Plans, coordinates and directs all accounting and financial activities of the plant in accordance with company policy and procedures personally or through subordinate employees.
Role and responsibilities
Directs all functions of the general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, cost accounting, capital assets and cash management at the plant.
Ensures that all required month end activities are completed accurately and on schedule
Directs the completion of all Plant, Divisional and Corporate financial reports accurately and on schedule
Reviews all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis to ensuring they are reasonable
Coordinates the development of monthly/quarterly forecasts, along with annual tactical plans
Directs the monitoring and control of standard costs
Coordinates the reporting of Cost of Quality information
Coordinates the annual physical inventory
Provides plant liaison with internal, external and government auditors
Understands the treasury (cash management) functions at the plant including reconciliation to the bank statements, cash management and control.
Actively monitors the plant accounting systems and internal controls.
Supervises accounting staff to achieve the above
Partners with the Plant Manager to facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and to ensure monthly, quarterly & annual budget & forecasting targets are achieved/exceeded.
Works closely with all Staff level department Managers to understand the financial impact from their respective areas and to work in concert with them to facilitate continuous improvement.
Communicates consistently & clearly with the Corporate Finance & Operations team to clearly explain the day to day financial details as necessary.
Encourages the development of accounting staff
Other duties as assigned.
Education and experience
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting program required. Professional accounting designation (CPA) preferred.
Strong background in cost accounting, CMA certification preferred
SAP experience is strongly desired
6-10 years of progressive accounting and financial experience preferably with a sizable manufacturing company. Experience in a Controller role is desired.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and concepts with 6-10 years of progressive experience
Experience in driving improved operating performance throughout the plant utilizing fact based data and root cause analysis in a collaborative manner
Familiarity with ERP information systems, SAP preferred, and solid experience with Excel and other Microsoft desktop systems
Understanding of all government financial reporting requirements affecting the plant
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principals, standard accounting methods and procedures, and continuing developments in accounting concepts
Highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills in a team based atmosphere
Have strong organizational skills with a proven ability to multi-task
Unrivaled commitment to initiate & work with others to facilitate continuous improvement
Strong Leadership skills for supervising the accounting staff
Strong communication skills with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization.
Able to explain basic financial concepts to assist non-financial Managers.