Plant Controller

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Position Summary: 
Responsible for the monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes.  Manages all journal entries, account reconciliations, monthly and quarterly reporting.  Prepares financial statements for the US plants, as well as, the consolidated corporate statements.  Inventory, cost, and manufacturing accounting subject matter expert. Leads, manages, and develops the Finance team.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Principal manager of the accounting activities of the US entity; responsible for maintaining appropriate internal controls
  • Responsible for the preparation of accurate monthly financial statements, including local and corporate consolidated statements, including the P&L, balance sheet, and 12-month rolling forecast
  • Prepare actual performance to plan and forecast analysis and commentary
  • Proactively monitors monthly and quarterly financial performance and makes appropriate recommendations to achieve desired profit objectives
  • Prepares and consolidates monthly P&L, balance sheet, and rolling 12-month forecast
  • Assists in the control and reporting of the company’s capital expenditures and fixed assets
  • Manage year-end annual independent financial audit by managing due dates, preparing required financial and tax work papers, and working directly with third party audit firm
  • Manage, coordinate, and prepare the annual operating Plan and local departmental budgets; consolidate Corporate Plan
  • Oversee all monthly, quarterly, and annual cost changes, and understand the impact of material, labor and overhead changes on inventory and the P&L
  • Manage and lead any physical inventory counts, oversee regular inventory cycle count program, as well as investigating, troubleshooting, and reconciling inventory accuracy issues or transaction errors as they arise on the manufacturing floor
  • Responsible for the Sr. Cost Accountant, Staff Accountant, and Inventory Analyst functions
  • Manages, assigns and audits the work of all direct reports; provide semi-annual and annual performance reviews, evaluates performance against job requirements and established annual goals, provides daily coaching and training to develop world class Finance team   
  • Ownership of Adaptive Insights consolidation and financial reporting tool, including all administrative functions, troubleshooting, managing data and model integrity, and development of new reporting tools
  • Works as a business partner with the Operations team, providing relevant financial support to effectively control costs
  • Finance lead on team related projects involving cost control/waste elimination/lean manufacturing principles
  • Assist the Director of Finance and CFO with additional projects and ad hoc analyses as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Experience in an accounting role in a manufacturing environment with cost accounting and inventory experience. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including intermediate to expert Excel skills; experience working with large data sets; able to manipulate and organize effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge and experience in ERP or MRP business system, with JD Edwards experience preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with consolidation software/tools, with Adaptive Insights experience preferred
  • Strategic thinker, who can translate conceptual issues into tangible goals and tasks
  • Protects the organization’s value by keeping information confidential

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • CPA preferred—or the equivalent combination of work experience and skill development 
  • Background in International reporting and understanding of US GAAP and currency adjustments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of the company
  • Possess strong analytical, critical thinking, and judgment skills
  • Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized and able to handle multiple ongoing responsibilities 

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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