Financial Controller

GreenSeed Contract Packaging
16 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract type
Full time
GreenSeed is the leading contract packaging operations in the natural and nutritional industry managing the packaging operations for well–known brands in both consumer–packaged goods and foodservice. Our clients benefit from our purpose driven culture where we manage every project from the position that "everyone matters". We implement a shared client mindset through standard operating procedures, proven quality programs, such as SQF III, HACCP, GmP and have a 100% success rate on every start–up we work on. GreenSeed combines strong collaboration with the food industry, technical operational expertise and dedication to ensure our clients never settle for anything but the best. To learn more about GreenSeed Process please visit our website at: . Position Overview:Function as a key member of the management team. Work as part of the management team to maximize profitability. Perform and coordinate all accounting and financial activities and ensure financial integrity of operations. This is a hands–on role requiring successful candidate to work at both detailed task level and higher management support level. Essential Responsibilities and Duties:Management Support:Provide financial information, analysis and support to various stakeholders (COO, Plant Manager, and President) as required.Proactively use available tools to assess existing product profitability, identify improvement opportunities and follow–through as required with commercial and operations managementLead monthly "bridge calls" discussing plant financial performance versus Budget, Prior Year and/or ForecastPrepare materials and lead discussions for all financial portions of quarterly review meetingsCoordinate and develop pricing models for each production lineCoordinate preparation and review of plant budget/forecasts with managementCoordinate preparation and submission of plant capital spending projects for management review and approvalProactively participate in plant operations via internal meetings, interaction with staff and hourly employees, walk the floor, safety advocate, etc.Develop and drive plant profitability improvement ideas and programs through a combination of specified commercial activity, cost leakage elimination, cost reduction programs, etc.Identify and elevate actual and projected financial risks and opportunities to management on a timely basis Analysis:Complete financial analysis to monitor costs and financial position in key areas (volumes, margins, scrap, utilities, labor, R&M, inventory, etc.)Analyze income statement (volumes, margins, variances, semi–variable costs, fixed costs, SG&A, etc.) and inventory transactions to identify issues, report on performance and drive continuous improvementCoordinate and develop an annual plant budget and periodic forecasts (as necessary)Develop and review designated balance sheet account reconciliationsOversee plant inventory (raw material, packaging material, finished goods, spare parts, etc.) movements and position to identify and resolve potential financial exposure or process issues (shrinkage, significant variances, obsolescence etc.)Prepare various financial models, as appropriateCoordinate the preparation and submission of plant driven (cost reduction, maintenance, quality, etc.) capital projects Accounting:Daily, weekly and month–end activities as required to ensure a complete, accurate and timely close process:Create and post financial/statistical journal entriesGeneral ledger maintenance/transactional processingMonitor and review asset additions, transfers and disposals. Ensure complete and accurate supporting documentationProcess debit/credit memo transactions (customer returns/claims, scrap shipments)Review and confirm A/P voucher batches as supplied by office managerPrepare standard financial and operational reports as neededPrepare and review assigned balance sheet account reconciliations including required supporting documentationAccurate, complete and timely financial reporting of plant results through weekly situation reports, monthly closing & reporting processEnsure relevant accounting guidelines and policies are properly and consistently appliedMonitor plant fixed assets to ensure accuracy of movements (additions, transfers, disposals, etc.) and positionAssist management in achieving A/P efficiency targetsPrepare, review and present annual and quarterly operational budgets and profit projectionsMonitor Accounts Receivable and follow up on past due accountsDaily cash managementMaintain all the required reporting to banksPrepare long term cash flow projectionsCoordinate with HR on payroll activity, process management payroll Other:Assist President and Operations with special projects as required401(k) AdministratorIT AdministratorInsurance Manager – Accounts Receivable, Workers Compensation, Company Liability, AutoPurchasing – Turnkey projects, other miscellaneous packaging items. Qualifications:Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance – CPA / CMA / MBA a plus7 – 10 years of experience in accounting / finance as Plant Controller in a manufacturing environment (or equivalent)Experience developing and leading annual budget, periodic forecasting and monthly closing processExperience developing and analyzing complex financial modelsStrong IT systems aptitude (Microsoft Office Programs, ADP Payroll, QuickBooks, ERP, etc.)Travel 10% Competencies:Leadership Framework CompetenciesAdaptableCustomer FocusAgileAwarenessSelf–motivatedDrive for ResultsProactive3–5 Applicable Competencies:Managerial CourageInfluencing OthersBusiness AcumenProcess ManagementConflict Management Relationships:Direct Report – Plant AccountantStrong matrix reporting responsibility to Plant Manager Other colleagues and Internal Customers:Plant DirectorCOOOffice Manager/HRInventory ManagerSales ManagerPresident Work Environment: Plant Manufacturing Setting The information contained herein is not intended to be an all–inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills and/or abilities. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.