Plant Controller in Mankato MN

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Plant Controller
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Mankato MN
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Job Types:
Accountant, Controller, Cost Accountant

Company Description

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We’re not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It’s in our DNA. We’ve turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world’s largest meat snack business, that’s still proudly family owned and operated.

We’re a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s ##1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.

Job Description

The primary purpose of the Plant Controller is to provide management, both corporate and plant, with accurate and timely accounting and financial analysis support to assist in making informed production, sales and marketing decisions and to direct an accounting staff.


The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Develop and maintain effective cost reporting and accounting mechanisms for production and inventory expenditures

  • Analyze production, inventory, and labor costs, report analysis and recommendations to reduce or control costs to management

  • Assist and advise plant management in establishing or revising production, labor, and inventory cost standards

  • Preparation of capital expenditure requests for the plant

  • Post transactions to the General Ledger and otherwise assist in month end closing and preparation of monthly financial statements

  • Assist in the evaluation and modification of accounting policy and procedure to increase accounting productivity

  • Prepare plant budgets and forecasts

  • Present plant financial results to Sr. Leadership on a monthly basis

  • Manage a staff of 3

  • Assist the corporate cost accounting team in the development of periodic reporting on key plant KPI’s (key performance indicators) for senior operations leadership

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.


Required Education:

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance

Required Experience:

  • 3-5 years of prior experience in a cost accounting capacity
  • 3-5 years of prior experience in a supervisory capacity in an accounting function

  • Advanced PC skills, particularly Excel

  • Advanced mathematical skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Prior cost accounting experience, either in a retail, food, grocery or consumer goods organization
  • Experience working with SAP
  • CPA license
  • Prior business management experience


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees
  • Must demonstrate effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, and employee motivational skills.
  • Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Additional Information

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that your employer has violated its responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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