Controller II

$81,000 - $115,000 yearly
  • The Resume Review - Recruiting Department
  • St Joseph, MO, USA
  • Nov 18, 2022
Full time Business Development Sales

Job Description

Job description
Must submit a resume in .pdf or Word format to be considered.
If you are looking to work with smart people in a fast-paced environment, and partner with plant leadership to drive business results; If you have a commitment to know our business and outperform, lead through collaboration, caring while being candid and listening to others’ points of view, then this company is for you! Our purpose is to “Raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do”. Our work environment, as well as our focus on people and innovation, makes this company a great place to work. 
Position Summary 
The Controller II for the St. Joseph Plant will be responsible for the following activities: direct activities in maintaining the cost accounting and financial analysis systems, both formal and informal. Ensure the accuracy of product costs which include the base material, ingredient, packaging, labor, and overhead components; the cost of production; and the monthly manufacturing variances.
Direct activities in maintaining the financial accounting and payroll systems, both formal and informal including administration of the payroll and timekeeping processes and development and maintenance of appropriate internal accounting controls in the safeguarding of the corporation's assets. Provide direction to management with regular internal and external financial reporting and forecasting efforts.
Supervision of the following activities: reporting and analysis of plant performance; all production reporting and inventory functions; creation, reporting and analysis of Cost Savings and/or Cost Reduction activities at the plant level; providing financial analysis and cost estimates in support of new product development or cost reduction efforts; payroll and hourly payroll timekeeping records processes and accounts payable exception resolution. Maintain and develop business relationships with headquarters personnel, maintenance, operations, engineering, materials supervision and management. 
Provide credible, accurate, thorough, and in-depth financial analyses in support of plant operations. Support LEAN and Safety initiatives as appropriate. Lead the efforts in preparation of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Long Range Plan (LRP), annual projections or outlooks of performance and weekly and monthly forecasts of expected performance. Develop and implement key controls for SOX compliance. Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes. Develop and lead all direct reports as well as facilitating/expanding plant managements financial proficiency. 
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.  MA, MBA and/or CPA preferred. Finance and/or Cost Accounting experience; preferably in the food industry. 
  • Experience: 6+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with an understanding of standard cost and variance reporting.  Knowledgeable in the areas of GAAP, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger Accounting, Payroll, and SOX. Understand the dynamics of procurement, production and finished good delivery, the interdependencies of these activities and how they impact profitability. Requires knowledge of cost accounting practices and theories. 
  • Special Skills: Strong leadership skills of team members; critical thinking skills. Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.  
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Excel and knowledge of SAP and data base systems.   
  • Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of team members; critical thinking skills 
  • Supervisory: 1-3 Direct Reports