Manufacturing Plant Controller

Reference Number: 534
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Manufacturing Plant Controller, Columbia, SC- 534 Job Summary: The company is managed using Lean Manufacturing/Self-directed work team principles. Reporting directly to the VP of Finance Corporate location and indirectly to the Operations Manager at the plant, the Plant Controller will provide strategic financial support for the factory operations. Job Responsibilities: Direct reports include a senior cost accountant and a general accountant. The Plant Controller is a key member of the management team and is the owner of continuous plant financial analysis using facts, data and financial analysis tools to ensure plant profitability is constantly being maximized. This includes reducing manufacturing costs and maximizing product financial returns. This position is the “financial eyes and ears” of the factory working closely with the Operations Management team to understand, analyze and challenge the operations from a financial perspective. Responsible to ensure adequate financial controls are in place for all plant financial reporting including inventories and fixed assets. Responsible for extracting plant shop floor data to ensure manufacturing variances are understood and actionable based on the collection and analysis of data. Responsible for accurate product costing and to ensure accurate valuation of inventories. Responsible for all monthly manufacturing variance forecasting and reporting and the annual budget preparation. Responsible for analyzing all plant capital spending requests to ensure accurate financial analysis and appropriate expenditure of funds. Responsible for plant onsite coordination of all plant audits. Job Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in manufacturing accounting with a recognized best in class company. Must have experience working with a multi-product manufacturing standard product costing system and MRP system of which is driven by multi-product product bills of material. Must have strong accounting skills including a good understanding of IFRS accounting guidelines. Must have experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment and possess lean skills/techniques and training. Must have strong command of IT systems, database skills a must. Must have a command of the multidimensional reporting tools on hand to retrieve, analyze and interpret relevant financial data for the plant. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is available now! Submit your resume for thorough consideration. If you meet the criteria above, you will be contacted for a confidential interview.
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