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Plant Controller

Apex Search Group Des Moines ,IA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA preferred.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • CPA or similar certifications preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years Manufacturing Plant Finance / Controller experience required.
  • Strong background in Accounting, FP&A and Audit.
  • Strong analytical acumen with experience working within an ERP system. Desire to work in both the tactical and strategic components of managing plant finance.


  • This role (is responsible for the organization, direction ,and controls of all aspects of the plant and/or divisional accounting and financial functions which includes timely and accurate reporting to company in full compliance with US GAAP and company policies.
  • Leads analysis of financial information to support effective business decisions.
  • Develops and interprets financial information.
  • Supports the Business Unit by providing training on systems and financial processes ensuring that a high standard of controllership is maintained across all plants.
  • Interpret results and make recommendations to the Plant, Sales, and Business Unit Leadership Team, along with an emphasis on change leadership.
  • Supervise, review and interpret month/quarter/year end financial reports as well as month-end close processes to support the plant and corporate
  • Support the annual budget, month and quarterly forecasts, and financial comparisons and explanations of actual results versus the financial estimates
  • Prepare and analyze material usage, cost statements, profit and loss statements, manufacturing statistics, labor analysis, and sales analysis
  • Balance sheet analysis for key accounts, including inventory and preparation or approval for account reconciliations
  • Analyze and interpret operating and financial results to identify trends and activities driving those results and make recommendations on potential changes, both operation and financial in nature, to improve performance
  • Provide a business partnering service to the BU by improving financial processes and support the implementation of best practice across all the sites
  • Provide the necessary financial reporting to the Business Unit and Group as and when required
  • Anchor person for the reporting work of the plant and plays a key role in identifying performance issues in support of the management process
  • Support in integrating new company acquisitions into the BU
  • Systems expert for HFM, SAP, PRMS (ERP) ensuring month end rollover is completed and accurate and all necessary central adjustments are made in each of the financial systems
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, accounting policies, and SOX
  • Oversight of financial processes to ensure conformance with US GAAP and company policies
  • Ability to influence plant leadership and drive performance
  • Lead SAP Implementations (if applicable).
  • Act as a safety leader and put safety first in all responsibilities, promoting an environment where each employee makes safety their first priority.

Apex Search Group


Des Moines, IA