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Finance Controller in Cypress, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2123813


Duties include gathering information from divisions, report preparation, financial analysis, budgeting, and preparing projections. This position will also include tax reporting in areas such as sales tax and property tax. They will be also working in other fields, such compiling information for insurance coverage, and also working with basic manufacturers on supply rebate programs. The company is looking for someone with a background and ability to do detail analysis work and identify areas where improvements in performance and efficiency can be made. The successful candidate will also be working with a newly established marketing division to establish controls and accounting for all grower payments. A strong candidate will be one that is well rounded in the many aspects of a feed or grain co-op; a person who is a self-starter and able to work independently, with a sense of urgency toward their work

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for performing all month-end close procedures and preparing monthly financial results, including loading key metrics for plants under their responsibility
Prepares periodic financial control reports such as inventory reports, scrap accounting, etc to help monitor plant performance
Prepares annual budgets and cost projections, quarterly forecasts and ad hoc outlooks/firm-ups for all plants and locations under their responsibility, including the loading of all data and key metrics into HFM as required
Establishes and maintains all plant level inventory accounting controls and develops special programs such as daily reporting on an exception basis to correct problem situations
Serves as the finance coordinator responsible for physical inventories of all locations. Analyzes reports for variance problems, physical to book inventory variations, and takes corrective action. Advises and assists responsible line supervision to achieve desired results
Assist in preparation/review of financial justifications for plant capital projects. Track capital project spending, timing and cost impact against project plan, forecasts and budget to understand and report variances. Work with project managers to assure timely capitalization of equipment placed in use. Assist/perform sample post audits to verify savings. Coordinates periodic fixed asset physical inventory per company policies
Performs balance sheet reconciliations for all assigned accounts
Reviews payroll analysis weekly and ensure applicable payroll controls are in place
Ensure adherence to Corporate and Divisional accounting/internal control procedures, SOX compliance and reporting requirements for all plants
Analyzes plant operating costs in detail and partners with plant operation leaders to develop actions to increase profitability and enhance long-term return on investment
Assists corporate and divisional systems personnel in the implementation and continued reliability of plant IT systems. Directs the scheduling and operation of remote data processing equipment. Prepares requests and recommendations for systems/programming changes to meet needs and conditions
Performs special studies and analyses at request of plant or division management
Responsible for fostering effective employee relations
Performs any other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree required. Major in Accounting or Finance. CPA or CGA strongly preferred
4+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with previous controller experience required
Strong knowledge of internal controls and US GAAP accounting required
Experience in accounting and manufacturing

About Nelson:

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