The Plant Controller is responsible for management, design, and maintenance of the financial reporting processes in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: General Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable/Credit & Collections and support of the payroll functions. This position supports the Human Resources function as related to accounting and finance (such as payroll taxes, audits, etc.).
Demonstrates Company values and shares the organizational commitment to ensuring quality products and processes.
Performs as strategic management partner with the plant and senior management team members.
Provides direction, planning, and implementation of policies, objectives, and activities to ensure compliance, continuing operations, business growth, and increased productivity across the organization.
Manages Accounting and Finance activities including, but not limited to:
Oversight and administration of financial reporting functions including accurate and timely submission of periodic financial statements and supporting schedules.
Review and maintenance of an orderly system of controls, ensuring compliance with the established key controls.
Maintenance of general ledger including preparing, reviewing and posting journal entries, review of balance sheet accounts for accuracy throughout the month, and timely and accurately supported balance sheet reconciliations.
Management of all audit work, internal and external, annually and quarterly.
Financial planning and analysis functions, including preparation of the annual plan and regular forecast updates, monitoring actual spend to plan, monitoring corporate and internal financial metrics, and ad-hoc financial analysis
Proper revenue recognition to ASC 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Cost accounting in a standard cost system including material, labor and overhead rate analysis and maintenance; at least annual cost roll; job costing and analysis; capitalized variance calculation; inventory control, physical inventory and cycle count processes.
Oversight of Accounts Payable functions including matching of purchase orders, receiving slips, and invoices, processing and approving payments.
Oversight of Accounts Receivable, Credit and Collections functions including forecasting and reporting on Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), ensuring appropriate follow-up and collection of past due accounts, and periodic auditing of sales orders for key attributes.
Administration of capital expense budget and annual spend including proper recording of CIP to in-service transactions and fixed asset inventory control.
Calculation and filing applicable sales and use tax returns.
Reviewing payroll records for accuracy and record to GL.
Coordination of records, including oversight of storage, management and disposal of records for the records retention matrices.
Administration of corporate travel and business expense function to process expense reports through to GL and payroll.
Participates and/or leads activities related to continuous improvement of the ERP and other electronic data systems to ensure timely and accurate data.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting with a background in standard costing and management of the accounting functions within a publicly traded manufacturing environment.
At least 3 years of experience managing a small staff
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science degree in Finance or Accounting required. MBA, CPA or CMA certification preferred.
Strong collaboration and team work skills, working in a cross-functional environment
Continuous improvement orientation and ability to influence, generate and implement positive change.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws.
Strong knowledge of ERP and other electronic accounting systems (Epicor preferred).
Proficient in Microsoft office applications, especially Excel.