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Controller

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Job Description

Salary Range - $100K - $110K

POSITION TITLE: PLANT CONTROLLER

REPORTS TO: General Manager Directly, Divisional Controller Indirectly

Perks of Pratt?

  • Insurance benefits within ONE MONTH of hire
  • Eligible for Yearly Incentive Bonus
  • 3 Months: 401k with partial match
  • PAID vacation days; PAID holidays upon hire

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance
SUMMARY

The Controller will ensure timely and accurate reporting for the Plant through both routine and ad hoc reporting requests while ensuring internal control compliance and adherence to company financial policies. This position will supervise the plant accounting department. Main focuses will be profit improvement initiatives, internal controls, annual budgets, weekly estimates, month end closing, AR management, special ad hoc projects and presentations as needed. Responsible for the overall accounting operation, including financial reporting and budgeting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Overall operation of accounting, including financial reports and budget.

Ensure appropriate support of all amounts contained in plant balance sheet.

Ensure accurate and timely reporting of results, including statistical data.

Oversight, management, and evaluation of accounting staff. Assure that accounting personnel are properly trained and prepared to take their next steps.

Heavy ad hoc reporting and analysis using Excel and other systems.

Work with both internal and external auditors to provide timely responses to requested information.

Ensure existence and adherence to internal controls.

Work with rest of management team to prepare weekly estimates and annual budgets.

Manage month end closings including analysis of results.

Maintain “audit ready” balance sheet at all times.

Work to bring plant to “best practice” levels in all areas.

Work autonomous and have the ability to effectively handle simultaneous projects in a results-driven, deadline oriented environment.

Oversee collection efforts to minimize risk and improve KPI’s of % AR past due and DSO.

Additional duties as assigned by management.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate degree with focus on accounting or equivalent experience.

Five years managing financial/accounting department with similar responsibilities.

Five + years’ experience in manufacturing environment preferred.

Proven ability to analyze financial statements and identify potential opportunities for improvement.

Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

Experience in SAP, physical inventory management, working capital improvement. Good communication skills. Success in developing reports toward their next position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial statements, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, contracts, and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, vendors, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, volume, and net present value. Ability to evaluate financial alternatives and recognize and interpret financial trends and performance.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Computer literate (MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as accounting software)

Outlook email

Reading and writing command of the English language

Intermediate Excel skills including: formulas, pivot tables

Proficient knowledge and application of accounting principles

Preferred skills: SAP, advanced Excel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Those include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability and willingness to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment.
  • Must be able to wear safety glasses, ear protection, and steel toed shoes on the job.
  • Expect and be able to accommodate short notice for overtime and weekend work schedules.
  • Ability and willingness to travel for conferences, training, etc.
  • Willingness to relocate for future advancement preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Employee is regularly required to walk and talk and hear and sit. Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES

The individual must posses the following:

Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently and the ability to lead an effective and efficient meeting.

Superior communication and teaching skills in order to function effectively as a teacher for his/her accounting personnel.

Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control under adverse conditions and can lead his/her personnel to a successful resolution.

Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback, being able to resolve conflicts either involving the supervisor directly or as a third party, understands and demonstrates positive motivational skills including coaching and delegation techniques.

Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.

Professional appearance to support his/her role as a management representative.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

The performance of the Controller will be measured as follows:

Operating standards - The employee will need to meet or exceed the Operating Standards set in the areas of quality, cost, safety, planning, customer satisfactions, supervision, efficiency, and productivity. Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the manager.

Personal growth - Each year there will be professional goals developed and agreed to by the manager and supervisor.

Employee relations – The employee will be evaluated regarding his/her skills and advancements in the areas of motivational techniques and results, positive and corrective/constructive feedback, subordinate development and creating a positive work environment.

Creativity – This will be evaluated by how active the employee is in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas.

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