Plant Controller

Job Description
Job Summary:
Manage all aspects of the accounting function, including general ledger, accounts receivable and payable functions, manufacturing and product costing and bank reconciliations. Responsible for analyzing complex company financial performance to plan and prepare financial packages, budgets, plan forecasts and actuals based on the analysis. Ensure compliance with GAAP and company policies and procedures. This position manages complex and confidential company financial records and operates with significant discretion and autonomy. Position also directly supervises the manufacturing accountant and accounting clerk.
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for all accounting functions including capital investment planning, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, general ledger, bank reconciliations, payroll processing, according to established policies and procedures
Responsible for the financial close and monthly financial reporting package as well as other periodic financial reports
Prepare periodic financial reporting for Business Unit Review (BUR), operations and capital budgets or other ad hoc analyses or special projects
Perform complex financial analysis and providing recommendations in support of new products, services and operational processes
Develop financial performas in support of new products, services, and plant equipment capital expenditures
Collaborate with Quality Assurance and Supply Chain management to prepare actual to standard cost analyses that identify cost savings, costing materials and product costs that result in competitive pricing and sales opportunities
Support and utilize Material Resource Planning (MRP) and QAD applications to help the company monitor performance
Supervise the payroll processing functions
Manage the accounting staff for coaching, performance and job direction
Ensure compliance with all accounting practices under GAAP and company policies and procedures
Supplemental Job Functions:
Actively participate in cross company financial leadership meetings
Communicates with other departments and companies as needed.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or business related degree
Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively increasing accounting or finance experience including budgets, general ledger, bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, capital investment planning, taxation and business law
Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP
Demonstrated experience in complex financial analysis, reporting and budgeting forecasting
Minimum of one (1) year in a formal supervisory position, performing the full scope of supervisory responsibilities (coaching, mentoring, performance management, etc)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software with expertise in Excel and Access
Previous experience with MRP/ERP applications, preferably QAD
Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple time-sensitive priorities with a results oriented approach
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
CPA/CPM certification
Working knowledge of QAD ERP system.
Working Conditions:
Normal office environment; periodic exposure to warehouse conditions (variance in temperature, noise, etc.)

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