Functions as a key business partner and member of the plant leadership team in a small to medium sized plant with a moderate amount of complexity. The Controller performs and coordinates all plant accounting and financial activities and ensures the financial integrity of plant operations. Additionally, this role advises and supports management in making long-term, strategic financial decisions related to production planning, procurement and investments for the plant. This is a hands-on role requiring both detailed task work and leadership skills.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Serve as a business partner driving profitability:
Provide financial direction and support to plant manager and core management team regarding financial planning, budgeting, accruals, or investment activities of the plant.
Drive forward-looking, strategic vision for optimal results and coordinates/pushes the team to achieve their objectives.
Measure performance and communicate results:
Drive a daily focus on continuous improvement by proactively creating, communicating and monitoring plant-specific key performance indicators.
Identify shortfalls in current state performance and create solutions.
Develop talent and grow business acumen:
Ensure plant management understands operational levers that affect plant profitability and use that knowledge to drive profitability and ownership within the plant.
Serve as a thought leader and share best practices with peers.
Primary facility contact person for audits of company accounts and financial transactions.
Provide actionable information:
Ensure accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports; lead discussions for all financial portions of plant monthly financial reviews/other meetings.
Utilizes data key financial systems in analyses to support decision making/actions on commercial evaluations and operational choices.
Forecasting and budgeting activities
Consistent delivery of accurate financial projections through tight coordination with plant management.
Elevate projected risks/opportunities to management along with recommended actions.
Prepare and review plant capital spending requests.
Drive process improvements
Maintain a strong internal controls and policy compliance culture at the facility in accordance with all organization policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives and current tax rules.
Help drive North America financial/systems process improvements as needed.
Education: Bachelor's Degree Finance, Business Administration, or Accounting
Master's degree and / or CMA / CPA certification preferred
Minimum of five years of progressive experience as plant controller or cost manager in a manufacturing environment, plant manufacturing and cost accounting experience preferred
High level of proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and ERP/MRP systems, SAP R/3 experience (FI, CO, MM and PP modules) preferred
Experience developing and leading annual budget, periodic forecasting and monthly closing process
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Previous experience in a SOX / GAAP accounting environment is preferred.
Amcor Leadership Framework Competencies
Learning on the Fly
Drive for Results
Building Effective Teams
Internal and External Customers
Plant Controllers at other Plants
ARPNA Shared Services Accounting Staff
Other Finance staff within Business Unit
Other Physical Requirements: None
Work Environment : Plant Manufacturing Setting
Expected Travel: 10%
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
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Posting ID: 565719394Posted: 2020-08-05