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Robert Half Plant Controller in Tallahassee, Florida


Tallahassee based Manufacturing facility is looking for an experienced Plant Controller. The ideal candidate MUST have prior experience working in a manufacturing environment with a concentration in Cost Accounting. You will be directing financial activities of the Plant and reporting directly to the CFO.

  1. Establishes, or recommends to management, major economic objectives and policies for company.

  2. Work in tandem with plant management to prepare the annual plant budget, plant forecasts, mid-month reports and monthly financial reporting packages which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings, based on past, present and expected operations.

  3. Directs preparations of payroll and accounts payable.

  4. Responsible for tracking capital projects (including spend vs plan), capitalization of the fixed assets, recording FA dispositions, determination of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets.

  5. Advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax code revisions.

  6. Responsible for on-site representation/preparation for audits of the company’s financial statements.

  7. Prepares reports for regulatory agencies.

  8. Plans and interfaces with Chief Financial Officer, Plant Manager, Operations Controller, Manufacturing Personnel, and staff functions.

  9. Administers the hiring, training and employee development of Plant Accounting personnel.

  10. Review & approval of all wire requests including support documents, preparation of all close JE's, maintenance of the standard cost system.


  11. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Business or Accounting from four year college or university; and five years related experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  12. Minimum five years experience in a manufacturing environment with concentration in Cost Accounting, General Accounting and Auditing and Data Processing.

  13. Computer Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

  14. Technical skills in account reconciliation and cost analysis.

  15. Ability to plan and organize multiple projects.

  16. Strong Managerial skills with ability to interface with internal and external customers, and senior management.

  17. Display independent judgment and initiative

  18. Excellent analytical and general business skills.

  19. Demonstrated leadership skills.

  20. Good presentation skills, both oral and written.

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