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Robert Half Plant Controller (Garland) in Garland, Texas


Robert Half Finance and Accounting is the world's recognized leader in full-time financial staffing, providing excellent opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, credit and collections, data entry, finance, payroll, and taxation. Our relationships with top companies ensure our candidates enjoy competitive pay and challenging assignments with the best career opportunities. Robert Half is a division of Robert Half International, which is included among Fortune magazine's list of "America's Most Admired Companies".

To apply for this role, please send a message to Chris Willhite, CPA on LinkedIn AND email your profile to Chris dot Willhite at RobertHalf (all one word) dot com .

Position Summary:

The Plant Controller ensures all facets of accounting functions are completed accurately and on time. Makes sure the internal controls are adequate to safeguard company assets.

The Plant Controller is also responsible for setting the overall level of manufacturing output (production plan) and other activities to best satisfy the planned level of unit sales (Budget and/or Forecasts), while meeting business objectives of profitability, productivity, and competitive customer lead times.

Essential Functions:

Plant Accounting

Responsible for planning, data collection, control, and reporting of annual plant budget and periodic financial forecasts.

Responsible for the financial control of inventories and manufacturing costs.

Provide management with analysis and interpretation of various manufacturing costs.

Make recommendations regarding inventory valuations and estimating realizable values.

Ensure proper authorization and compliance with company disbursement polices.

Supervision accounts payable, cost and property accounting, and budgetary controls.

Production Planning

Responsible for the analysis of Sales demand with respect to capacity planning and material requirements.

Responsible for the management of inventory levels, schedules and availability of selected items either manufactured or purchased to meet production schedules.

Interface with manufacturing personnel, the Purchasing Department, and the Manufacturing Systems & Production Activity Controls functions, on material status and production planning issues.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree in Accounting,

CMA or CPA preferred

10 + years in Management Accounting

5 years working with Manufacturing Application Software, preferably JD Edwards.

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Experience working in Team-based environment.

Mental Demands:

Capable of handling multiple demands from superiors and subordinates

Work well under pressure.

Ability to balance workflow to handle periodic deadlines

Cope with heavy workload – operate in lean organization/department.

Requirements - CPA or MBA preferred

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Demonstrated ability to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Great attention to detail

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

  • Deep understanding of Balance Sheets

  • Account reconciliation experience preferred

  • Journal entries experience

  • US GAAP experience desired

  • Well-founded grasp of financial reporting

  • Proven knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Sage X3 experience

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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