Plant Controller in Birmingham, AL

Plant Controller Job Description

Plant controllers should have strong analytical skills, expertise in accounting systems and a focus on operational finance. Typically requiring at least eight years of experience in accounting or finance, this role is especially suited for those who have spent some of those years in a manufacturing environment. A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required, with additional credentials such as a CPA, CMA or MBA being highly valued. The role calls for strong leadership qualities, superior communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting.

Typical plant controller duties:

Overseeing financial operations at the plant level, including budgeting, forecasting, and reportingCollaborating with plant management to analyze and optimize manufacturing processes, identify cost-reduction opportunities, and enhance profitabilityManaging the preparation and dissemination of plant-level financial statements, ensuring compliance with GAAPConducting comprehensive analysis of production costs, material consumption, and inventory levelsFacilitating and supporting internal and external auditsEnsuring compliance with applicable state and federal regulations as well as adherence to corporate policiesAssessing risks associated with plant operations and implementing appropriate risk-mitigation strategiesLeading and training an accounting and finance team at the plant

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ADP - Financial Services
About Time
Accounting Functions
Accounts Payable (AP)
Budget Processes
CapEx
Capital Management
Cost Accounting
ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
Salary for Plant Controller in Birmingham, AL
96900 - 121125
25th percentile
96900
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
111388
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
121125
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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