Plant Controller


Salt Lake, UT


Job Overview

The Plant Controller is responsible for planning and coordinating plant budget and business planning activities, general ledger management, month-end close and reconciliation, inventory reporting, and ensuring payable/receivable support in alignment with company practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and maintain all financial operations including inventory/cost accounting, revenue recognition, plant/department cost budgets, billing, accounts receivable and accounts payable;
  • Manage month-end closing and prepare internal monthly financial statements;
  • Prepare forecasts of income statements;
  • Analyze variances and communicate explanations to the Leadership team with recommended actions;
  • Track capital expenditures with Return on Investment (ROI) and fixed asset maintenance;
  • Maintain relevant tax information (Income, Property, Sales, etc.);
  • Create and maintain cost budgets and provide leadership for department adherence;
  • Conduct monthly financial review with General Manager and senior management, identify areas to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, manage projects, and reduce cost;
  • Establish and maintain program for material and finished goods standard costs;
  • Review and maintain costing system including routings and standard costs;
  • Evaluate purchase price variance accounts supporting the Purchasing team;
  • Review and assess monthly cycle count reports for variances and ensure material and unsaleable inventory is reserved as appropriate;
  • Lead site cost savings program;
  • Follow and enforce cGMP guidelines and processes as established in department SOPs;
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary

Requirements/ Skills

  • 5+ years professional accounting experience. Previous general ledger accounting and process manufacturing experience is preferable;
  • 1-3 years supervisory experience preferred;
  • CPA is preferred;
  • Post Graduate MBA or MACC degree is preferable;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing and/or contract manufacturing environment preferred;
  • Experience with JD Edwards is preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and Microsoft Applications;
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with spreadsheets and word processing;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to deal with periodic levels of highly stressful situations associated with handling difficult issues and challenges;
  • Good communication skills to perform the essential functions of the job as they relate to comprehension of laws, regulations, standards, documents and other internal and external communications.
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