Plant Controller - Roofing

SaintGobain   •  

Shreveport, LA

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 361 days ago


The Incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Manage the timely completion of the month-end financial close
  • Demonstrate awareness of all elements of a plant’s financial statements
  • Prepare all post closing plant financial analysis, performance reports and meaningful commentary
  • Prepare and coordinate the annual budget at the plant level.
  • Prepare, maintain and analyze product standard costs
  • Support the analytical needs of the Regional Controller and other financial management
  • Partner with plant management to increase plant efficiency and profitability
  • Prepare analysis to understand the financial ramifications of current and proposed business actions
  • Identify issues and proactively initiate analyses / solutions to plant issues
  • Ensure compliance with SGC and EPG policies and procedures
  • Oversee and reconcile inventory cycle counts and annual physical inventory
  • Assist in preparation of capital appropriations requests
  • Track/review cost reduction projects and maintain required reporting
  • Ad hoc analysis
  • Partner with Plant Management
  • Active participation in Plant Staff meetings
  • Involvement in and support of Plant Review meeting
  • Identify and manage process improvement initiatives
  • Identify issues and proactively initiate analysis (labor, material usage, spending, etc.)
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting for plant and operations management
  • Cost reduction monitoring, reporting, and results auditing (where applicable)
  • Month End Closing:
  • Inventory verification and control
  • Prepare journal entries to be posted by SSC
  • Analysis of financial results
  • Account reconciliations
  • Month-end Analysis and Reporting:
  • Prepare month end reports
  • Prepare manufacturing variance analysis
  • Plant Manager Financial Review
  • Support needs of Regional Controller, Director of Cost & Financial Analysis and group Controller
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis and reporting upon request
  • Perform cost and operating variance analysis
  • Assist in planning and analysis of other forecasts
  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget
  • Analytically review and challenge the budget and all assumptions
  • Prepare plant presentation and budget book.
  • Ensure proper internal controls and compliance with SGC/EPG policies and procedures
  • Coordinate and support annual Self-Assessment review
  • Support ICS audit activities, coordinating plant responses and follow-up.
  • Other duties such as:
  • Prepare and maintain product standard costing
  • Oversee and reconcile inventory cycle counts and annual physical inventory
  • Support capital expenditure appropriation request development
  • Coordinate and support annual fixed asset desk review, tri-annual fixed asset audit

This position will need the capacity to meet the needs of a complex, diverse, dynamic and fast paced organization that will pose a wide variety of challenges from a manufacturing level. This position must answer these challenges quickly and accurately, keeping in mind the requirements from GAAP. Although some challenges have standardized answers, many do not, and require creative thought and strong analytical skills to solve. Typically, these questions concern inventory valuation, operational variances, location capacity, etc.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance , CPA, CMA, or MBA preferable or equivalent, complementary work experience
  • A minimum Five (5) years of progressive cost accounting and analysis experience with a major manufacturing organization. A strong emphasis should be put on knowledge of management accounting, cost and inventory accounting, and GAAP
  • Strong analytical skills are required to quickly grasp issues impacting the plant’s financial results
  • Strong IT aptitude to deliver effective desktop reporting (paperless web-enabled environment), utilize business warehouse tools and MS Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentations
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are required
  • Capable of leading a process team and able to define clear vision, goals, and service standards
  • Ability to manage projects, work independently, and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of the location
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across plant and functional organizations.
  • Demonstrated client service orientation