Controller, Manufacturing - Richmond, VA - $120k-$140k in Richmond, Virginia at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/18/2021

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Job Description

Vaco Financial specializes in the permanent placement of accounting and finance professionals of all levels and industries. We have a team of experienced accounting professionals on staff that makes it their responsibility to educate you on the market, present you with job opportunities to explore, and ensure that the right decision is made regarding your future career. We pride ourselves in providing you with a professional and confidential search. Please visit our website to see a sample of the positions we are currently recruiting for.

We are currently assisting a stable manufacturing company in Richmond, VA with its search for a Controller. The position will report to the VP Corporate Finance, manage a small team, and work closely with department leaders across the company.

*This position is onsite/in-person and not open to remote work*

Salary: $120k-$140k + bonus potential


  • Provide support to Plant Manager and local operations team by monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on inventory valuation, production costs, and variance analysis
  • Maintain product standard costs, working with plant and sales/marketing personnel to ensure they are properly implemented
  • Direct facility-wide accounting, forecasting, budget and analysis processes.
  • Focus on continuous improvement in all areas including financial and management reporting, business systems, policies and procedures in order to improve the overall operational effectiveness.
  • Capital project ROI analysis, tracking and reporting
  • Support central accounting shared services and corporate accounting requirements including local month end close activities
  • Support local ICFR requirements including control monitoring and review, liaise with internal and external auditors
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in finance/accounting or engineering/technical degree if paired with finance experience
  • A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or Masters of Accountancy, and a Certificate in Management Accountancy (CMA) designation is preferred
  • At least seven years of financial management experience in positions of increasing scope and responsibility including experience as a Plant Controller within a manufacturing business of comparable size and complexity and where best practices are employed to meet internal reporting, analytical and compliance needs.
  • Experience in cost accounting, financial and management accounting; financial planning and analysis in an ERP environment.
  • Relevant experience in the industrial sector with one or more global organizations would be desirable.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and strong team skills

Our client offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and PTO.

Please email your resume in MS Word to cvanschaften at vaco for review and consideration.