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Automation Service Plant Controller in St. Louis, Missouri

Plant Controller

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  • 11-Feb-2020 to 11-Apr-2020 (CST)

  • Accounting

  • St. Louis, MO, USA

  • Full Time

comprehensive - medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday and vacation pay

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The Plant Controller provides the day-to-day financial accounting support for a manufacturing plant. Reporting to the CFO, this person is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of financial data and systems. He or she will manage the monthly financial close process, as well as participate in ad-hoc projects, as needed.

HANDS ON - Must be comfortable walking the plant floor.

Why you, Why A/S? Automation Service cares deeply for its employees. For over 60 years, they've been the leader in their industry - they have a commitment to quality and take pride in their work. This company is in a time of growth and this position will be truly impactful to their continued success. So if you appreciate being valued, being heard and being challenged, this may be the right fit for you! Oh, and we have free snacks.

Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare all appropriate general ledger entries and monthly reconciliations

  • Follow our company's established accounting processes

  • Maintains cost accounting responsibility for routine compilation of manufacturing costs for payroll, inventory accountability, distributionof factory labor, verification of actual costs and computation of variances.

  • Inventory control management including coordination of cycle counts, resolution of problem areas and maintenance of procedures

  • Regularly maintain detailed reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts

  • Provide detailed analyses and explanations of all transactions including product line profitability analysis and review

  • Assists in preparation of documentation for external auditors

  • Develop monthly and quarterly accounting reports for the management and executive teams

  • Implement and monitor the month, quarter and year-end closeout accounting schedules

  • Drive KPI tracking throughout the business and work with functional leaders to evaluate information

  • Provide the reporting for a monthly revenue review with CFO and Sales Team

  • Maintains fixed asset register and processes related journal entries

  • Support ad-hoc projects as needed

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Minimum 7 years as a Plant Accountant in a small business setting.

  • Undergraduate business degree in accounting or finance required

  • Experience with NetSuite, and other ERP systems preferable

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Manufacturing Industry experience

  • Budgeting experience

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Solid understanding of business operations; experience in a business or business unit preferred

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work closely with a team of professionals inside and outside of accounting/finance

  • Proactive, hands-on, results oriented style

    Required Competencies

  • Action Oriented Enjoys hard work; action oriented & full of energy; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning

  • Customer Focus Consistently meets expectations & requirements of internal customers

  • Informing Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs; provides direct feedback & information so that timely and accurate decisions are made

  • Organized Can identify resources necessary for timely completion of assigned duties; can orchestrate multiple activities; arranges information & files in a useful manner

  • Perseverance Pursues everything with energy, drive & a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks

  • Priority Setting Spends time on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few & puts the trivial many aside; focused

  • Problem Solving Applies appropriately rigorous logic & methods to investigate and solve problems with effective solutions

  • Time Management Uses time effectively & efficiently; concentrates efforts on the priorities; gets more done in less time than others

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