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Robert Half Plant Controller in Memphis, Tennessee


We are working with a large manufacturer who is in need of a Plant Controller to join their dynamic team:

Role Purpose:

Oversee financial operations at the plant level, providing critical operational and financial data to management while ensuring compliance. The ideal candidate will offer valuable financial guidance to operations in the planning and execution of business objectives and targets, playing a pivotal role in the plant's overall financial success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the annual operating budget, IBP process, forecasts, and strategic plans within the stipulated deadlines.

  • Offer financial counsel to plant and senior leadership regarding operational strategies and cost control measures.

  • Oversee the recruitment, training, and development of plant direct reports, fostering an environment conducive to individual career growth.

  • Spearhead ad-hoc projects as necessitated by business initiatives such as exploring new business opportunities.

  • Keep the Risk Management Contingency Plan updated.

  • Ensure the month-end close process is accurate and timely.

  • Prepare and track all plant capital project information.

  • Ensure daily and weekly operational controls align with Plant Management needs.

  • Actively engage with Plant Management in identifying cost reduction opportunities.

  • Analyze and document all significant variances from established standards, providing recommendations as necessary.

  • Conduct monthly balance sheet account analysis and reconciliation to sub-ledgers.

  • Participate in year-end audits.

  • Establish and maintain an internal controls system.

  • Verify the completeness and accuracy of production transactions.

  • Ensure payroll and accounts payable are processed within established guidelines.

  • Participate in the development of Capex.

  • Maintain financial and administrative functions in accordance with group policy and accounting standards.

  • Conduct fixed asset counts and manage department expenses to stay within budget.

  • Ensure financial records are maintained in line with regulatory agency standards.

  • Comply with HR policies and procedures and relevant employment laws.

  • Ensure safety policies and training programs are in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.

  • Respond to internal inquiries promptly.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; MBA or CPA preferred.

  • [7] years of experience in a similar role within the manufacturing or related industry.

  • Strong understanding of financial reporting and analysis.

  • Proficiency in financial software applications and MS Office Suite.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with various teams.

  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements and compliance standards.

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.

  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

    Requirements Manufacturing Cost Accounting, Cost Accounting, 10 - Key Accounting, Cycle Count, Perform Cycle Count, AS400, Excel Formulas, Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, Month End Close, Business process improvement, Continuous Improvement Culture, Continuous Process Improvement

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