Plant Controller

Bluewater Hayes, Inc. Published: August 28, 2017
Experience Level
Job Function
Accounting/Audit, FInance
Date Posted


Our client is an innovative, high-tech manufacturer in the industrial space. Located in Hickory, NC, this branch of a European manufacturing company offers a “one-stop shop” for its customers from R&D through finished production. The company continues to evolve in its focus and technology to meet the demands of its customers putting it on solid ground for continued growth into the future.

Company benefits and features

  • Focus on people development and product offering innovation
  • Operational excellence through lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Organizational leadership expected from the plant controller

Your role with the company

You will have ultimate responsibility to provide operational financial leadership and analysis to support plant management in making sound business decisions with a goal of improving profitability. Specifically, you’ll be responsible over cost accounting, inventory control, CAPEX monitoring, revenue recognition and credit management, monthly performance analysis and all reporting and commentary on the results. You will also be responsible to produce forecasts and budgets of the plant P&L.

Some key benefits of this role are:

  • Variety of work – both routine and non-routine
  • Excellent visibility to the business
  • Travel up to 10% to the group headquarters in Europe

Successful candidates will have many of these things

  • Accounting degree (required)
  • CMA designation (preferred)
  • 4+ years direct cost accounting experience
  • 8+ years operational accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong systems/ERP experience, SAP preferred
  • Advanced excel skills
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