Plant Contoller

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00020352
Date Posted:Apr 13
Category:1 - Accounting & Finance
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Our client is looking for a Plant Controller located in Western MI area. This is a great opportunity with a rapidly growing company.


The Controller will maintain an adequate system of accounting records, financial report and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller will be responsible for all accounting, month-end reporting and financial analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

General Accounting/Reporting responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly account analysis and reconciliation for balance sheet accounts
  • Balance intercompany accounts at month end
  • Complete monthly cut-off procedures including accruals and other month-end close journal entries
  • Review and evaluate transactions including daily reconciliation and recording of cash transactions
  • Analyze general ledger accounts for accuracy and provide solutions to errors
  • Reconcile fixed asset records monthly including additions and disposal activity
  • Perform month-end close procedures in accordance with the established reporting timeline
  • Lead the monthly financial and operating review process by preparing presentation materials, providing detailed explanations for budget to actual variances/fluctuations, and providing thoughtful insight and recommendations to plant and company leadership
  • Drive the annual budget process, working closely with plant departments to develop a robust, supportable budget

Additional responsibilities:

  • Report weekly KPIs through coordination with various departments within the company
  • Analyze labor and overhead allocations, review and update manufacturing absorption
  • Review scrap, supplier and customer adjustments
  • Track costs for customer owned tooling projects, capital projects and other projects
  • Prepare analysis as requested by management
  • Monthly analysis of manufacturing department cost
  • Support the annual financial statement audit
  • Coordinate the year-end inventory observation
  • Develop and implement process improvement initiatives to increase accuracy and efficiency
  • Assist with special projects and ad hoc analysis as requested

Experience /Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Experience with ERP’s; Plex experience a plus
  • At least 3 years of progressive accounting experience in the manufacturing industry with a strong understanding of GAAP
  • Standard costing and/or project costing knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and resolve issues accurately and timely
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint