Plant Controller

  • Location
    Sarasota, Tennessee
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Plant Controller (Full-Time)

Our client, an established manufacturing company, is looking for a Plant Controller for one of their plants located in Sarasota, FL. They are looking for an experienced Plant Controller who will partner with operations/leaders at both the plant level and corporate headquarters.

Job Description:

As the Controller you will be responsible for full scope accounting and finance. You will partner with plant leadership to keep them on task from a finance perspective and be their business partner.


  • Leads the business planning and budgeting process.
  • Partners with the business Leadership Team to develop and execute strategic deployment initiatives and provides leadership in the Unit’s overall business management.
  • Monthly financial forecasting and actual performance management and reporting. 
  • Financial oversight of the manufacturing business by publishing metrics and participation in daily management processes driving continuous improvement.
  • Identifies and drives special studies on new products and product line profit contribution.
  • Performs Capital acquisition review and analysis.
  • Manages accuracy of cost accounting environment. Leads periodic update of standard costs.
  • Leads completeness and accuracy of annual physical inventory count data processing across multiple sites.
  • Actively contributes to finance / cost accounting elements of ERP system upgrade.
  • Implements, maintains and owns internal operating procedures and controls that contribute to the optimal utilization of company resources while safeguarding its assets.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Controllership function to ensure compliance to US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, Corporate policies and procedures and local statutory requirements.
  • Responsible for leading the Controllership function on all monthly, quarterly and year-end closings, and the accurate and timely reporting of financial information to Unit Staff, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Tax and Property Accounting, and internal/external auditors.
  • Responsible for the management and development of the Unit’s financial team.
  •  Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 8+ years’ experience of accounting in a manufacturing environment; 3+ years in management at the plant level
  • Strong understanding of physical inventory and cost accounting
  • Proven ability to function in a high-pace environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform higher-level functions in Excel
  • Desire to work on ad hoc projects
  • If you are interested and meet the minimum qualifications, please email your resume to

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