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Plant Controller Resume

OBJECTIVE:

  • To obtain a position where my wide range of experience in finance/accounting operations will maximally be utilized.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Plant Controller

Responsibilities:

  • Oversaw all plant finance, purchasing, and materials operations, including hiring, training, and motivating the team
  • Managed weekly financial reporting for in - house tool builds to update program management on progress to goals/project profitability
  • Developed, implemented, and led continuous improvement discussion and tracking, resulting in annual CI savings of $500K (30% improvement to net income)
  • Prepared and presented annual budget to company management/ownership, tracking performance to plan
  • Developed and implemented a process to report forecasted cash flow to corporate finance
  • Quoted production pricing to military customers
  • Developed processes to conduct and reconcile annual physical inventory
  • Prepared and presented monthly financial reporting package to company management/ownership
  • Worked with internal and external auditors for all financial, purchasing, and materials functions
  • Prepared plant financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Analyzed month-end financials including budget and forecast variance and bottom-line impact
  • Investigated and explained accounting issues with other departments within the company
  • Prepared regular, accurate financial forecasting to drive company decisions
  • Managed month-end, quarter-end, and year-end journal entries while maintaining supporting schedules
  • Coordinated all account reconciliation and review

Confidential

Senior Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and refined schedules to prepare annual profit plans and quarterly forecasts
  • Built cost models to facilitate the absorption/integration of a joint venture operation that previously functioned in the Lansing plant, contributing to efficiency improvements that increased program profitability by 15%
  • Recommended, implemented, and communicated process changes to reduce the time of the month-end closing cycle by 50%
  • Developed and implemented regular BOM reviews and cost updates for 1,000 part numbers on an annual basis in order to report more accurate product costs
  • Developed schedules to facilitate regular labor reviews with management to ensure that the plant is performing according to plan
  • Coordinated month-end reporting with all departments for Management Operational Review
  • Prepared weekly analysis including forecasts and bridges to track month-to-date and quarter-to-date results
  • Worked with outside CPAs to complete annual audits
  • Prepared plant financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Analyzed month-end financials including budget and forecast variance and bottom-line impact
  • Investigated and explained accounting issues with other departments within the company
  • Presented daily and monthly financial results to plant management team
  • Managed month-end, quarter-end, and year-end journal entries while maintaining supporting schedules
  • Coordinated all account reconciliation and review

Confidential

Financial Reporting/Forecasting Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Finance department
  • Led a project to integrate the accounting system with the payroll system
  • Recommended, implemented, and communicated numerous policy changes contributing to an improvement in the company’s overall efficiency and a year-to-year bottom-line improvement of $20M
  • Worked with outside CPAs to complete quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Prepared individual and consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP for plants in Bronson, MI and Hopkinsville, KY
  • Coordinated month-end financial analysis including budget variance and bottom-line impact
  • Investigated and explained accounting issues with other departments within the company
  • Presented financial results to upper management including Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Financial Officer
  • Managed month-end, quarter-end, and year-end journal entries while maintaining supporting schedules
  • Reported financial results to Accounting for the parent company in Japan for consolidation purposes
  • Prepared and maintained bank reconciliations
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys and returns for local, state, and federal government entities
  • Reported eligibility for free trade agreements on products to customers and maintained eligibility data on purchased parts
  • Prepared process flows, identified business risks, and conducted internal audits to ensure compliance with JSOX

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