Plant Controller in Chicago IL

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Plant Controller
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Chicago IL
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Accountant, Controller, Financial Analyst
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The Plant Controller is responsible for the full cycle accounting for the plant facility. Duties include: preparing and maintaining accurate financial records by performing a variety of complex admin and accounting tasks, applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of financial records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports in order to achieve the financial objectives of the location.

  • Support Divisional Controller and Plant Manager through standardized and consistent reporting.
  • Coordination and execution of consistent accounting procedures in accordance with OSI company policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Act as point of contact with OSI Corporate to manage requests for information and coordinate due dates and provide consistent and accurate information.
  • Work with other OSI facilities, regions, and corporate Accounting/Finance personnel to streamline the month-end, yearly close procedures, payroll, and budgeting process.
  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost or variance analyses and profitability.
  • Participate in management meetings to provide input on costing, expenses, payroll, capital investments and other financial matters related to existing or developing products and customers.
  • Participate in a variety of internal and external audits by providing required financial information and explaining processes, procedures, and data. Follow up and implement any changes to enhance internal controls
  • Recommend methods, systems, and procedural changes to improve operating efficiency and financial information.
  • Responsible for cost accounting including development and refinement of bill of materials and standard product costs.
  • Review financial statement detail for reasonableness and identify trends and unusual items.
  • Maintain the fixed asset records for the plant, utilizing SAGE fixed asset system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal, comprehension, listening and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented, Well-organized
  • 6+ years of experience in accounting/finance environment
  • Food processing/manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Possess strong time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of general ledger systems, financial chart of accounts, and corporate procedures
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced, complex environment with an emphasis on accuracy and timelines
  • Proficiency in MS office suite with strong Excel knowledge is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of Movex or ERP systems.
  • B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related areas of study.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, walk, use hands or finger, talk, hear, feel objects, tools, or controls; may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision to a computer screen.
  • Can work in a plant environment

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.

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