Plant Controller

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00020425
Date Posted:Apr 23
Category:1 - Accounting & Finance
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Our client, a leading global manufacturing company is seeking a Plant Controller for their Evansville, IN location.


  • Prepare daily financial snapshot report. Prepare key metrics report for weekly call with Operations VP and CFO.
  • Prepare a detailed monthly forecast and review with senior plant staff.
  • Provide timely financial data including recommendations to aid the Plant Manager in managing the business to achieve planned profitability targets.
  • Ensure month-end closing is completed on time and accurately (financial statements clearly reflect all activities for the month including booking accruals). Attach adequate backup for all journal entries and maintain account reconciliations.
  • Analyze financial performance vs. budget and forecast; provide explanations for large variances.
  • Lead role during the annual budget process. Coordinates with all levels of management to gather, analyze and then prepare detailed financial statements, capital forecasts and P&L bridges.
  • Score keeper for cost reduction efforts. Quantify actual savings, provide estimates for future projects and prepare monthly report comparing savings vs. plan.
  • Leadership role in all standard costing activities; annual process of updating labor and OH rates, audit BOM’s and routers to ensure changes are made on a timely basis and standards accurately reflect cost to manufacture products.
  • Evaluate profitability of existing business. Possess a good understanding of variable and fixed costs to determine profitability by part, product group or customer.
  • Major involvement in the physical inventory process. Ability to work with Materials and Production departments to improve inventory reporting accuracy.
  • Experience developing ad hoc analyses; make vs. buy and profitability of new business (IRR, NPV, and Payback).
  • Support plant leadership team in generating and/or quantifying cost savings ideas.
  • Insure compliance with all corporate accounting policies and procedures.


  • 4 year degree in accounting or finance; CPA, CMA or MBA a plus but not required.
  • Minimum of 5 years as an Assistant Controller or Cost Accountant in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong standard costing background; product costing experience a plus.
  • Good understanding of US GAAP.
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience working with ERP systems; using Plex software a plus

How to Apply:

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