Goshen, Indiana
May 12, 2024
May 19, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
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Organization Type
Controller - Manufacturing

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Salary: $100,000 - $150,000 per year

A bit about us:

Our client is a global mobility systems supplier specializing in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of solutions that drive the evolution of mobility.

Why join us?

Culture that supports teamwork to deliver results.
10% annual bonus
Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.
Learning and development opportunities.
401(k) program with 4% company match

Job Details

Position Description:

Responsible for budget (plan)/trend forecast and provide explanation of significant variances, including analysis of actual vs. budget (plan) or forecast. Focus on month-end results/reporting but most importantly strategic planning to ensure the business is growing the business profitability. A strong link between the plant's business plan and forecast vs. actual results in order to quickly identify problem areas. Accurate analysis/recommendations in a timely manner (i.e. - scrap, labor & overhead cost) for various meetings or ad hoc requests.

The Plant Controller position will lead the financial processes of the month-end close, cost variance reconciliations, inventory reconciliations, general ledger entries (as required), standard cost reconciliations , changes in Fixed Assets (ensure control and integrity of company assets) and forecast adjustments to budget. Held responsible to ensure all plant accounting activities comply with GAAP, polices, and sound business practices.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Coordinating & preparing internal financial reporting (i.e. - weekly pulse checks, monthly performance presentations, etc.).
Support plant management with basic training to retrieve cost data out of the system; moreover, providing support to corporate (Group Controller) with the annual standard cost development of plant rates (labor & overhead cost).
Proactively interact with supervisors, plant management team as well as senior management to ensure all parties have a clear and accurate picture of the plant's overall financial performance. An advisor/mentor on accounting/finance to plant leadership aiding the decision-making process.
Support CI initiatives (participation in Kaizens & A3 problem solving events), ensuring projects are defined with clear financial objectives & results are tracked and reported accordingly.
Team lead with the development of the annual plant business plans rolled up to the Group Controller level.
Co-manage along with the project manager the capital process & provide guidance/assistance preparing AR's.
Proactively researching issues - anticipating opportunities and providing answers & insight to key questions before they are asked.
Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement, and implementing new processes.
Evaluate plant accounting & internal control systems (review of corporate policies, purchasing authorities, etc. to ensure alignment with SOX).
Operational reporting & analysis (explanation of scrap, labor & overhead cost)
Creation of forward-looking financial models and "what if" modeling capabilities Review/Forecasting the trends, cost/benefit, margin impact (make vs. buy, etc.) enhancing the decision making process.
Accounting for Plant Research & Development costs.
Hiring, Training and Retaining competent accounting & finance staff as required.
Coordinating & supporting Internal & External auditors of plant accounts.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Role will oversee plant cost accountant


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (Accounting/Finance) from four year college or university; or Master' degree or 8 to 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a manufacturing environment.

Skills And Abilities

Experience in manufacturing accounting roles with a focus on cost accounting.
Experience in manufacturing planning & budgeting roles.
Solid verbal & written communication, analytical & leadership skills.
Strong fundamental "know-how" in accounting/finance/business related topics.
Ability to understand all changes in manufacturing strategy and provide insight & commentary.
Execution oriented and rigorous in meeting performance commitments.
Strong manufacturing background in quantitative analyses & ability to solve complex problems.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

CPA Or CMA Preferred

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