Plant Controller

Published May 30th, 2024

SALARY- 120,000.00 
BONUS- 10%

The Plant Controller is responsible for directing the financial management, business planning and accounting activities of a plant. The Plant Controller normally supervises the plant payroll, payables, receivables, management and financial reporting. The Plant Controller is involved in developing short and long term plans and forecasts based on business goals; providing financial and operational analysis of results; and providing financial and operational alternative recommendations to improve plant results.


Direct the accounting and financial affairs of the plant and provide guidance for management decisions including financial statements accuracy, the timely and accurate completion of transaction processing activities, payments are properly supported and authorized, plant internal control compliance, adequate safeguards are in place where possible based on risk to properly protect assets, credit policies are followed and customer collections are made, and effective disclosure practices are in place and being followed.

Ensure that plant maintains compliance with federal, state, and local laws. 

Conduct month/year-end closings and ensure that financial transactions are processed properly.

Coordinate and direct the preparation of budget and financial reports and forecasts.

Maintain system of accounts and document balances through complete and timely account reconciliations.

Prepare internal reports, revise and up-date reports for Management decision making. Analyze and report variances.

Make recommendations to plant management aimed at improving the short and long-term results of the plant.

Review financial position and key control issues with plant management on a quarterly basis.

Work with internal audit on all control based work and ensure all internal audit findings are corrected

Manage the profit forecasting, annual budgeting and month-end closing processes for the plants. Prepare financial analysis and scenarios as requested.

Manage the capital expenditure process including working with plant management on analysis of significant projects and ensuring that project’s financials are prepared properly prior to Board of Director submittal. Ensure plant accountants have detailed capital expenditure tracking in place for all projects.

Provide guidance, training, and operating documentation to accounting staff as well as other staff that engage in accounting activities.

Conduct succession planning activities within the plant.

Understands and follows policies and procedures of the company, shares information that would benefit other members of the team and finds ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.


Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance.

8+ years’ experience in the accounting function with a solid understanding of all the major areas of accounting.

5+ yrs. experience in manufacturing setting with 1 -2 years as Plant Accountant (or similar experience) with an overall understanding of plant operations.

Solid understanding and working knowledge of standard financial/accounting procedures, GAAP concepts and principles, accounting procedures and internal controls.

Solid analytical and mathematical skills.

Working knowledge of general ledger financial systems and inventory management.

Must be able to analyze a multitude of issues and effectively communicate findings.

Strong interpersonal skills to effectively lead and communicate with business management.

Ability to plan and manage numerous projects and areas concurrently.

Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel and accounting software.

Strong leadership, problem solving and training skills to shape and lead team by example and create enthusiasm.

Must be able to travel as necessary and authorized to work in the U.S.

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