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Job Title: Plant Controller for Worcester and Northampton
Description: The Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Division provides high quality abrasive products to both manufacturers and distributors throughout the world. These products include a wide array of abrasive grains, powders, ceramic beads, and slurries. Our products can be found in the manufacturing of grinding wheels, sandpaper, refractory bricks; they are used in the glass & electronic industries, as well as used to polish various surfaces.
Job Responsibilities: The Plant Controller is responsible for:
-preparing, reviewing, and summarizing periodic financial analysis (whether it may be daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual) including but not limited to the measuring of Sales, cost of Sales, gross margins, manufacturing variances, manufacturing quality and inventory provisions and SG&A. Strong focus on measuring the accuracy and timeliness of the manufacturing variances with an in depth understanding of Purchase Price Variance, Material Usage variances, technical variances and absorption of overheads
-providing analysis and reporting on key manufacturing performance indicators that monitor and measure results. Emphasis is on providing management with reporting that is timely, accurate and value-added.
-ensuring accurate and strong internal controls for managing the sites assets and liabilities -reporting, measuring and conducting annual physical inventories, as well as conducting monthly cycle counts
- performing quarterly analysis on slow moving inventories and communicating results to all levels of management
-providing in depth analysis and reporting on BFRE (inventory, AR, AP) results and working with all levels of management in reducing working capital plans
-ensuring the plant is following guidelines for capital purchases and providing timely reporting on spending to avoid cost overruns
-preparing and coordinating monthly closing process which includes and is not limited to manual journal entries, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, ensuring accuracy of numbers through extensive review and reporting within the timeframe permitted by the SGC Corporate guidelines. Major variation of results must be highlighted, documented, and communicated to all levels of management.
-planning, preparing, and participating in 5 year strategic planning and annual budget processes.
-working with all levels of management for providing and calculating accurate standard costs, creation of P&L and balance sheet numbers as well as headcount.
-managing the financial and accounting functions/systems to ensure operating performance information is compliant with corporate accounting and internal auditing policies and applicable laws.
-provides responses to inquiries concerning Corporate Accounting Policy, US GAAP, and IFRS related issues
-approves location changes to existing policy and/or automated systems & the implementation of new methods to accommodate the revision.
-completing the annual Business Control Questionnaire by working with management by testing local procedures to ensure they are compliant and up to date
The Plant Controller will be asked to undertake non-repetitive project work assigned by the Department Controller or Operations Manager in order to report on various aspects of financial and operating performance.
Educational background of an MBA is preferred with a minimum of 5 to 7 years working experience within a manufacturing facility. This position requires a self-motivated, analytical person who works well with all levels of management. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. In addition to analytical and quantitative skills, the Plant Controller must be able to communicate effectively, plan work and operate independently with broadly stated objectives and little direct supervision. Ability for multitasking of projects is required. The incumbent must possess a broad technical accounting knowledge base as a prerequisite for the effective guidance of the plant accounting function. An exceptional knowledge of the personal computer is essential. In this position, the incumbent must ensure integrity of all financial results, as well as assisting the Department Controller in ad-hoc requests.
Ref. Code: CP8878