PLANT ACCOUNTING MANAGER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 15355
Status: Inactive / Filled
Title: PLANT ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Job Location: Chicago, IL - Maywood
Base Compensation: $75,000 — $90,000
Total Compensation: $75,000 — $95,000
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: No
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Job Categories: Accounting
Industries: Manufacturing / Distribution

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

Upside to be Controller; profitable manufacturer with $15M revenues; part of a private equity group and fits into a $135-140M group postfolio with common parent and global operations.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Private equity infused manufacture of electronic and electro-mechanical products sold to global markets. Business has grown from $65M to $135M in last 4 years due to new product innovation, expanding global markets, and acquisitions. Company wants to expand beyond $200M by late 2015/early 2016. Looking for a value-adding and hands on manufacturing accounting manager with upside potential to be Divisional Controller in 12-18 months. Located just off I290 west of downtown Chicago is a $15-16M profit center with 50+ % margins that expects to grow 12-15% in 2013. This is a manufacturing center of excellence for product innovation that targets OEM markets. Report to GM and Corporate Controller (not local), supervise staff of two, and partner across total business. Be involved in all accounting, planning, analysis, and forecasting functions. Quick overview is as follows: • Be responsible for all monthly accounting and reporting including account analysis and reconciliations • Report and analyze variances to budget and forecast as part of the monthly close • Prepare weekly cash reports and forecasts • Prepare monthly forecasts on key performance and business metrics • Lead weekly review weekly and month to date estimates versus budget • Prepare and develop the annual plant budget including developing standards • Conduct inventory audits (cycle counts) and economic cost studies to better understand inventory levels, reduce obsolesce, and increase inventory turns. • Partner with engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain to identify and quantify cost savings opportunities; partner on kaizen and process improvement events to improve business operations, manage inventory, and reduce cost. • Contribute on cost estimates for new products and review pricing on new contracts to ensure proper margins • Manage the credit and collection function and lower DSO. • Process weekly/semi-weekly payroll through third party; • Manage capital project process including the review and approval of capital project requests, identify obsolescence and project expenses, prepare financial justifications, and ensure timely creation of assets in system

QUALIFICATIONS

BS Accounting required; CPA or MBA a plus. Must have hands-on experience with manufacturing accounting including cost, inventory, and variances to budget. Must have experience with general accounting and financial reporting. Experience with Navision, Syteline, QAD, JDE, JBA, Oracle, Mas 90/200, SAP or like software is a plus. Ideal candidate was either groomed by a regional/national CPA firm or progressive manufacturing company
Education: Bachelor's
  
Total Years of Experience: 5-6+
  
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