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Robert Half International Controller in LEESPORT, Pennsylvania


Northern Berks County employer is seeking a Plant Controller to join their team. The Plant Controller will serve as a team partner to facility management by providing support along with appropriate financial analysis to assure sound business decisions toward achieving the goals and values of the facility. This position will follow through on financial commitments.

The Plant Controller will perform standard cost accounting functions of protection of assets and accurate reporting of the location’s financial status. This position will seek to understand “why” something works the way it does through study and improvement

This section describes the primary /essential responsibilities that this job performs.

  1. Provide effective and accurate financial analysis tools to the operations management group; followup with the group to identify and implement process improvement projects and cost reduction initiatives.

  2. Utilize tools such as Miscellaneous Inventory Transactions, labor variance tracking and budget vs. actual reporting to ensure that bill of materials, labor routings and International Financial Management (IFM) account classifications are maintained and accurate at all times.

  3. Collaborate with Operations Management to analyze, determine, and implement process changes to meet or exceed budgeted goals.

  4. Review of inventory balances and implement steps to ensure perpetual inventories are aligned with the financial reporting system.

  5. As the Company’s financial representative for their assigned facility, meet with utility companies and other local vendors to review other possible contractual situations to negotiate best possible rate.

  6. Understand and assist with questions related to incentive pay as well as other local finance-related questions.

  7. Collaborate with local management as needed to identify and properly submit Authorization For Expenditure (AFE) for things such as new equipment and machinery as well as make vs. buy decisions and temporary labor vs. permanent hire.

  8. Participate in budget process including development of the budget, and regular follow-up with management.

  9. Partner with Operations management to identify and develop process improvement objectives which includes Vision Tracker and X to Y project identification.

  10. Make employment decisions and/or recommendations on hiring, improvement plans, transfers, promotions, corrective actions, terminations, pay adjustments, etc.

  11. Coordinate and manage the work of employees by directing members of the team to meet the area’s goals. Audit regularly to ensure standard operating procedures are being adhered to.

If interested in this or similar positions, please send a Word version of your resume to Ned Kauffman through Linkedin.


• Cost Accounting and General Accounting

• Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting

• 5 plus years of related experience

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