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  • Job reference: RMS0224199


  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Alabama
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 13/05/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Plant Controller is a business partner with the division General Manager as well as a member of the plant leadership team which drives the development and attainment of business strategies and goals.

The Controller reports directly to the General Manager and functionally to the Castings Finance Director.


* Direct, plan, and coordinate the plant financial functions including financial statement reporting and analysis, business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and purchasing
* Manage monthly financial close
* Ensure that all general ledger accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis
* Bridge actual results to forecasted and budgeted using company walk down schedules
* Provide advice and support to department managers for the preparation of departmental budgets and resolution to budget variances.
* Maintain current knowledge of company policies and procedures and current accounting standards.
* Prepare and implement yearly standard cost updates
* Provide business case evaluations and post-project reviews for capital and expense projects
* Participate in cost reduction activities, ensuring that financial objectives are clear and results can be tracked and reported
* Supervise accounting staff of 4 employees. Provide for staff development and growth
* Maintain SOX and internal control compliance and certify quarterly results
* Manage annual audit activities

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
* 3 to 5 years in a Controller role in a manufacturing environment
* Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Communications Skills - written and oral/phone
* Strong leadership, analytical, and human relations skills
* Computer skills as well as ERP system experience

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