Job Title:  Plant Controller


Waukegan, IL, US, 60085

Business Unit:  Power Protection & Quality Solutions
Posting Date:  Jan 31, 2024
Job Description: 

About Us:

At AMETEK, we don’t just manufacture market-leading electronic instruments and electromechanical devices — we are using innovation to make the world a better place; technology to improve lives; and talent to solve challenges that matter.


Job Summary:

The Plant Controller will be the finance lead for the Business Manager and will provide financial analysis which supports strategic choices to improve the profitability of the business. The day-to-day activities will involve planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning and cost accounting.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Business Manager and management to drive unit performance in achieving budgeted and forecasted financial metrics
  • Take a direct role and oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization. Self-perform many critical tasks.
  • Ensure credibility by providing timely and accurate financial statements, analyzing budgets and financial trends and working with the sales and operations teams on forecasting
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the executive team and make actionable recommendation on both strategy and operations
  • Continuously evaluate short and long term strategic financial objectives
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are adhered to and comply with GAAP, SOX, ASC 606 and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Drive activities regarding working capital management
  • Participate in physical inventories
  • Review spending requests for capital expenditures, research and development projects, and major expense projects and provide financial guidance on business unit investments
  • Participate in special projects, including acquisition opportunities, and compile a variety of special reports
  • Supervise a small team of finance employees


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of progressive financial experience with at least 2 years in a financial management and leadership role
  • Knowledge of GAAP, SOX, and ASC 606
  • Experience with monthly/quarterly closings
  • Experience with compliance and documentation
  • Cost accounting skills
  • Experience developing forecasts, budgets and long-term strategic plans
  • Computer skills – pivot tables, look-up formulas


Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA and/or CPA
  • Oracle and HFM background
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and draw conclusions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation
  • Strong reasoning skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Desire to advance your career into higher business management positions


What’s in It for You:

  • Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
  • Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k), plus matching
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities


Additional Details:

Location Information:

This position is located in Waukegan, Illinois, approximately midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Waukegan offers year-round special events and an emphasis on the arts. The historic Genesee Theatre hosts touring Broadway shows, along with headliner comedians and musical shows. Waukegan also features award-winning golf courses, parks and recreation, as well as an active charter fishing fleet sailing out of Waukegan Harbor. This is a place where big-city amenities and small-town charm combine to create a community that is culturally rich, economically secure and family friendly.


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Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  Yes

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago