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Job Posting Title:
Plant Controller

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

This position will serve as Plant Controller and a business partner to plant managers and team at Land O’Lakes Hicksville, NY and Turlock, CA dairy plants. The position will act as a business partner to strategic operations based at the Arden Hills, MN location to evaluate growth opportunities, production planning, and provide additional analysis as required. The position will supervise accounting resource in Hicksville, NY and interact with other operations & finance resources at the Turlock, CA facility.

This position offers an opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders and showcase your technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of our manufacturing business and Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Month end closing including preparing journal vouchers.
  • Providing variance analysis of plant results to operations and senior finance personnel.
  • Balance sheet reconciliation and approval.
  • Creating product costing in JD Edwards.
  • Providing essential plant reporting to operations.
  • Create Annual Business Plan for multiple plant locations.
  • Additional finance & reporting duties as required.

Education & Work Experience:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in finance or related field of study, knowledge related to the job and 5+ years of progressive job-related experience in a manufacturing or CPG environment (multi-plant environment preferred), with food/dairy or related industry experience.

Required Competencies:

  • Technical skills – the individual must possess strong US GAAP accounting knowledge related to normal business/manufacturing operations.
  • Strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications with emphasis on Excel and basic skills in computerized accounting techniques. Systems aptitude (JD Edwards, OBI, Hyperion, and other reporting systems)
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting, financial analysis, and operations finance concepts
  • Excellent communication skills; provide financial guidance and support to Plant Management and team with proactive communication of accounting/reporting issues and recommendations.
  • Agility (dynamic production environment)
  • Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment
  • Willingness to do hands-on work.

Travel: Some travel will be required.

This position outline is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job including the essential job functions. Job responsibilities may include other essential duties as assigned from time to time and may be changed.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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