Our Client employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.
About the Position
As Plant Controller for our Danville, VA location, you will function as a trusted advisor and a member of the leadership team responsible for the accounting, plant financial results and internal controls for the plant. This includes assisting in the monthly financial statement close and plant financial reporting, while maintaining effective internal controls in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and company policy. This position must coordinate with Centralized Plant Accounting groups at our Global Headquarters for monthly financial closing and analysis activities to ensure completion of closing and analysis activities at the plant level. This position also is responsible for assisting the Plant Finance Business Partner in partner with the Plant Leadership Team, other SBU manufacturing finance leadership to ensure plant and finance goals and objectives are achieved.
Assist in the monthly/quarterly financial reporting, special analyses at the manufacturing plant. This includes the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement close procedures, account reconciliations, and establishing judgmental reserve balances whether completed by a Centralized Plant Accounting group or locally at the plant level. Ensure processes are compliant with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Company Policy.
Ensure that a robust internal control structure is in place, functioning effectively, and appropriately tested in accordance with SOX.
Ensure that identified control and internal audit gaps are remediated on a timely basis. Responsible for working with the FBP in delivering tone-at-the top messaging to the Plant Leadership Team and accounting/finance department at the plant as to the importance of internal controls.
Responsible for supporting production cost information as well as any studies on plant investments, restructuring, and budget justification. Local oversight of the Standard Cost setting process which involves coordination of production levels and cost bases with the Manufacturing Financial Planning and Analysis and Product Business Unit organizations.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives related to finance processes and systems. Participate in activities such as the annual operating plan, monthly/quarterly reporting, and special analyses as necessary. Work with local, state, and regional tax authority on all tax-related matters.
Understand and have an ability to summarize and communicate clearly the financial and operating results of the plants in order to measure progress against objectives and assess the effectiveness of decisions made.
Required Education and Experience
Undergraduate Degree with a concentration in a business-related field (i.e. accounting, finance, economics, etc.).
A minimum of 5 years of progressively more responsibility in accounting and/or financial analysis experience (preferably in a large corporate or manufacturing organization)
Experience with plant-level accounting and standard costing systems preferred.
Desired Skills and Abilities
Thorough understanding of US GAAP, accounting for complex transactions and internal controls in compliance with SOX.
Advanced Degree (i.e. MBA, other advanced degree) or certification (i.e. CPA, CMA, etc.) is desired.
Excellent leadership, consulting, coaching, training, organization, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Strong knowledge, understanding and practical skills in relevant systems (i.e. ERP systems (SAP preferred)), MS office, Hyperion, etc.
Salary + Paid Relocation + 401k + Benefits, etc…