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Plant Controller - Dart - Mason, MI

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Company: Dart

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Dart is searching for a Plant Controller dedicated to supporting our Plant City, FL facility as part of a much larger Global Plant Accounting Organization. You will be a key partner to the local Plant Manager to help maintain appropriate control over their spending. This position is critical in supporting Dart’s Strategic plan by supporting the development of a plant spending budget, analyzing and explaining the actual results compared to the plan, enhancing internal controls and standardized procedures. 


Our selected Plant Controller will be a tech-savvy, team player with the ability to explain financial scenarios in a clear and concise manner regardless of the audience. We are looking for a naturally inquisitive candidate that is prepared for a new challenge in a fast-paced, continually evolving environment.


We know you want more out of your career than just a paycheck, right? We’ve got you covered! We offer a tuition assistance program and access to corporate training, volunteer opportunities, and wellness incentives, just to name a few. If you are looking for a new place to call your second home, come join us, where we are friends and neighbors dedicated to safety, quality, service and efficiency.


Day to Day Role:

  • Support creation of annual operating plan for plant controllable operating expense and capital expenditures
  • Maintain variance analysis to planned expenses and support efforts to reforecast costs during the plan year
  • Perform the annual product cost standard setting process, periodic updates as required, and daily development of the product costs
  • Prepare all journal entries and account reconciliations on a monthly basis, including complex correcting journals or analytical schedules that support reserves
  • Analyze plant financial data, including cost center reports, activity rates, variances and inventory valuation. Prepare flux analysis and complex ad hoc financial analysis.
  • Complete the timely and accurate completion of month-end, year-end and ad hoc financial reporting and analysis
  • Perform error resolution/root cause analysis and implement process changes
  • Identify and implement strategic initiatives to improve efficiencies and customer service
  • Create accurate and concise verbal and written communications to internal departments and external business partners about accounting-related information
  • Manage special projects individually or as part of a cross-functional team, ensuring timely decision making and completion
  • Manage, perform and interpret data analytics to assist in business decisions
  • Support accounting policy implementation and training of plant accounting personnel. Enforce, support and seek to enhance the procedures around internal controls through cooperation and collaboration with the Internal Audit Department.
  • Maintain secure control of accounting-related documentation such as invoices, checks, journal entries and financial statements
  • Maintain accurate job aids for all duties assigned

Core Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in accounting or finance
  • Eight (8) years of experience in accounting or finance
  • Six (6) years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with plant managers and other business partners with an emphasis on cost analysis
  • Experience in assisting with development of financial justifications for capital expenditures and performance improvement projects
  • Knowledge of query, reporting and data analysis tools
  • Microsoft Excel skills to include the ability to create spreadsheets (e.g., formulas such as V-lookup, graphs, pivot tables)
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes to internal customers
  • Proven analytical problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to develop new ideas and solutions
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Works well in a team environment, working towards the common goal of the department as a whole
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) or Certified Management Accountant (“CMA”)
  • SAP experience
  • Supervisory experience with strong leadership and management skills


Job Status:

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