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Posted: Fri Jan 26 2024

Plant Controller

Whately, Massachusetts

Direct Hire

Title: Plant Controller
Location: Whately, MA
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8-5, In Office
Salary: $125,000-$135,000
Bonus: 15% annual
Benefits: Medical (80% covered), Dental, Vision, 401(k) w/ 4% match, 3 weeks PTO, Paid Holidays

What You’ll Be Doing:
The Plant Controller serves as the finance business partner for the Plant Management team. This individual will be responsible for the accounting-related processes at the plant in support of budgeting, product costing, capital spending, and productivity. Ensures the plant leadership team understands the impact of operating performance on financial results, drives a culture of continually improving both operating performance and financial processes while building and maintaining strong relationships with the plant leadership team.  Committed to working in a team-oriented environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all plant accounting activities
  • Analyze significant operating variances on a monthly basis and provide commentary on key drivers.
  • Develop and/or maintain key reporting tools to help inform Plant Management on trends and drivers to assist them in meeting financial commitments.
  • Developed processes to improve internal controls, improve operational efficiency with the Finance organization as well as driving manufacturing operations improvements.
  • Oversee the annual budgeting and forecasting process for the site.
  • Supported plant management with timely and detailed information to monitor and correct operational performance against forecast and plan targets.
  • Own the annual standard cost update process as well as drive improvements in the standard costing process.
  • Work with Inventory Control group to review cycle count adjustments; ensure root cause has been identified and corrected.
  • Analyze capital spending projects within overall Supply Chain; support cost/benefit analysis by calculating ROI/NPV and maintaining the capital budget.
  • Provide cost estimates to support new product initiatives as necessary; review and approve costing on all new SKU’s, raw materials and purchased finished goods.
  • Provide finance support for Value Analysis/Value Engineering and Lean Manufacturing initiatives, including analyzing and reporting potential/actual savings from actions.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis as necessary enabling team to understand expected financial impact of proposals.
  • Manage month-end closing and prepare monthly financial statements and other operational reports for site.
  • Manage and develop two direct reports.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement.

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting; significant accounting coursework required.
  • 5+ years finance experience
  • Proven record of success as a strategically oriented financial manager with knowledge of supply chain finance
  • Strong analytical and proven statistical knowledge and experience required.
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Experience in handling multiple concurrent tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent systems skill, including MS Office, especially Excel, as well as ERP system experience like Oracle & SAP (Preferably).

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