Plant Finance Controller

Nigel Wright
Washington, UK
20 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
Company Multi-national Established Manufacturing Organisation Role The role of the Plant Controller is to manage the controlling of a plant in order to guarantee and optimise the plant's financial performance and competitiveness. The main missions of the role are to: Ensure compliance to all financial procedures Develop, execute and control internal finance procedures including spending authorisation in accordance with Group procedures and policies Ensure site activities are compliant with finance related procedures (product flow, inventory, routings, ...), and internal control basics Provide reliable financial/controlling informations in close relationship with other operational and support functions Lead all financial forecasting processes (budget, periodic forecast, ...) Manage reporting process ensuring reliability, consistency, transparency and delay compliance Ensure reliability of standard costing Provide all necessary controlling analysis including variance analysis/standard costs, margin/programs, plant budgetary control , squeeze management and follow up of sales and purchasing prices,... Collaborate with Shared Service Center obtaining/providing/validating proper finance information Control and manage the plant's operating cash flow (capex, inventories, overdues) In liaison with Shared Service Center provide all necessary information requested by internal and external auditors, and others local external authorities For new programs Participate in Business Plan validation, and ensure consistency with plant financial information Monitor the program start up and establish variances versus last reference business plan Participate in the program post-audit, be the finance lead person in the tracking of convergence plan related to plant activities Act as a business partner toward the plant management, and provide recommendation to the management Participate, with the management of the plant, in the development of action plans resulting from relevant analysis in order to achieve the operational targets, increase plant's financial profitability and cash optimisation (especially identification and implementation of productivity plans) Follow financial impact and progress of action plans Ensure financial awareness of plant operational teams Ensure the management and development of the controlling team Requirements Preffered: Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Masters degree in Finance Qualified CIMA - or equivalent 3 to 10 years of professional experience, according to the size and complexity of the site, including a first controlling experience at plant level Familiarity with industrial Information Systems and Flows Good accounting knowledge Business minded and strong teamwork Good communication skills