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Plant Controllers handle a facility’s accounting function and assists management to protect company assets. Job responsibilities include generating reports, managing the company’s books and records, identifying operational risks, implementing reporting policies, conducting review procedures, and handling financial transactions. Based on our selection of example resumes for Plant Controller, essential qualifications include accounting expertise, analytical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, computer operation, teamwork, and report writing. Employers select resumes displaying a degree in accounting or finance and may require CPA.

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Plant Controller

Managed finance and accounting for $24M Contract Manufacturing division. Provided leadership and management for 8 management and 200 hourly employees. Prepared weekly and monthly forecasts, management reports, and annual budgets for the Schulenburg facility. Coordinated and led annual inventory counts and audits. Managed Cost Plus methodology costing of products and conveyed results to customers. Reduced and maintained cost while increasing profitability.

  • Developed and trained staff on inventory analysis reporting which increased efficiency and accuracy by 50%.
  • Identified and implemented sustainability measures which reduced landfill cost by 35%.
  • Provided leadership through a $35M expansion which increased capacity by 50%.
  • Delivered presentations and led functional meetings with management and office staff for the pre-planning stages for the deployment of an SAP corporate wide implementation.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
MBA
Management
Accounting
2

Plant Controller

Directed Accounting and oversaw Information Systems department for medical manufacturing company of 200+ employees, producing more than 380 products and devices with global sales of $60MM. Managed general and cost accounting analysis according to local and state laws and company polices. Developed and presented annual budget of $35MM and prepared overhead studies, allocating variable and fixed costs to 15 departments. Managed 5 employees. Served as Sarbanes-Oxley auditor at numerous facilities.

  • Provided financial guidance and participated in decision making process achieving a reduction of more than $1.3 MM in annual budgeted variances for fiscal year 2010.
  • Recognized for ability to forecast with accuracy over multiple months during each fiscal year, allowing corporate office to predict financial position accurately to Board of Directors.
  • Performed cost analyses for products and business opportunities reducing costs by $5MM and generating overhead recovery of more than $1MM.
  • Prepared monthly financial closing statements, explaining variances and meeting 100% of time constraints.
  • Implemented multiple software changes in general ledger, accounts payable, payroll and fixed assets that decreased staffing needs by 40% and ensured consistent financial reporting.
  • Reduced physical inventory variance 50% by improving and maintaining cost accounting system.
  • Directed financial plant closure activities including severance, asset transfers and disposal and maintaining project forecasts for costs and timelines.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
3

Plant Controller

Responsible for managing and reporting the financial health of a plant that generated over $58 million in annual sales. Manage an accounting staff of up to nine personnel. Direct report to VP of Manufacturing and Group Controller at Corporate Headquarters in Chicago.

  • Produced yearly budget, including ongoing productivity levels in collaboration with the Manufacturing, Sales and Logistics Departments.
  • Prepared monthly forecasts. Worked in collaboration with manufacturing, scheduling and sales on both current and future projects in the pipeline.
  • Spearheaded special projects related to the facility on a variety of cost-saving initiatives. Reduced plant energy consumption by 10% resulting in savings of approximately $200,000.
  • Reduced accounting staffing by two positions resulting in savings of $100.000.
  • As a member of the plant leadership team planned, scheduled and implemented the transition of the plant from a 7 day operation to 5 day.
Candidate Info
45
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
4

Plant Controller

Advocated plant and productivity improvements to increase financial performance. Performed analyses of variances, expenditures, capital, and labor utilization. Partnered with operations teams to prepare budgets, create user-friendly reports, and analyze productivity capabilities. Developed "what-if" analyses, rate/hour templates, and lean manufacturing goals. Ensured SARBOX compliance. Oversaw ERP systems, worked with external auditors, and analyzed all manufacturing expenses including inventory, freight, warranty, and plant expenditures.

