This Plant Controller is responsible for the Finance & Accounting function for Zurn’s Finish Plumbing business units with sales exceeding $162 million and 31% EBITDA. Responsibilities include planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating the Unit’s fiscal performance and long-range financial planning as well as ensuring accounting compliance.
Leads the Finish Plumbing strategic planning and budgeting process. This includes preparing and managing the data collection process, building the financial statements and presenting information formally.
Partners with the Finish Plumbing Leadership Team to develop and execute strategic deployment initiatives and provides leadership in the Unit’s overall business management.
Monthly financial forecasting and actual performance management and reporting. This includes timely and accurate reporting against budget and forecast P&L and working capital variances in addition to driving efforts to understand root causes of variances and establish recovery actions when necessary.
Financial oversight of the manufacturing business by publishing metrics and participation in daily management processes driving continuous improvement.
Identifies and drives special studies on new products and product line profit contribution.
Performs Capital acquisition review and analysis.
Manages accuracy of cost accounting environment. Leads periodic update of standard costs.
Leads completeness and accuracy of annual physical inventory count data processing across multiple sites.
Actively contributes to finance / cost accounting elements of ERP system upgrade.
Implements, maintains and owns internal operating procedures and controls that contribute to the optimal utilization of company resources while safeguarding its assets.
Collaborate with the Corporate Controllership function to ensure compliance to US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, Corporate policies and procedures and local statutory requirements.
Responsible for leading the Controllership function on all monthly, quarterly and year-end closings, and the accurate and timely reporting of financial information to Unit Staff, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Tax and Property Accounting, and internal/external auditors.
Responsible for the management and development of the Unit’s financial team.
Business Insight – Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
Manages Complexity – Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Experience and Skill Required
BS Accounting, Finance or related field; MBA and/or CPA preferred
Minimum of 7+years progressive experience in financial functions with a manufacturing company with two or more years at a management level
Demonstrated ability of performing financial planning & analysis
Demonstrated ability to educate non-financial associates on basic financial principles
Thorough knowledge of MS Office Suite and ERP systems in general, ERP system implementation, and financial dashboard software; AX09 experience is helpful but not mandatory.
Knowledge of cost accounting and inventory control
Demonstrated leadership capability and active role in strategic planning and deployment
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