive recommendations for performance and profitability improvements and ensures that proper controls are in place and operating to protect the company’s assets.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Partner with Plant Management

•Active participation in Plant Staff meetings

•Involvement in and support of Plant Review meeting

•Identify and manage process improvement initiatives

•Identify issues and proactively initiate analysis (labor, material usage, spending, etc.)

•Ad hoc analysis and reporting for plant and operations management

•Cost reduction monitoring, reporting, and results auditing (where applicable)

•Support WCMcc

Month End Closing:

•Inventory verification and control

•Working with the SSC, prepare journal entries

•Analysis of financial results

•Account reconciliations

Month-end analysis and reporting:

•Prepare month end reports

•Prepare manufacturing variance analysis

•Plant Manager Financial Review

Support needs of the Plant Manager, Controller and Operations Management:

•Prepare ad hoc analyses and reporting upon request

•Perform cost and operating variance analysis

•Assist in planning and analysis of other forecasts

Coordinate and assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget

•Analytically review and challenge the budget and all assumptions

•Prepare plant presentation and budget files.

Ensure proper internal controls and compliance with Company policies and procedures

•Coordinate and support annual self-assessment review

•Support ICS audit activities, coordinating plant responses and follow-up.

Other duties such as:

•Periodic forecasts

•Prepare and maintain product standard costing

•Oversee and reconcile inventory cycle counts and annual physical inventory

•Support capital expenditure appropriation request development

•Coordinate and support annual fixed asset desk review, triennial fixed asset audit

PROBLEM SOLVING

This position will need the capacity to meet the needs of a complex, diverse, dynamic and fast paced organization that will pose a wide variety of challenges from a manufacturing level. This position must answer these challenges quickly and accurately, keeping in mind the requirements from IFRS/ USGAAP. Although some challenges have standardized answers, many do not, and require creative thought and strong analytical skills to solve. Typically, these questions concern inventory valuation, operational variances, etc.

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

1. Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance.

2. CPA, CMA or MBA preferable or equivalent, complementary work experience

3. 7 years of experience needed.

4. Functional Implementation experience

5. SAP Ecco 6.0 experience

6. Minimum 8 years of progressive cost accounting and analysis experience with a major manufacturing organization.A strong emphasis should be put on knowledge of management accounting, cost and inventory accounting, and IFRS

7. Strong analytical skills are required to quickly grasp issues impacting the plant’s financial results

8. Strong IT aptitude to deliver effective reporting (paperless web-enabled environment), utilize business warehouse tools and MS Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentations

9. Capable of leading a process team and able to define clear vision, goals, and service standards

10. Ability to manage projects, work independently, and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of the location

11. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across plant and functional organizations.

12. Demonstrated client service orientation

13. Present Salary?

14. Salary Expectation?

15. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.