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Robert Half Plant Controller in Athens, Georgia


Plant Controller

Robert Half is looking for a Plant Controller for our client in Athens, GA. They are a Global Fortune 500 packaging company with 109 manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. They specialize as being a leading supplier of sustainable metal and plastic packaging solutions for consumer goods products for food, beverage, health care, garden, home, personal care, and beauty products. If you are interested in being part of a stable, reliable, and environmentally conscious company who is an essential part of the world's food supply chain as the Plant Controller, and ensuring compliance with all company, corporate and legal policies, procedures, regulations and requirements, and safeguarding of all company assets then please apply today!

How you will make an impact:

  • Analyze and accurately report current month’s financial results to the plants, sales and corporate management in accordance with corporate format and time requirements.

  • Prepare monthly reports of results, monthly forecasts, annual operating plan and strategic planning.

  • Submit all financial transactions, transmissions and reporting on a timely and accurate basis.

  • Ensure accuracy of the physical inventory and report all findings. Investigate and explain book-to-physical variances.

  • Assemble and lead monthly inventory audits and report findings.

  • Maintain a perpetual inventory for finished goods and reconcile this perpetual to production, shipping and returns daily.

  • Analyze potential excess and obsolete inventory items monthly.

  • Responsible for internal controls at the plant for operations and finance.

  • Assure adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley.

  • Resolve questions and internal controls with corporate financial management.

  • Analyze internal controls to ensure assets are adequately safeguarded and results are accurately reported.

  • Develop and maintain standard costs, create and maintain bills of materials.

  • Attend daily production meetings.

  • Perform periodic walkthroughs of the plant with the Direct of Operation to discuss production and costing issues.

  • Review labor reporting and cost, materials, manufacturing overhead, distribution cost, returns and inventory levels.

  • Verifying and controlling the purchasing of fixed assets and other monthly expenditures.

  • Supervising a staff of 1-3 in various accounting positions.


401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Disability insurance

Employee assistance program

Flexible spending account

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance


What you'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as a Plant Controller or Cost Manager in manufacturing environment, managing a staff with emphasis on cost accounting, reporting and variance analysis

  • Preferred Qualifications: MBA, CMA OR CPA with solid cost accounting background; experience with JD Edwards and system conversion

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Christian Hailey.

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