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Plant Controller

Orlando, FL 32824

Posted: 09/21/2019 Industry: Finance Job Number: 24095
Job description
Position Overview:

Function as a key member of the core plant management & Beverage Finance team.   Work as part of Plant management team to maximize plant profitability.   Perform and coordinate all plant accounting and financial activities and ensure financial integrity of plant operations. This is a hands-on role requiring successful candidate to work at both detailed task level and higher management support level.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties: 

Management Support:
  • Provide financial information, analysis and support to various stakeholders (Plant Manager, Plant management team, and Beverage management) as required
  • Proactively use available tools to assess existing product profitability, identify improvement opportunities and follow-through as required with plant and operations management
  • Lead monthly “ bridge calls” discussing plant financial performance versus Budget, Prior Year and/or Forecast
  • Prepare materials and lead discussions for all financial portions of plant review meetings
  • Coordinate preparation and review of plant budget/forecasts with management
  • Coordinate preparation and submission of plant capital spending projects for management review and approval
  • Proactively participate in plant operations via internal meetings, interaction with staff and hourly employees, walk the floor, safety advocate, etc
  • Establish, monitor and enforce internal controls and ensure compliance with ARP policies and procedures along with semi-annual ASX certification
  • Develop and drive plant profitability improvement ideas and programs through cost reduction / elimination of programs / ideas
  • Identify and elevate actual and projected financial risks and opportunities to management on a timely basis


Specific Duties:

  • Review monthly segmentation results output to ensure accuracy of inputs and segmentation process
  • Complete financial analysis to monitor costs and financial position in key areas (volumes, margins, scrap, utilities, labor, R&M, inventory, etc.)
  • Analyze plant income statement (volumes, margins, variances, semi-variable costs, fixed costs, SG&A, etc.) and inventory transactions to identify issues, report on performance and drive continuous improvement
  • Develop annual plant budget and periodic forecasts (as necessary)
  • Develop and review designated plant balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Monitor plant inventory (raw material, packaging material, finished goods, spare parts, etc.) movements and position to identify and resolve potential financial exposure or process issues (OSM, HFI, shrinkage, significant variances, obsolescence etc.)
  • Prepare various financial models, as appropriate
  • Manages team of direct reports and is responsible for employee selection, development, mentoring, and performance management.  Responsible for overall talent management and employee engagement; cultivates an environment of safety, high performance, and ethical and legal compliance; addresses employee relations issues

  • Daily, weekly and month-end activities as required to ensure a complete, accurate and timely close process:
    • Create and post financial/statistical journal entries
    • General ledger maintenance/transactional processing
    • Review freight, purchase, cost center and other account coding and various other reports/data for exceptions and accuracy
    • Monitor and review asset additions, transfers and disposals; ensure complete and accurate supporting documentation
    • Process debit/credit memo transactions (customer returns/claims, scrap/regrind shipments) and inter-company transfers
    • Prepare standard financial and operational reports as needed
    • Prepare and review assigned balance sheet account reconciliations including required supporting documentation
  • Prepare accurate, complete and timely financial reporting of plant results through weekly situation reports, monthly closing & reporting process
  • Develop/update, review and input product segment statistical allocations
  • Ensure relevant accounting guidelines and policies (AIFRS, Amcor Ltd, ARP and ARPNA) are properly and consistently applied
  • Monitor plant fixed assets to ensure accuracy of movements (additions, transfers, disposals, etc.) and position
  • Assist plant operations in achieving A/P efficiency targets
  • Prepare, review and present annual operational budgets and profit projections
  • Prepare sales and use tax returns and provide support for federal, state and local income & property tax returns, as applicable
  • Conduct bi-weekly payroll audits
  • Conduct annual fixed asset audits


  • Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance (CPA/CMA/MBA a plus)
  • 5 to 7 years of progressive experience in accounting/finance as Plant Controller (or equivalent) in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience developing and leading annual budget, periodic forecasting and monthly closing process
  • Experience developing and analyzing complex financial models
  • Strong IT systems aptitude (Excel, SAP, BPC, Word, PowerPoint, ect.)    Strong SAP knowledge is a must.

  • Reports to Plant Manager
  • Strong matrix reporting responsibility to Senior Plant Controller
  • Other colleagues and Internal Customers
  • Plant Staff
  • Regional Director of Operations, Beverage Finance Manager, VP Operations & VP Finance of Beverage Business Unit
  • Plant Controllers at other Beverage Plants
  • ARPNA Shared Services Accounting Staff
  • Other Finance staff within Beverage Business Unit



Joe Domaradski
South East Regional Manager

Joe has extensive experience in the staffing and recruiting industry. He has worked throughout the country opening up new offices and managing multiple markets. Joe is the Regional Manager for our Southeast Region (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia).

Jos is a Navy veteran that worked in the Pentagon. He is a big sports enthusiast and enjoys living near the beautiful South Florida beaches. Joe has one daughter who is currently attending college.

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