Reporting to the Regional Site Controller, this individual will be responsible for financial oversight of the manufacturing site. This individual will supervise a staff of 2-3 while managing the accounting, cost records, and internal control requirements of the site as well as supporting the Director of Operations to drive business/manufacturing results by partnering with the Site Management team. This role relies heavily on analytical abilities and experience to sort through complex data and prepares meaningful information to assist management with decision making, accounting deliverables, and business performance metrics and reports. As a member of both the Site Manufacturing team and the Americas Finance team, this individual will work cross functionally to identify areas of improvement in process and operations.
Principal Responsibilities And Duties Manage plant financial reporting and P&L responsibilities for St. Pauls, NC site. Work closely as the financial business partner to the Director of Operations for the facility to identify and measure ways for improving the profitability of the business. Monitor, analyze, investigate, and report variances to standard, budget, and prior periods, as well as recommend corrective/ improvement actions. Coordinate the development of annual operating plan and multi-year strategic plans Develop and maintain accurate cost records (setting costing rates at site level), as well as support the North America annual standards cost roll and ad hoc adjustments to standards during the year. Perform product costing and profitability analysis, including make/ buy assessments Perform month end financial close process for manufacturing operations including responsibility for review and accuracy of journal entries, account reconciliations, fixed assets, inventory, payroll, etc. Prepare/ Present monthly financial review for Site Management and the regions Senior Management. Prepare weekly financial performance projections as well as formal monthly forecast updates Compile, maintain, and review operation metrics (KPIs) for Site Management. Analyze capital investment requests and ensure healthy returns on investment while managing risks. Provide support for the Sites Inventory reporting requirements and reduction efforts. Coordinate inventory cycle count program, audit results, and ensure overall program compliance Ensure maintenance of accurate and complete financial records in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, GAAP, and Watts Accounting Policies and Procedures. Ensure a strong system of internal controls exists and is properly monitored. Develop and maintain local accounting policies and procedures as necessary. Oversee Payroll process, accuracy and compliance with Department of Labor Laws Provide financial measurement support for site projects (i.e. VAVE, Productivity, Cost Reduction, etc.) Integrates and trains staff as well as leading continued professional development for a team of 2-3 employees Provide proactive/ unsolicited consultation, interpretation and education of complex financial and operation matters to various Manufacturing Department leaders to drive business decisions. Employee Core Competencies Collaborate Across Workgroups Communicate Effectively Deliver High Quality Work Drive for Results Focus on the Customer Initiate Positive Change Education, Experience And Required Skills BS/BA in Accounting or related BS/BA degree with equivalent experience. CPA or MBA preferred. 7+ years experience in a similar role, managerial role in finance or accounting for a manufacturing company. Strong GAAP knowledge. Thorough knowledge of financial performance drivers, accounting principles, procedures and systems with a solid understanding of accounting and internal controls. Capable of researching, retrieving, organizing, and summarizing data to prepare reports, financial journal entries, and financial analy
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