Senior Plant Controller

Food manufacturing company is looking to hire a Plant Controller at our Chicago facility!

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Food manufacturing company is looking to hire a Plant Controller at our Chicago facility!

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Great career growth opportunity with a global leader in food processing manufacturing.

Job Details

Job Details:

Our organization is seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Plant Controller to join our team. This is a permanent position in the manufacturing industry where you will have an opportunity to showcase your expertise in accounting, manufacturing, finance, food processing, general ledger, SAP, financial reporting, month-end close, payroll, forecasting, costing, and cost accounting. This role is ideal for a professional with a minimum of 3+ years of experience in a similar role, who is ready to take on exciting challenges and drive our financial department to new heights.


As a Senior Plant Controller, you will be responsible for:

1. Overseeing all financial operations of the plant, including budgeting, costing, and forecasting.
2. Driving the financial planning of the company by analyzing its performance and risks.
3. Ensuring all accounting activities and internal audits comply with financial regulations.
4. Managing the preparation of the company's budget, financial outlooks, and financial forecasts.
5. Conducting analysis of financial risks and benefits on business initiatives.
6. Leading month-end and year-end close processes.
7. Ensuring compliance with the law and company’s policies.
8. Managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department including: month and end-year process, accounts payable/receivable, cash receipts, general ledger, payroll and utilities, treasury, budgeting, cash forecasting, revenue and expenditure variance analysis.
9. Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances.
10. Preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements.


The ideal candidate for the Senior Plant Controller role should have the following qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. A Master’s degree or CPA will be considered a plus.
2. Minimum of 3+ years of proven working experience as a Plant Controller, preferably in the Engineering industry.
3. In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices.
4. Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting.
5. Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (e.g. SAP).
6. An analytical mind with a strategic ability.
7. Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
8. Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
9. Experience with food processing and manufacturing accounting will be highly valued.
10. Demonstrated experience with financial reporting, payroll, month-end close, and cost accounting.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Plant Controller to join a dynamic and forward-thinking team. If you are a proactive, professional, and dedicated individual who meets the above criteria, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Chicago, IL
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$110,000 - $145,000