This position will lead the financial function at the manufacturing facility.  The Plant Controller will provide financial analysis for decision making and will educate the leadership team about financial analysis tools. Major responsibilities include developing the plant budget, conducting plant financial operation review meetings, variance analysis, return on investment analysis, generating cost saving ideas, and maintaining cost standards.  The Plant Controller provides financial leadership to the Plant Manager and all plant departments. Due to the dynamic nature of our business, duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.


  • Business partner for site leadership
  • Help leadership understand cost drivers and opportunities to improve profitability
  • Manage and develop Accounting and Finance staff
  • Performance Analysis
  • Conduct monthly plant operation review meetings
  • Review actual vs. budget for labor dollars, labor efficiencies, crewing variances, material usage, and overhead rates
  • Assist departmental managers in developing corrective actions for material, labor, and overhead spending variances including monitoring and reporting of departmental and plant goals
  • Coordinate Capital evaluation with Corporate Financial Analyst—Capital
  • Manage the accuracy and completeness of the Cost files
  • Manage the New Product Initiation process and develop costs for new products


  • Manage the plant budgeting process
  • Conduct departmental interviews to determine plant material, labor, and overhead budget requirements
  •  Prepare Annual Operating Plan and reforecast as needed

Inventory Analysis and Validation

  • Insure inventory procedures are followed to provide confidence that inventory is accurate
  • Manage inventory transaction and inventory variance analyses

Activity Based Costing

  • Develop an overall understanding of the activity based costing model
  • Determine plant reporting needs from activity based costing model


  • 4 year degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5-8 years’ experience in Manufacturing Cost Accounting with 3 years supervisory experience
  • Computer Proficient – MS Office
  • MRP
  • ERP
  • Bar Coding
  • Initiative self-starter
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Leader
  • Assertive
Direct: Plant Accountant (1), Inventory Analyst (2)

Indirect: None


  • Sitting- to complete a task at lower levels
  • Standing- to complete most all tasks
  • Walking
  • Climbing- to get to parts department, when using ladder, on equipment
  • Reaching- to perform activities, to get tools out of toolbox
  • Kneeling- to perform work activities at low levels
  • Crawling- to perform work activities under equipment
  • Squatting
  • Bending/stooping- to pick up tools or parts, to perform work tasks at lower levels or inside a machine
  • Twisting- to perform work activities
  • Pinch- to use tools, to manipulate wires
  • Grasping/handling- using tools, manipulating parts
  • Ability to work with hands and fingers continually without discomfort – telephone & computer

Tagged as: MID LEVEL