Plant Controller

Job Description
Job Description

Overall responsibility for the financial control and reporting of the financial position of plant operations. Supervises the Plant accounting staff as may be locally configured. Closely follows the activities of and proofs the reports from accounting personnel at any subsidiaries. May provide input on the performance of various individuals he/she interacts with on a regular basis. This candidate must come from a manufacturing environment.

Required Skills
Specific Responsibilities:

Provides financial leadership, decision support modeling for Plant Management and analysis to determine strategy and tactical responses to emerging business issues in order
to maintain or improve profit target/delivery.

Responsible for closing of monthly accounting records, including approving all journal entries and preparation of the balance sheet reconciliation.

Develops and prepares financial and operational performance measurement and key indicator reports for incorporation into weekly and monthly operations package.

Leads cost avoidance and cost reduction efforts for business unit, reporting weekly savings.

Responsible for product costing and inventory valuation using C&D approved cost accounting techniques.

Verifies validity of inventory transactions in-house and at vendor.

Performs analysis of excess & obsolete inventories on a quarterly basis in accordance with established Corporate practices. Recommends amount of monthly accrual for E&O reserve.

Oversees adherence to accounting policies in assigned site and at any subsidiary companies in consultation with Corporate Finance Teams; team leader for business unit Sarbannes-Oxley compliance.

Provides business unit management with needed financial information, analyses, and recommendations to make important business decisions. Provides leadership on special projects.

Provides analyses of profitability by product line and customer as requested by Plant Manager or Controller.

Develops and implements computerized accounting solutions, as required.

Coordinates the Plant annual budget process as well as monthly and quarterly revenue and profitability forecasting

Manages the Plant accounts payable and cash disbursement process.

Perform other duties as assigned

Bachelors in Accounting

Use of computerized Enterprise Resource Planning packages is required

Ability to drive business operating results.

Strong analytical skills

Extensive knowledge of personal computers, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Excellent Communication skills

Required Experience
12 plus years of experience in a manufacturing organization, CPA a plus

Previous plant controllership experience

Cost Accounting experience required

Previous success in driving business process re-engineering and organizational change


C&D Technologies

Job Code

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