  • Reduced goods received not invoiced by 4% ($400K).
  • Decreased transactional activities 500 hours annually by implementing efficient month-end closing practices.
  • Created daily scorecard that provided VP of Operations insight into production shortfalls or added capabilities.
  • Developed templates to measure and track plant managers' daily/weekly/monthly progress toward budget goals.
  • Implemented new budgetary process that included strict performance monitoring and tracking capabilities, which reestablished financial accountability at managerial levels.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Master of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
5

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager/plant Controller

Prepare and submit the Delhi plants monthly financial results, budget and forecasts and complete the reporting requirements to the corporate office

  • Organized and analyzed Financial results for my site and reported out monthly to the Parent company CFO and CEO with great detail
  • Complete detailed site analysis and month-end processing and reporting
  • Review and authorize the weekly accounts payable run along with bi-weekly payroll for 256 employees on site
  • Created and implemented an Annual Operating Plan with sales over $90M and an EBITDA goal of over 20.2% for 2015
  • Co-lead Kaizen event on the production floor to lead to a 30% increase in output of product and increased flow
  • Review and analyze monthly and weekly cycle counts of inventory to insure 98% inventory accuracy or better
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Finance
MA
Master of Arts
6

Plant Controller

Prepared and presented monthly and annual reports of results, forecasts, operating plans, and strategic initiatives to senior management and ownership.

  • Directed month end close process and the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reconcilations.
  • Lead annual standard cost assessment, realignment, and transition.
  • Successfully negotiated enhanced payment terms with all our vendors enhancing improving our cash conversion cycle by 22%.
  • Implemented enhanced expenditure controls reducing overall SG&A outlays by 17%
  • Supervised support staff of 3 including a cost accountant, staff accounting, and accounting clerk.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Political Science
MBA
Finance
7

Plant Controller

Managed plant accounting activities and internal controls. Established processes and monitored activity to ensure all financial objectives were met. Supported plant with analysis of all capital projects and cost-saving opportunities. Compiled and prepared data for monthly forecast for current year, annual profit, and five-year plan. Developed cost standards and product line profitability.

  • Established forecasting process to improve accuracy of material, labor, and manufacturing costs. Improved forecast variances from 10% to 0.5% of sales.
  • Improved controls and accuracy of accounting records, eliminating audit issues.
  • Managed plant cost improvement program and reporting process. Represented plant in weekly updates. Achieved annual savings of up to $3,000,000.
  • Monitored central accounting functions for accuracy. Generated $600,000 in cash recoveries.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MBA
Master of Business Administration
8

Plant Controller

  • Performed due diligence for $35 million divestiture of Trailer Axle lines to Hendrickson and later played an active roll in completing the acquisition.
  • Managed continuous improvement of original SOX processes reducing initial audit issues by more than 50%.
  • Migrated financial system upgrade to Oracle 11i, improving reporting quality and reducing reporting hours by 30%.
  • Established required Accounts Payable process post bankruptcy, resolving over $20 million in outstanding invoices.
  • Prepared annual budget for facility producing 600 units daily across two divisions and four product lines, $17 million in annual expenses and $150 million in annual sales. Supported over 8,000 SKUs with over 4,000 on hand worth $20 million.
  • Supervised team of four including cost accountant, general accountant, AP clerk and Payroll clerk.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
9

Plant Controller

This position is responsible for financial forecasting, budgeting, balance sheet, accounts payable and receivables, cost accounting, purchasing, HR administration and payroll. This position supervises the accounting, payroll, and HR staff. Substantial contact with senior plant as well as corporate management.

  • Recently completed SOX procedures and evaluations
  • $40,000 Increase plant revenue through change in crew schedules
  • 60% Reduced closing time
  • Developed management tools to better track plant financial through month
  • Developed budgeting process that streamlined and increased accuracy of yearly budget
Candidate Info
40
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration / Accounting
Supervisory Leadership
10

Plant Controller

Responsible for all financial functions for a manufacturing plant, which included financial statement preparation and review, annual audit preparation, management reports, and payable/receivable accounts.

  • Lead a team to research and propose a program to convert manual payroll into automated; proposal accepted which increased accuracy by 50%, decreased time spent on payroll by 35% and eliminated the dependency on one sole person to process payroll.
  • Developed allocation product costing process, which gave management a true cost of each product.
  • Prepared quarterly forecast and annual budget for corporate reporting.
  • Performed account analysis and capital budgeting/spending analysis.
  • Reviewed daily time sheets and prepared labor efficiency reports.
  • Supervised accounting staff.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MBA
Master of Business Administration

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