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Robert Half International Plant Controller in Chicago, Illinois


We are searching for a Controller with experience as a manufacturing plant operations accountant. This critical leader is responsible for leading and performing all day-to-day finance responsibilities associated with plant operations.

Essential Job Functions

• Assist management in the decision-making process that allows for profit maximization or cost minimization.

• Implement procedures to ensure that all company financial policies are followed and to insure that adequate internal controls are in place.

• Manage the General Ledger, Cost, Inventory, Fixed Assets.

• Prepare quarterly, monthly and periodic Financial Reports and Analysis for submission to Divisional Management.

• Prepare month end closings within 4 business days accurately and on time.

• Work closely with the staff, perpetuate a positive, team-oriented, continuous improvement environment, and provide the coaching and motivation necessary for plant and personal success.

• Monitor, approve and analyze all spending

• Preparation of capital requests including appropriate economic analysis when required and assure backup documentation is adequate.

• Prepare supporting schedules for the annual audit to assist the external auditors.

• Oversee and participate in the creation of the annual budget.

• Special projects as required.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or General Business with a concentration in Accounting, and preferably a CPA certificate. Proficient in GAAP.

• 5+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities in accounting.

• Industry experience must include manufacturing (large plant environment preferred

• Thorough understanding of manufacturing plant operations.

• Must meet deadlines and deliver quality results

• Inventory Control background that includes interacting with Plant personnel and do department walk throughs to check for any inventory discrepancies.

• Ability to work in fast paced environment

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Products

• Experience with JDE preferred, but not req

Click 'Apply' or call Kim Burnette at 708-429-5218

Requirements CPA, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Cost Accounting, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

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