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Plant Controller

Company: Careerbuilder-US
Location: Elgin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY:
Strategic financial leader who can influence the future direction of the company, run an efficient and effective finance operation, manage risk, and ensure sustainable growth. Day-to-day would involve directing controlling and accounting activities for HARTING, Inc. North American manufacturing by performing the following duties in accordance with the HARTING global corporate guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university;
8-10 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
Proven work experience as a Plant Controller
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
Experience with creating financial statements
Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
Excellent accounting software user and administration skills

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred but is not required.

HARTING Americas is a subsidiary of HARTING Technology Group, a German-based global leader in the connector industry. We develop, manufacture and sell the world's most durable and reliable products and solutions for use in mechanical and plant engineering, factory automation, power generation and distribution as well as industrial electronics and data centers.

Our Culture:
As a third generation, family-owned company, with over 75 years of history, we continue to create value and shape the future with technologies for people. You will discover that we work hard - to fulfill our personal, company, and customer goals, and in our commitment to our community with our holiday drives and our paid VTO (Voluntary Time Off). You will also discover that we like to have fun - like when we celebrate the holidays, host theme days and sweater parties, prost to Oktoberfest, and much more!

HARTING USA offers an attractive total compensation package and employee benefits, including:

18 days PTO (Paid Time Off) to start - quickly earn more PTO as you stick with us (33 days max)
Medical, dental, and vision - several Blue Cross Blue Shield plan options to choose from
Company-sponsored life, AD&D, and short- and long-term disability - at no cost to employee
401(k) with a 4% dollar-for-dollar match - fully vested upon eligibility!

Job Requirements:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - include but are not limited to the following.

Strategic
Act as a business partner with regards to the commercial process and ensure that the results meet the requirements of our customers in terms of time, accuracy and costs
Ability to communicate and present material at the executive level and influence management decisions
Accomplished in continuous improvement processes, and introducing methods to become leaner, better integrated and faster
Strong mindset of developing results-oriented decision-making processes
Adept at analyzing results, its impact, and the financial effects of investment decisions
Financial
Manage all manufacturing finance activities
Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances as per corporate guidelines and deadlines for all HARTING companies of North America.
Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements and reports using MS Excel, Access and SAP BW for all HARTING North America manufacturing.
Evaluate cash flow and ensure appropriate cash levels for all bank accounts for US, and Mexico.
Monitor and prepare monthly closing activities for variance analysis, forecast, using the company's ERP system (SAP).
Deep knowledge of standard and actual costing as it pertains to manufacturing costs
Coordinate consolidation requirements, including coordination with outside accounting firms for year-end review.
Other duties may be assigned per Management.

Keywords: Careerbuilder-US, Elgin , Plant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Elgin, Illinois

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