Plant Controller

Piramal Enterprises Ltd. Pennsylvania , AL 35023

Posted 2 months ago

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, and management of the manufacturing finance organization at the Bethlehem site.

  • Partner with the Site Head to improve the financial performance, functioning as financial advisor to Site and Quality Heads. Support improved profitability by early identification of financial under performance, cost leakages, inefficient manufacturing operations. Identify cost and efficiency improvement opportunities and evaluate investment opportunities through in-depth financial analyses and appropriate recommendations.

  • Contribute to the growth and development of the plant management team by ensuring that all team members understand the economics of the plant, the financial contribution needed from each manufacturing operation or functional area, the required financial return needed from investments in capital or inventory, and the potential financial impact of loss of production, productive time, scrap, etc. Be the "financial conscience" of the plant management team, a change agent and vocal advocate of continuous improvement.

  • Ensure timely and accurate accounting, in accordance with GAAP, company policies and commonly employed methods used in complex, multi-step chemical manufacturing environments. Ensure proper valuation and accounting for manufacturing variances and overhead costs, fixed assets, and inventory. Meet closing schedules and provide meaningful analyses of the monthly, quarterly, and yearly plant results immediately following the close.

  • Establish meaningful, timely and accurate product standard costs, accurately reflecting the manufacturing process.

  • Responsible for reviewing the payback / ROI of the capital projects. Monitor the progress of the project, assess financial impact and document the reason in case of project delays. Periodic review of the planned payback / ROI with actuals and suggest improvement plan. Conduct physical verification of the fixed assets at periodic intervals to ensure it ties with the financial books.

  • Responsible for the development of key forward looking operational metrics and drivers of plant performance and establishing and maintaining daily and monthly reporting.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a system of internal controls over plant inventory (including physical inventories and cycle counting procedures), fixed assets, consumables, transactions, and expenditures. Responsible for achieving and maintaining Sarbanes Oxley compliance at the site.

  • Responsible for development of zero-based annual plant budgets and forecasts and measurement against these targets throughout the year.

  • Responsible for identifying information needs and driving improvement in plant systems. Champion and guide the development of value-added reporting and information from the SAP system.

  • Partner with the regional supply chain in managing and driving inventory improvement at the Bethlehem plant.

  • Work with IT team to drive system automations, improvements and develop efficient processes and controls.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelors' degree in Account, finance or related. MBA desirable.

  • 8-12 years of manufacturing finance experience, preferable in a pharmaceutical or life-science company with at least three years in a business partner role.

  • Working knowledge of GAAP and Sales and Use Tax and Property tax laws required.

  • Hands on experience in product costing, inventory control, variance analysis and zero-based budget preparation.

  • Thorough understanding of process costing, accounting for multi-step chemical manufacturing processes, including by-products or recycle streams.

  • Experience implementing activity-based costing.

  • Proficient in FICO, SD, MM, PP modules in SAP (mandatory).

  • Experience in capital project control and analysis.

  • Prior experience in establishing and overseeing internal controls for a manufacturing plant; working knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley requirements.

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required.

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