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Plant Controller

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Browntown, WI

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Direct Hire/ Placements

Job Description

Job Summary:  This role requires a seasoned professional to oversee the accounting and finance operations (including P&L responsibility) of a manufacturing facility. The position relies on extensive experience and sound judgment to effectively plan and achieve goals, handling intricate tasks along the way. As a manager, this individual will be responsible for overseeing the plant accounting department. 

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:
  • Effectively manage and lead the accounting and/or finance department in assigned location(s). This includes responsibilities such as personnel management, including hiring, setting targets, conducting performance reviews, and fostering professional development.
  • Approve expenses, expense reports, and appropriation requests, while also developing and monitoring the budget within the area of responsibility.
  • Generate or authorize monthly, quarterly, and annual P&L reports, ensuring the accuracy of financial data recording.
  • Prepare and review weekly and monthly financial results, establishing both short-term and long-term forecasts.
  • Collaborate with the location or Operations Manager to develop the annual business plan, encompassing departmental budgets, goals, and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain standard cost information for each manufactured or sold product, including work centers and machine rates. Conduct audits of bills of material, routings, and standard costing, while establishing machine overhead and labor rates.
  • Manage fixed assets and monitor capital and major expense projects. Additionally, support inventory management through physical inventories and cycle counting.
  • Participate in the development of accounting/finance policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with established policies.
  • Take responsibility for local tax filings, including property tax, sales tax, and other applicable filings.
Job Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business is a mandatory requirement for this position.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in plant accounting and/or finance is essential, preferably within the automotive industry, showcasing progressive growth in responsibilities and knowledge. Familiarity with and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and procedures is necessary.
  • Holding a CPA or CMA certification is desirable.
  • Previous experience in a managerial or supervisory role is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment are demonstrated.
  • Proficiency in various Windows applications is expected, including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.


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