Robert Half Interim Divisional/Plant Controller in Longview, Texas
Interim Plant/Divisional Controller needed for east Texas client on a contract basis
This will be a 3+ month contract requiring the Interim Plant/Divisional Controller to work onsite.
Interim Divisional/Plant Controller
Responsible for preparing financial statements, internal/external reporting packages. Ensure SOX compliance, internal controls, facilitate audits, and other inquiries
Prepare monthly rolling forecasts for the fiscal year (P& L, Cash) working with functional areas (commercial, purchasing, operations). Explain performance variances and key drivers
Responsible for the integrity of the plant reporting systems, (i.e., receiving, shipping, inventories, labor efficiency, material usage, etc.) so that accurate financial statements that are bridged to budget and forecast can be submitted for each month's business activity by the established deadlines
Coordinate the activities of the plant in the areas of accounting costs and budgets through the review of the operations and the criteria used for developing cost standards and expense budgets to establish an acceptable base for measuring product cost, expense control, and plant performance
Regularly monitors plant performance to targets to track progress, makes modifications as necessary, and accurately forecasts anticipated performance
Ensure proper account distribution for item expenses, inventories, fixed assets, etc.
Facilitate the monthly closing process along with accounting staff to meet reporting requirements and deadlines
Coordinate the taking of annual physical inventory to assure accurate ending inventories balance
Monitor cycle count program for completeness and accuracy
Prepares appropriation requests and the justification of it for capital expenditures to ensure that the funds are being requested in accordance with corporate guidelines
Responsible for conducting monthly financial reviews with plant staff to track performance and forecast improvements
Responsible for ensuring that all financial, and governmental reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner
Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of all balance sheet accounts by ensuring that account reconciliations are completed monthly/quarterly as scheduled
Coordinate all activities, related to year-end audit requirements, SOX compliance, operating plans, forecasts, and outlooks
Monitor and resolve any issues regarding procedures, systems, or cost centers
Delegates accounting function to members of the accounting department and follows up to ensure that attainment of assigned goals
Review and approve all continuous improvement initiative reporting of anticipated and actual results
Directly supervises the accounting staff. The Controller is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems
• Demonstrated broad background in all aspects of accounting, finance, planning and analysis, reporting, sox compliance, and IT systems
• Solid project management and problem-solving capabilities
• Ability to effectively present information to top management and supervision of staff
• Proficiency with MSOffice suite (Advanced Excel)
• CPA preferred
• Experience in IT system knowledge MAPICS & XA
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