International Finance Group

Plant Controller

Location: Wheeling, IL Type: Direct Hire Job #28082 Salary: $140,000 IFG's client, a medical manufacturer in the Northwest Suburbs, is seeking a Plant Controller. Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Controller, the Plant Controller will have broad leadership responsibilities including optimizing how the facility uses its systems, owning cost accounting & profitability analytics, maintaining the control environment, working capital optimization, and tracking and generating ideas to improve the business performance overall.  Responsibilities: Perform monthly closing of financials for the facility in accordance with GAAP, with full income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow responsibility for plant location in accordance with the central finance/accounting team/policies such us accruals, journal entry preparation, variance analysis. Assures policies are being followed in accordance with SOX, GAAP and Corporate Policy. Inventory accuracy, control, and analytics including obsolescence and DIO to drive improvement. Drive cost accounting reviews, monitor, and analyze production standards and variances. Accurately forecasting the sales & profitability of the location, product line, and value streams. Experience driving accountability and countermeasures when goals are not being achieved. Experience proactively suggesting and implementing KPI’s, controls, and reporting to assist a business with identifying and consequently improving problem areas. Provides operational support with capital equipment authorization, asset management and inventory control (cycle count process). Prepares monthly plant forecast. Proactively identify and drive various special projects to improve margins, processes, and competitive positions in the marketplace. These may include projects focused on efficiency and effectiveness in “other functions” Own the costing processes, actionable variance analysis. Coordinating and owning the site audits, both internal and 3rd party. Action oriented, and enjoys walking the operations floor and being hands-on. Fixed Assets, safeguarding & tracking. Ad hoc reporting as requested from internal stakeholders.   Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting. CPA preferred. 12+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting for manufacturing companies, with a minimum of 4 years hands on cost accounting experience. Strong detail and process aptitude, analytical with problem-solving skills. Intuitive understanding of ERP processes, usage, & impacts (must have strong systems aptitude). Proficient with Microsoft Office & ERP systems. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines. Passion to solve the root causes, simplify, and improve visibility/decision making. Please email resume to Apply Now

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