Plant Controller

AP Professionals
May 25, 2023
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AP Professionals has partnered with a local company looking for a Plant Controller. The Plant Controller will report directly to the VP Finance. This position will work closely with the operational teams to develop financial forecasts on a monthly basis and explain the key drivers of variances to actual results. This role will define and track critical metrics for the business and lead teams to strategically react to business performance to optimize resource allocation. A background in operational finance in a multi-plant environment is preferred.  You will combine strategic thinking with a strong track record of driving financial excellence, performance and results. You will be a data-driven expert comfortable with building excel models, budgeting and forecasting, decision support analysis and resource optimization.


  • Responsible for the Operations timely and accurate reporting of the P&L, inventory and capital assets
  • Support month-end financial close process in collaboration with local teams and the Global Finance team ensuring integrity of the financial data according to US GAAP and reviewing accounts reconciliations and supporting documentation.
  • Develop, enhance and execute accounting policies and procedures, in conjunction with Global Finance and ensure compliance with internal controls, corporate policies (Delegation of Authority) and SOX
  • P&L and Balance sheet analysis for key accounts, including inventory and preparation/or review of account reconciliations (fixed assets, revenue recognition) to validate results
  • Assist in development of inventory costing standards in conjunction with Global Finance
  • Partner with materials manager for inventory management, cycle counts, reporting, and analysis of obsolete provisions
  • Prepare monthly management reporting with key highlights and analysis
  • Perform Margins, P&L and Balance Sheet analysis and reviews together with local teams
  • Help to build the storytelling that explains the Operational results and plans to the Executive Management team
  • Lead the monthly variance analysis of financial results and comparisons to annual budgets, forecasts and prior year, along with explanations of key drivers
  • Financial tools and dashboard development to support operations
  • Represent, manage and support the Operational team in the monthly integrated business planning and financial forecasting process and the annual budgeting process
  • Support Global Finance reporting requirements and variance explanations
  • Leads analysis of financial information to support effective business decisions
  • Support the development of a monthly forecasting process
  • Capital expenditure business case justification and analysis to support investment decisions
  • Analyze and interpret operating and financial results to identify trends and activities driving those results and make recommendations on potential changes, both operational and financial in nature, to improve performance
  • Prepare and analyze material usage, cost statements, manufacturing statistics, and labor analysis
  • Adhoc analysis as needed
  • Drive new working practices and focus on continuous improvement and streamlining of core operational analysis to steer the organization to the best quality outcomes and ensure that financial models are compatible with corporate/financial objectives
  • Responsible for training and development of the financial acumen of the plant leadership team
  • Support finance related projects, i.e., ERP migration, internal and external audit requests, tax strategy planning, transfer pricing, etc.
  • Cash management planning in collaboration with Treasury


  • Degree in Business, Economics or Accounting and a CPA


  • Minimum 7 years of progressive FP&A and controllership/accounting experience working in a multinational publicly traded organization

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to influence, be seen as a partner and challenge plant(s) leadership to drive performance
  • Hands-on leadership skills with a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment
  • High level of computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe products required
  • Strong team player, motivated, methodical and optimistic
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • High-level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically with a strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
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