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Robert Half Plant Controller in AURORA, Illinois

Description Robert Half Finance & Accounting-Permanent Placement is looking for a Plant Controller for a client in Chicago. The Plant Controller is responsible for the full cycle accounting for the plant facility. Duties include: preparing and maintaining accurate financial records by performing a variety of complex clerical and accounting tasks, applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of financial records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports in order to achieve the financial objectives of the location.

Duties include:

  • Support Regional Controller/Corporate Finance Director and Plant Manager through standardized and consistent reporting.

  • Prepare, review and analyze monthly and quarterly financial reports; identifying areas of concern and making recommendations to resolve.

  • Prepare forecasts as requested.

  • Perform the month end close in a timely manner and inventory and production analysis.

  • Coordination and execution of consistent accounting procedures in accordance with company policies and generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Develop and implement a training program for new accounting employees that provides an extensive introduction to the Systems/Culture/ Processes that currently drive the business.

  • Responsible for staffing, succession planning and identifying synergies between locations that can result in labor savings and cross functional efficiencies for the Region or Location.

  • Act as point of contact with corporate office to manage requests for information and coordinate due dates and provide consistent and accurate information.

  • Work with other facilities, regions, and corporate Accounting/Finance personnel to streamline the month-end, yearly close procedures, payroll, and budgeting process.

  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost or variance analyses and profitability.

  • Participate in management meetings to provide input on costing, expenses, payroll, capital investments and other financial matters related to existing or developing products and customers.

  • Participate in a variety of internal and external audits by providing required financial information and explaining processes, procedures, and data.

  • Follow up and implement any changes to enhance internal controls.

  • Recommend methods, systems, and procedural changes to improve operating efficiency and financial information.

  • Review financial statement detail for reasonableness and identify trends and unusual items.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Successful Plant Controller will have the following:

  • B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related areas of study.

  • Excellent verbal, comprehension, listening and problem-solving skills

  • Detail-oriented, Well-organized

  • 6+ years of experience in accounting/finance environment

(Food processing/manufacturing experience is a plus)

  • Possess strong time management and organizational skills

  • Knowledge of general ledger systems, financial chart of accounts, and corporate procedures

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced, complex environment with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

  • Proficiency in MS office suite with strong Excel knowledge is required.

  • Extensive knowledge of SAP or similar computerized accounting systems.

If interested, please contact Brian Keating at 630-836-7152. Requirements Month End Close, Financial Statement Preparation, Account Reconciliation, SAP, Microsoft Excel

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