Plant Finance Manager in Turlock CA

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Dairy Farmers of America
Plant Finance Manager
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Turlock CA
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Job Types:
Accountant, Financial Analyst, Financial Management

This position oversees all operational accounting activities at the Turlock, CA facility, including financial reporting, operating expense budgeting, cost accounting, internal controls, inventory, accounts payable, and fixed assets. The position will partner with the plant management to understand financial impacts of KPI’s and ensure accurate, timely and meaningful plant operations reporting and analysis

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting and Functions:

  • Maintains accounting systems, and processes that ensure accurate and timely presentation of plant financial results and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Subject matter expert in plant KPI’s and plant yields
  • Analyzes current and past trends in plant KPI’s and other metrics
  • Participates in meetings with plant management on operational reviews
  • Partners with operations on cost control, cost reduction, and productivity improvement initiatives
  • Partners with operations to prepare and analyze capital project returns

Financial Analysis

  • Prepares the plant manufacturing expense budget, monthly forecasts and variance analysis
  • Monitors spending against budgets by working closely with department heads in meeting their budgetary restrictions
  • Responsible for accounting and control of plant inventory transactions, accounts payable, fixed assets and internal controls
  • Approve all accounts payable payments after review for appropriate documentation, expense classification and reasonableness of expenditure


  • Partners with plant to understand drivers of variances and opportunities to improve unfavorable ones
  • Review inventory transactions -- understand drivers for adjustments and opportunities for more accurate inventory
  • Co-manage physical inventory counts and ensure count procedures are adhered to, large variances are understood, and action plans as required are determined and carried out

Financial Integrity, Month-end Close and Ad-Hoc Reporting

  • Performs all close functions in a timely manner (journal entries, variance analyses, reviews)
  • Prepares all balance sheet and inventory reconciliations (including book to books) required in a timely manner
  • Responsible for ensuring the fixed asset sub-ledger accurately reflects the condition and location of the plant&##39;s property, plant and equipment
  • Provide assistance with financial/other audits as needed
  • Develops financial models and perform analysis to support volume/capacity decisions


  • Directs, motivates, and trains employees to ensure functions are carried out efficiently and accurately
  • Ensures effective departmental structure, talent development and succession planning
  • Provides support and training to plant personnel on system issues

Information Systems: (as required)

  • Works with IS department on upgrades, troubleshooting problems

Overall Accountabilities:

Financial Reporting

Ensures that all plant manufacturing reporting is accurate according to currently accepted financial practices. Responsible for the compiling and reporting against the annual plant manufacturing budget. Responsible for ensuring internal controls are implemented, and proper inventory management.

Team Development

Maximizes the operating and performance capacity of the plant accounting team by developing the capabilities of the individual team members.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Participates on cross-functional teams and collaborates with other departments to improve processes and efficiencies. Effectively manages relationships with others.


Acts with integrity. Treats others with dignity and respect. Models behavior that is consistent with DFA&##39;s core values. Delivers on commitments and deadlines and holds others accountable for the same. Aptitude to constructively challenge the status quo and drive efficiencies.


Effectively communicates with all levels of the organization. Demonstrates excellent presentation, oral, and written communication skills. Executes outstanding internal customer communication and relationship building techniques.

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