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Plant Controller

Buckingham Search - Franklin Park, IL

Global Food Products Company is hiring a new Plant Controller!

Schedule: Hybrid (3 days in office, 2 days Work-From-Home)

The Role:  

Are you an ambitious manufacturing finance professional, ready to take the next step to be a Plant Controller? In this role, you'll work closely with the Plant Manager and other department leaders to help drive forward the financial goals of the site. The manufacturing environment will give you the opportunity to work hands-on out on the shop floor, collaborating with teams, and driving results. If you don't want to sit in an office all day, enjoy working with people, are passionate about the manufacturing environment, and looking for room to grow, this might be the next great step for you!

The Controller is responsible for co-piloting of strategic, major capital projects to ensure business case is met and savings are realized. This includes providing accurate, timely and relevant financial reporting of actual spend and estimated spend at completion, facilitating adherence to project cost assumptions, and adherence to Company Accounting Standards.

Who You Are:

  • Not afraid to get out into a manufacturing operations environment to work shoulder-to-shoulder with plant leadership to resolve problems and challenges.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • A minimum of 5-8 years of prior manufacturing finance experience including standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis required.
  • Expert Excel experience is required.
  • SAP experience is required.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles in fixed assets, accounts payable, payroll, inventory control, financial reporting, and general accounting.
  • Knowledge of activity based costing/management and factory management systems/tools.


Posted On: Monday, February 28, 2022
Compensation: $145-157K + Bonus and Benefits



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