Plant Controller for large publicly traded industrial manufacturer

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Woodland, CA

Plant | Site Controller Job Description 

Scope of Responsibilities: 

  • Manage plant accounting/cost accounting and financial reporting responsibilities.
  • Work closely as the financial business partner to the Plant Manager to identify and measure ways for improving the profitability of the business.
  • Monitor, analyze, investigate, and report variances to standard, budget, and prior periods, as well as recommend corrective/ improvement actions.
  • Coordinate the development of annual operating plan and multi-year strategic plans.
  • Develop and maintain accurate standard costs.
  • Perform product costing and profitability analysis, including make/ buy assessments.
  • Perform month-end financial close including journal entries, account reconciliations, fixed assets, payroll, etc.
  • Prepare weekly financial performance projections as well as quarterly forecast updates.
  • Compile, maintain, and review operation metrics (KPI’s) for Site Management.
  • Analyze capital investment requests and ensure appropriate returns on investment while managing risks.
  • Coordinate inventory cycle count program, audit results, and ensure overall program compliance
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate and complete financial records in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, GAAP, and Watts Accounting Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure a strong system of internal controls exists and is properly monitored.
  • Provide financial measurement support for site projects (i.e. VAVE, Productivity, Cost Reduction, etc.)


  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role, managerial role in finance or accounting for a manufacturing company.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial performance drivers, accounting principles, procedures and systems with a solid understanding of accounting and internal controls.
  • Capable of researching, retrieving, organizing, and summarizing data to prepare reports, financial journal entries, and financial analysis.
  • Desire to lead and hold him/herself accountable.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interface and work effectively with business partners
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ERP and financial systems; QAD and Hyperion are a plus.


Posted On: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Compensation: up to $110K + B DOE

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 608-5228,

Eva Chiu has 20 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities whereby helping you "Step Up in the World!" Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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