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Operations Controller

Location: Circleville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Job Details

Job Location
US-OH-Circleville - Circleville, OH

Position Type
Full Time

Job Category

Position Summary

The Operations Controller is a strategic member of the plant leadership team and advisor to the Plant Manager and operations team. The Operational Controller provides data, analysis, and guidance to improve plant operational and financial performance. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership, communication and collaboration skills and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This role requires individuals who are well organized, flexible, and enjoy the challenges of supporting manufacturing locations, either on site or remotely.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Updates weekly / monthly / annual financial forecasts as required; works with plant leadership to flex operating costs based on revenue changes
  • Establishes and maintains standard product costing including material cost, labor rates, fixed and variable overhead rates; analyzes, understands, and communicates variances; works with extended team to recommend solutions and resolve variances
  • Coordinates and leads annual budget cycle for location using provided tools and templates; prepares files for consolidation and completes year-over-year analysis and reporting
  • Completes daily and month-end finance activities as needed; provides files and data required for consolidation; prepares and presents monthly reporting package
  • Ensures the integrity of the plant balance sheet at all times; completes or directs account reconciliations
  • Leads, mentors, and supports plant accounting team and others as needed
  • Provides project-based support and ad-hoc reporting as required by local and corporate leadership teams
  • Ensures compliance with internal controls and corporate policies/procedures in order to provide consistent financial reporting and to protect company assets
  • Provides support as needed for both internal and external audit
  • Completes all other tasks as assigned

    Education and Job Experience Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required in one or more of the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, or Business
    • 5+ years' experience a Financial leadership role, ideally in a manufacturing setting
      Decision Making Authority
      • Manages, directs, and audits all functions of the Accounting department.
      • Understands scope of responsibility and is confident and knowledgeable in making recommendations and/or decisions within this scope.
      • Appropriately escalates other decisions to manager or leadership team members as needed.

        Required Competencies, Skills, and Experience
        • Strong knowledge and proven experience with product costing, standard costs, and variance analysis
        • Thorough and relevant knowledge of manufacturing operations, ideally in the automotive industry
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills; comfortable presenting financial and operational data in individual and group settings
        • Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail
        • Knowledge of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
        • Good working knowledge of local and state tax requirements and regulations
        • Strong ERP knowledge and skills; proficient in Microsoft Office applications
        • Must be self-directed
          Preferred Skills
          • 5+ years' experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
          • Experience with PLEX ERP software
          • Advanced MS Excel experience, including pivot tables
          • Experience in MS Access databases
            Work Environment and Physical Demands
            • Employee may be required to work unusual work hours, at times with little advance notice.
            • Travel should be minimal, however, travel to other manufacturing plants may be required periodically.
            • The position requires the ability to work in non-climate-controlled plant areas and climate-controlled office areas.
            • While in manufacturing locations, employees may be exposed to forklift traffic, moving production lines, and fumes; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
            • Employees may be required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
              The work environment and physical demands detailed above are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


              The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Keywords: EG INDUSTRIES, Columbus , Operations Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Circleville, Ohio

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