Plant Controller

Armstrong Flooring
Lancaster, PA
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Plant Controller Job: Finance Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Other Locations: Employment Status: Full-Time Travel: 10% Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Plant Controller to be located in Lancaster, PA, manufacturing plant. Reporting to the Regional Controller, the Plant Controller will have a focus on a new production line, but will support all finance and accounting functions at the plant including financial reporting, operational reporting, and inventory control. The position requires minimal travel, but will be asked to provide support for other plants in the region and complete project work as needed. Additionally, the Plant Controller must adhere to our guiding principles of integrity, commitment, and excellence. Key Responsibilities of the Plant Controller: Preparing detailed monthly forecasts for the full year based upon production drivers and key metrics at the facility Leading a weekly review of prior week and month-to-date estimates versus budget and forecast with plant management team Assisting with month-end close of the general ledger including preparing and posting journal entries, overseeing accurate account reconciliations, and preparing monthly financial reports Supporting effectiveness of operational performance by providing operations with financial analysis and thorough reporting of plant metrics and KPI s Collaborating with Operations to improve the recording, reporting, measurement, and analysis of operational data to ensure that operational metrics align with financial performance Providing analysis of plant financial data to quantify cost savings opportunities and to support Operations with implementing cost reduction initiatives in order to improve EBITDA Improving the effectiveness of ERP system including documentation of procedures, processes, and training plant personnel Assisting in the preparation of the annual manufacturing budget and standard costs Ensuring adherence to cycle count procedures and improve inventory control Participating in fixed asset control and reconciliation, including fixed asset physical inventory Assisting with annual review and audit of internal control procedures to maintain SOX compliance and to minimize financial risk at the plant Required Qualifications for the Plant Controller: Bachelor s degree in Accounting or Finance 5+ years in accounting and finance roles in a manufacturing environment 3+ years of experience as a plant controller in a product manufacturing environment; relevant experience in a cost accounting or manufacturing supervisory role may be considered in lieu of controllership requirement Ability to link operational metrics to financial performance Experience with an ERP system required Ability to manage rapidly changing priorities Strong analytical and problem solving skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent skills of Microsoft Office and must be expert with Excel Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities Able to translate functional or business needs into financial goals and objectives Able to develop successful working relationships within all functions and all levels of employee Relentless customer focus with proven ability to deliver accurate and thorough results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner Desired Qualifications for the Plant Controller: CMA, CPA, and/or MBA Experience with startup of manufacturing facility or production line Repetitive manufacturing experience Experience with SAP--About the Location (Lancaster, PA)--Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants. Click here to read stories about Armstrong Flooring--employees and how they have found home in Lancaster County and surrounding areas.--Why Armstrong Flooring?--With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products--with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.--Benefits Package Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance Competitive 401(k) with company match Long term disability coverage Vacation and sick time Product discount programs.--Equal Opportunity Employer:--Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters--Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.--Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.--Armstrong Flooring--will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.--Armstrong Flooring will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong Flooring contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. --Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Armstrong Flooring's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong Flooring employee is authorized to bind Armstrong Flooring to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong Flooring, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.