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Plant Controller / Operational Cost Accountant

Closing: Nov 18, 2022

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Published: Nov 11, 2022 (24 days ago)

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • University Degree in Economics, Finance or Business Management with minimum of 7 years post-qualification experience.
  • Prior business support experience is essential.
  • Prior experience in a mass-market production focussed manufacturing facility is a plus, though not essentially required.
  • Excellent accountancy understanding, ideally incl. previous exposure to US GAAP.
  • Ability to think strategically and drive the right actions for the longer-term benefit of the business.
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel + Powerpoint required; MS Access, SAP R/3, SAP BPC are an additional benefit.


Responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS:

  • University Degree in Economics, Finance or Business Management with minimum of 7 years post-qualification experience.
  • Prior business support experience is essential.
  • Prior experience in a mass-market production focussed manufacturing facility is a plus, though not essentially required.
  • Excellent accountancy understanding, ideally incl. previous exposure to US GAAP.
  • Ability to think strategically and drive the right actions for the longer-term benefit of the business.
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel + Powerpoint required; MS Access, SAP R/3, SAP BPC are an additional benefit.


  • Deliver Budgets and manage plant financial performance: Analyze monthly financial performance of the manufacturing site, with particular focus on volumes produced, conversion cost incurred and cost savings delivered. Prepare monthly business commentaries. Provide timely, relevant, and actionable reporting of key performance measures.
  • Provide accurate P&L forecast projections (including absorption, functional expenses, material variances, and efficiency variances) linked to the S&OP process. Highlight risks & opportunities with regards to future plant performance.
  • Lead the preparation of formalized Capital Investment proposals in the context of capacity expansion of the plant. Identify and quantify drivers of costs and benefits and perform Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis. Obtain sign-off by senior global leaders of the company. Ensure project execution is in line with approved investment proposals. Develop & improve capital project spending tracking systems.
  • Finance Lead for the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) / Lean manufacturing principles. Get involved as part of the cross-functional Focused Improvement (FI) team. Perform loss tree analysis and quantify the impact of improved equipment productivity (OEE). Influence the team to take decisions which will result in strong plant financial performance. Highlight and quantify financial opportunities (e.g. related to sub-optimal allocation of resources / sources of waste), prepare recommendations for improvement and drive to have these recommendations implemented.
  • Main point of contact for external and internal auditors. Support the delivery against statutory reporting requirements. Be a champion for Internal Controls – Ensure best-in-class Internal Controls are in operation at the site. Drive to continuously improve the Internal Control environment, with a particular focus on compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements. Implement process improvements based on recommendations made by Global Internal Audit.


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