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Job Title:  Plant Controller


Whitsett, NC, US, 27377

Business Unit:  Dynamic Fluid Solutions
Posting Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Job Description: 

The Plant Controller applies principles of finance and accounting to various accounting duties related to the Business Units’ financial and operational planning and reporting.


What you will do:

  • Maintain the manufacturing plant's cost accounting system and cost controls
  • Coordinate, administer, and analyze manufacturing operations including analyzing sales and cost of sales, labor reporting, product costing, monthly material usage variances, and inventory adjustments; develop weekly financial forecasts
  • Overall planning, coordinating, and participating in the physical inventories, as well as analyzing the results; Monthly accounting and reconciliation of the financial to perpetual inventory; Coordination responsibility extends not only to the production departments but to outside stockrooms and vendors in other countries
  • Develop reports and analyze and interpret the resulting data (via Oracle and Hyperion)
  • Coordinate direct labor reporting within the facility
  • Prepare recurring monthly journal entries related to inventory, labor reporting, cost of sales, and various entries
  • Standard accounting duties as follows:
    • Develop and load standard costs into Oracle database
    • Develop and monitor labor and overhead rates for department/cost center
    • Work with industrial engineering to insure cost and rate accuracy
    • Review cost routings for reasonableness
    • Prepare and analyze the information required for the annual standards re-cost
  • Actual to standard manufacturing variance analysis as follows:
    • Analyze and verify monthly labor utilization and efficiency
    • Review and investigate purchase price and material usage variances
    • Work with Marketing and Purchasing to establish proper cost on new parts and assemblies
  • Lead the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets
  • Analyze product costs, overhead absorption, abnormal fixed cost expenditures, etc.
  • Interact daily with manufacturing personnel and Production Planners; Assist in planning and scheduling to improve inventory controls and internal programs
  • Month, quarter, and year-end financial reporting to DFS management and into Corporate for consolidation
  • All Plant Sarbanes-Oxley procedures compliance, maintenance, and quarterly self-testing


What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is preferred
  • 5+ years of accounting experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read and interpret documents relating to all phases of operation of the facility
  • Communicate articulately and effectively, both in writing and verbally, with all levels of the organization
  • Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization
  • Understand, use and explain mathematical concepts of all types, from simple operations to complex statistical analysis
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized and non-standardized situations





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