Plant Controller

  • Location
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
  • Salary:
    $ 110000 - $ 130000

Parker+Lynch is conducting a search for an experienced Controller for a global manufacturer in the Bradenton/Sarasota area.  The Controller will be responsible for developing talent and growing the accounting department while also improving the financial intelligence of the company and leaders of various departments within the organization.  You will receive incredible benefits, a competitive salary, and high visibility globally.  

Job Description

The Plant Controller manages all aspects of accounting for the production facility, including cost accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, payroll, accounts payable, budgeting and forecasting. The Controller is an active member of the plant management team and is expected to lead and support all aspects of facility operations.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Oversee cost accounting functions to include familiarity with inner-workings of cost accounting systems and oversight of variance and allocation reporting.
  • Research, understand and communicate financial variance drivers.
  • Oversee raw material input cost accounting to insure proper receipt, inventory, consumption calculations, variance explanations and forecasting.
  • Responsible for plant financial forecasting and budgeting, to include development, reporting and communicating to appropriate parties.
  • Oversee plant-wide hourly payroll processing and accounting.
  • Oversee plant-specific accounts payable processing.
  • Oversee plant customer billing and invoice processing.
  • Oversee all aspects of general accounting including balance sheet account reconciliations and assurance of appropriate accruals and proper accounting treatment.
  • Responsible for financial management of plant inventories.
  • Working closely with corporate finance group to insure corporate and external reporting requirements are met.
  • Oversee month-end close process.
  • Capital and fixed asset management, including project financial support (return analysis), spend forecasting and insuring proper administration of placed in service, depreciation, retirements and CIP control.
  • Effectively communicate financial results to plant management team as well as corporate management team.
  • Responsible for plant internal controls and policy compliance.
  • Act as financial liaison between plant and other business groups, including sales, customer service, product development, mills, supply chain, procurement, etc.
  • Supervise finance team of exempts and non-exempts, while promoting an energetic and positive environment of continuous improvement and development.
  • Analytical support as required.
  • Bachelor's degree Accounting or Finance required.
  • MBA and CPA highly preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in operational finance/accounting leadership
  • Minimum 3 - 5+ years experience in a manufacturing standard cost environment or similar background in general accounting, with experience in forecasting, budgeting, variance analysis, and inventory management.
  • Strong writing and communication skills mandatory
  • Experience in problem solving, complex financial analysis and people management key.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point mandatory.
If you are interested in being considered for this role, please email your resume to Faith Jones at