Manufacturing Plant Controller

Evanston, IL 60202

Posted: 03/20/2023 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: IC452908118

Job Description

Manufacturing Plant Controller 
Zip Code: Evanston, IL 60202 | Location: Northern Suburbs of Chicago
Employment Type: Direct Hire Workplace Type: On-site
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm | Salary: $150,000 a year 
A premier grower and wholesale garden distributor is seeking a Manufacturing Plant Controller to join their team. Plan, direct, and coordinate all accounting operation functions. Establish, document, monitor and ensure policies and procedures are followed. Generate financial data and analysis for all departments to ensure transparency of their financial results against goals and budgets. Protect assets and reduce risks by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. If you are looking to enhance your career and gain more responsibility, this position is for you! 
Manufacturing Plant Controller’s Responsibilities
  • SOP documentation, training, certification, compliance and improvement for accounting, finance, and cross departmental workflows
  • Utilizing data to identify collections, resolve customer payment concerns, and bank account reconciliations. 
  • Grow your team members' knowledge, skill, and personal effectiveness with weekly staff meetings and performance reviews
  • Have oversight of month end close along with annual department and company budget development
  • Review department performance vs budget and goals each month with department head
  • Elevate your understanding and effective use of financial performance data.  
  • Collaborate and develop meaningful departmental and company goals by ensuring KPIs are created for each department that support goals
  • Active participation in weekly L10 meetings, holding other members accountable for completing commitments
  • Work with CPA firm on Capex and Section 179 classifications, book and tax depreciation and timing issues, forecasting year-end tax liabilities, review of year-end tax journal entries.
  • Participate in risk management including property and liability insurance, design and implementation of internal controls, and business contingency (disaster recovery) planning.
  • Act as primary point of contact, required reporting and service level review for banking, merchant processing, CPA and insurance relationships.
Manufacturing Plant Controller’s Qualifications 
  • Minimum of 5 years of controllership experience with a track record of success in increasing revenue and profitability through effective leadership, experience in manufacturing
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (NAV) experience highly desirable
  • Degree from a four-year university in a related field is required.
  • Good communications skills, both in person and electronically
  • Able to bend, stretch, and reach with unrestricted motion.  
  • Able to remain on feet for majority of the day. Can lift 20 pounds or more.
  • This position has the overall supervisory responsibility for all employees in the accounting department.
  • Exempt, salaried
  • Fulltime regular, overtime expected during busy seasons
  • Must be flexible to work across various worksites
Company Culture & Perks
  • Well established family business offers stability and successful processes
  • Future driven company with plans for growth and expansion
  • Conveniently located near James Park close to area shopping and restaurants
  • Our employees are our most valuable assets
  • Comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holiday, paid vacation days and profit sharing
Salary: $150,000 a year 
If you are excited to lead a team of accountants to their financial goals, apply today! 
Why ExecuTeam?
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