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Robert Half Operations (Plant) Controller in NAPERVILLE, Illinois

Description Robert Half is looking for a Plant Controller (Operations Controller) to work for one of our premier multi-billion-dollar clients in Chicago.

The Plant Controller will be responsible for the monthly closing, ad hoc reporting; monthly forecasts; annual budgets including preparation of cost accounting analysis; maintenance of strong internal financial controls, including maintaining compliance with SOX requirements; and driving strong performance management across manufacturing.

A strong candidate for the Plant Controller will be able to successfully support building a TPM Loss reduction culture that drives $ accountability and ownership to the lowest levels of the organization; Capital management identifying savings opportunities and return on investment, improve financial processes through automation and redesign, and be a true partner to the Supply Chain teams at the plants and at the corporate location. This person will drive great collaboration across functions, supply chain network and divisions to deliver great results.

Main Responsibilities:

The Plant Controller manages all accounting procedures related to month end close process, such us accruals, journal entry preparation, variance analysis. Provides operational support with capital equipment authorization, asset management and inventory control (cycle count process). Prepares monthly plant forecast.

Assures policies are being followed in accordance with SOX, GAAP and Corporate Policy

Recommends improvements and helps guide the plant / supply chain through change while positively influencing others.

Prepares and analyzes financial reports including providing financial information for all plant departments.

Engages operation team during audit function to assure policies are being followed; recommends improvements and drive changes.

Participates in the annual budget process, calculates and updates plant overhead rates and ensures overall integrity of plant budget.

Financial representative on TPM projects

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business

5+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting, 2-3+ plant controller/cost in manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

MBA, CPA, CMA and Green or Black Belt designation.

Demonstrated ability to lead/drive financial performance.

TPM/Lean/Six Sigma knowledge.

Solid understanding of accounting concepts and practices.

Demonstrated history of process improvement and critical thinking.

Strong numerical aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and SAP.

Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines.

Skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing. Requirements Month End Close, Variance Analysis, Prepare Annual Budgets, SAP, Forecast Activities

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