Plant Controller/Accountant

Erickson Inc. Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 months ago

Position Purpose

The Plant Controller is responsible for providing financial support for the manufacturing and inventory warehouses. The position leads the day-to-day operational accounting duties, including but not limited to preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and financial reports involving inventory. This position actively supports the quality and timeliness of the companys monthly close and financial reporting processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains and reconciles general ledger accounts on a recurring basis, including posting monthly journal entries, completing account reconciliations, providing variance analysis and investigating discrepancies.

  • Review the inventory monthly work in process

  • Review inventory for slow or obsolete inventory and prepare reserve.

  • First point of contact for bank and external auditors in regard to inventory account.

  • Ensures compliance with the accounting policies and company procedures. Assists with updating documentation as necessary.

  • Provides support during audits and reviews.

  • Accepts ownership and responsibility of areas assigned

  • Provide timely customer service to internal and external customers

  • Has intermediate/advance understanding of how transactions effect the accounts

  • Timely informs manager when aware of events/transactions that need management attention

  • Understands internal controls and supports the control environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA/CMA/MBA preferred but not required.

  • 10 or more years of accounting experience required

  • Proven strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Experience with Accounting Systems desirable, RAMCO preferred.

  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible to changing circumstances and work longer than 8 hours per day during critical periods.

  • A proven master of mathematic skills, the ability to analyze figures.

  • Relevant knowledge of US GAAP.

  • Strong working understanding of reconciliations and accounting systems.

  • Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Previous leadership/supervision experience preferred.

  • Ability to analyze complex data and recommend appropriate conclusions to the Controller/Assistant Controller.


  • Safety and Work Environment Identifies hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and takes appropriate action to maintain a safe and productive work environment for self and others. Follows Guiding Principle Be Safe.

  • Effective Communication

  • Actively listens to others. Communicates with others clearly, openly, and respectfully. Uses all forms of communication effectively and appropriately (includes email, text, IM).
  • Teamwork
  • Works with and supports others to achieve organizational goals. Meets individual and team deadlines and responsibilities. Assumes additional responsibilities when needed. Responds constructively to instructions and procedures. Listens to others and values opinions and is respectful of team members and other Erickson employees. Works effectively with team leader or manager and promotes a positive team environment.
  • Accountable to Achieving Commitments
  • Achieves commitments to both internal and external customers. Produces high quality work by being attentive to detail and maintaining accuracy. Works in a conscientious, consistent, and thorough manner to meet all schedules and timelines. Anticipates potential problems. Finds the root cause of problems and takes appropriate action. Makes continuous improvement to processes and results.
  • Adaptability to Change
  • Understands, accepts, and supports the need for business change and helping others with transitions. Adapts and adjusts to change within own area of responsibility as well as accepting the need for change more broadly. Actively identifies and leads change within area of responsibility.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, inquiry or discussion about compensation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Plant Controller/Accountant

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