Regional Controller - Branch Operations

AM Castle   •  

Madison, WI

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 93 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Essential Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review weekly and monthly branch operating statements to ensure financial data accuracy, integrity and consistency of information while also identifying potential operating issues for further investigation/consideration by branch leadership
  • Proactively work with the BLT at each branch to ensure alignment between sales, operating expenses and inventory levels (actual and forecasts)
    • Prepare and coordinate monthly variance analysis of actuals, plan and forecast. Translate analyses into easy-to-understand presentations and visualizations
    • Maintain various management reporting models to assist branch leadership in analyzing results of operations by customer profitability, product profitability, inventory levels, etc.
    • Support the leadership team with regular financial reporting and metrics, as well as ad-hoc financial analysis as needed
    • Identify trends and recommend actions based on sound and thorough analysis
    • Review daily sales and gross profit reports to ensure accuracy of data, identify trends and recommend corrective actions
    • Liaise with the Commercial team and Corporate Credit Department to resolve any issues with outstanding customer balances and/or claims
    • Understand root cause for Cost-of-Goods-Sold (COGS) variances and recommends actions to minimize such variances
    • Continuously assess branch expenses and proactively develop plans to identify cost reductions/containments in order to improve plant performance
  • Monitor direct and indirect spend to ensure it is consistent with current business activity levels as well as initiate and drive use of preferred providers and vendors to maximize price savings initiatives
  • Work with BM and BIM to ensure integrity in inventory processes
    • Review product turnover rates and ensure sales and inventory forecasts reflect such turnover rates
    • Ensure COGS forecast changes are reflected in inventory forecasts and sales forecasts
    • Analyze branch inventory for slow-moving, excess and/or obsolete classification
    • Perform scrap audits
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) reviews at assigned branches focusing on (i) validating assumptions for identified cost-savings opportunities (ii) monitoring implementation progress of agreed-upon actions and (iii) tracking impact of such actions through respective branch operating statements
  • Support BLT and Corporate Finance team with special projects and initiatives as assigned
  • Partner effectively with the BLT and Corporate personnel to produce annual budgets and updated forecasts
  • Ensure system of internal controls is designed effectively and operating effectively to safeguard Branch assets
    • Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley 302 Certification resolutions
  • Assist the Corporate Finance and Corporate Accounting Departments
    • Develop materials such as reports, metrics, and presentations for external communications and Board of Director Meetings
    • Support both internal and external audits
    • Job Requirements

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in Accounting in a manufacturing environment
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as the positions requires direct interaction with external auditors, senior management and other accounting groups
      • Strong organizational and analytical skills
      • Prior experience and proficiency with Accounting systems and Microsoft Office, especially Excel
      • Good working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
      • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics required