Plant Controller

LocationJohnstown, Ontario
Reports ToDirector of Operations
Position Overview

The Controller is primarily responsible for Controllership of the operation, including accurate accounting and reporting, local tax compliance and safeguarding of company assets.  The Controller is responsible for managing the Accounting, Administrative and Logistics personnel and activities within the Johnstown plant.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements within area of responsibility
  • Support Centralized Financial Reporting where appropriate
  • Foster an engaged department. Coach all employees to their fullest potential
  • Own the continuous improvement program at the site
  • Promote 100% continuous improvement project(s) participation on an annual basis
  • Participate and contribute to the Plant in a positive manner
  • Assist with internal control over financial reporting activities such as performing risk assessments, execute controls and evaluate controls. Including month end file completion
  • Assist with financial audits and work with external auditors
  • Provide training, growth and development opportunities for all reports
  • Administer performance evaluations to all reports twice per year
  • Identify High-Potential employees and foster their development
  • Develop the annual operating budget and report on monthly variances
  • Responsible for ethanol invoicing and reconciliations and relevant excise
  • Responsible for reporting costs of operating expenditures
  • Maintain records for Capital spending and report on a regular (specific to major projects)
  • Responsible for the month-end close at the plant level
  • Manage the logistics function for the plant (includes DDG scheduling invoicing, corn scheduling, ethanol)
  • Manage the co-products sales order process from customer creation to invoicing of shipments
  • Manage invoicing of sales/costs to ALC
  • Manage the accounts payable functions related to the facility to maximize cash
  • Support the Plant Manager in all business decisions. Provide accurate and timely information to aid in the decision-making process
  • Co-manage physical inventory counts with the Production Manager
  • Participate in the Finance Peer Group
  • Prepare, review and analyze benchmarking reports on a quarterly basis
  • Participate in the Chemical Purchasing Peer
  • Complete monthly product line cost analysis and identify opportunities for the business to improve
  • Procurement / Supplier Contract Management (Cintas, coffee, office materials, lease equipment, etc.)
  • Responsibilities within the ISO/ ISCC / FEMAS / FSMA /HACCP and other Management systems.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education in Business, Finance or related discipline
  • Accounting Designation Preferred
  • Minimum of 5 + years of experience in a manufacturing plant environment
  • Experience with CMMS (Maximo) and warehouse management
  • Experience with Navision or ERP
  • Communicate competently both oral and written form
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to senior management
  • Read, interpret, prepare or assist in the preparation of documents
  • Write routine reports and correspondence
  • Clearly describe problems to co-workers, operators and management
  • Ability to use e-mail effectively for companywide communications
  • Can complete financial reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Can complete reports and financial analysis of different products
  • Team player in a team environment
  • Desire to learn, grow and continuously improve themselves and those around them.
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, commitment and openness to change
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Desire for continued personal growth and career development.