Operations Controller in Augusta, GA at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Augusta, GA
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    At least 7 year(s)
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Job Description

Growing international company in Augusta is looking for an Operations Controller on an Interim basis. This person will manage the financial performance of several US Plants and engage regularly with others within the plants.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop and lead plant profit plan and monthly forecasts, including development and alignment of plant objectives.
  • Assist in the annual budget preparation that includes preparation/distribution to all overhead and manufacturing departments, business unit allocations and capital plan.
  • Provide various information required for external and internal audits.
  • Manage, analyse, evaluate and interpret plant financial forecasts and operating results. Inform management of results and recommend corrective actions to address unfavourable trends and variances.
  • Review, analyse and evaluate financial data and information for accuracy, consistency, and transparency. Maintain integrity of financial reports prepared by the plant.
  • Manage the deployment of cost saving projects and other programs to drive cost out, improve productivity, reduce working capital, increase profitability and operating cash flow.
  • Establish strong relationship and collaboration with peers across all functions.
  • Provide leadership to ensure adequate cost accounting processes are in place, including standard cost updates, physical inventory verification, periodic cycle counts, etc.
  • Manage and provide guidance to financial accountants in areas of general ledger, fixed assets, product costing and inventory.
  • Oversee month-end closings to ensure all journal entries are completed and various accounts are analysed on a timely basis.
  • Develop and review designated plant balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Monitor plant inventory (raw material, packaging material, finished goods, spare parts, etc.) movements and position to identify and resolve potential financial exposure or process issues (significant variances, obsolescence etc.)
  • Analysis of accrual accounts, manufacturing variances and overhead account variances. Process adjustments as needed.
  • Responsible for preparation and review of financial statements - internal P&L, Balance Sheet, Business Unit statements etc. used by local management.
  • Responsible for management reporting including input and meeting all close and reporting deadlines.
  • Proactive and insightful support, metrics, trends and analysis leveraging management reporting system and JDEdwards.


  • Bachelor's in Accounting
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in manufacturing including cost accounting
  • JD Edwards experience required
  • CPA preferred
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Self - starter


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