Plant Controller

University Park, IL 60484

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Accounting Job Number: NA163355419 Compensation: $145000-165000 / year

Job Description

Title: Plant Controller
Location: University Park, IL (Hybrid schedule) 
Terms: Direct hire 
Salary: $160k/yr 

Job Duties:
  • Lead all aspects of financial control and management at the plant, including cost accounting, general ledger, inventory control, accounts payable, and capital spending.
  • Collaborate with plant management to develop and execute strategic financial plans, including forecasting, budgeting, and long-term financial planning.
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company and regulatory standards.
  • Identify and drive opportunities to improve financial processes, implement new procedures, and enhance cost efficiency and productivity.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal controls and external regulations. 
  • Monitor and manage financial risk, including credit, liquidity, and operational risk.

  • An MBA or a professional certification such as CMA, CPA, or CFA is preferred.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in financial management is required.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic financial planning, budgeting, and cost management.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading through change, including the ability to assess organizational needs and implement effective new procedures swiftly in challenging business environments.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt
Technical Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt is a dedicated and experienced Senior Recruiting Team Lead passionate about empowering individuals through career opportunities. With an impressive track record of 8 years at Sterling, she has significantly impacted the organization's talent acquisition and development strategies.

With a remarkable 12-year career in the field of recruiting, Ashley has garnered a deep understanding of the industry's dynamics and trends. She has witnessed the ever-changing job market and thrived in guiding people through its complexities. For Ashley, the most rewarding aspect of recruitment is finding people roles that can genuinely improve their professional lives.

As a Senior Recruiting Team Lead, Ashley's leadership abilities shine through as she leads her team to excel in their roles. She believes in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment where all team member's strengths are recognized and utilized to achieve collective success.

Advice for candidates from Ashley: “Reflect on your skill sets and what makes you happy, be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses. Strengthen your online presence and always be networking!”

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