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Robert Half Director of Plant Finance in Carmel, Indiana


Robert Half’s manufacturing client is a dynamic and rapidly growing leader in their industry. With a commitment to innovation and sustainable practices, they set themselves apart from the competition. For this exciting opportunity we are looking for an experienced and driven Director of Finance to lead all financial activities for their Indianapolis manufacturing. This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continued growth and success of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Financial Leadership:

  • Direct and lead all financial and accounting activities, actively contributing to the achievement of the company’s significant growth objectives.

  • Automation and Reporting:

  • Develop and automate reporting on key metrics and business drivers, enhancing decision-making processes.

  • Cost Control and Process Improvement:

  • Spearhead manufacturing cost control and process improvement initiatives, including the automation and streamlining of manufacturing systems, transactions, and data access/reporting.

  • Financial Accounting Processes:

  • Oversee manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing financial accounting processes and controls, ensuring GL management & close, inventory control, and fixed assets management.

  • Standard Costing:

  • Manage the standard cost system and relevant data for effective variance reporting, analysis, and production planning. Oversee bills of material, item master, and product costing.

  • Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Drive activity-based budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, providing insights for informed decision-making.


  • Education and Certification:

  • Degree in Accounting/Finance. Continued education and certification are desirable.

  • Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an equivalent position at a manufacturing plant.

  • Floor Presence:

  • Proven ability to measure, report, and drive change with an active presence on the manufacturing floor.

  • ERP Expertise:

  • Deep experience and skills with ERP systems, in both financial and manufacturing modules.

  • Automation Experience:

  • Experience in the implementation and automation of transactions, processes, and data access within manufacturing systems.

  • Technical Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft PC applications (Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Leadership and Relationship Building:

  • Ability to exercise independent initiative, utilize judgment consistent with a leadership role, and establish effective working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, and other company employees.

Join us in shaping the future of manufacturing finance and accounting. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving financial success in a manufacturing setting, we invite you to apply.

Requirements SYSPRO, Microsoft Excel, Cost Control, Manufacturing Cost Accounting, Cost Accounting, CapEx, Capital Assets, Fixed Asset Accounting, Annual Physical Inventory, Asset Inventory, Inventory Controls, KPI Reporting, Process Improvement, Continuous Process Improvement, Product Costing, Activity Based Costing, Activity Based Costing (ABC), Budgeting, Budgeting - Forecasting, Production Planning

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