Plant Controller

St. Louis, MO

120,000 - 130,000



Small, family-owned client in the industrial manufacturing industry is seeking a leader to fill their critical Plant Controller position. The Plant Controller will be responsible for 2 facilities, a staff of 3 (including a Cost Accountant), and report to the Corporate Controller. This is an impactful role with autonomy and influence. This company is established but in the process of upgrading their technology and processes with a lot of low-hanging fruit to make a big impact on the bottom line and company culture.


  • Lead all general accounting, cost accounting, and payroll activities of the division.
  • Supervise the accounting team across two plant locations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cost accounting.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of all monthly financial reports including journal entries, account reconciliations, and general ledger maintenance, ensuring compliance with GAAP.
  • Lead the annual budget process and reforecasting as required.
  • Work with operational leaders to analyze pricing, gross margins, and operational metrics to identify opportunities to expand operating margins while controlling overhead costs.
  • Ensure the accuracy of physical inventory and general ledger inventory.
  • Maintain the accuracy of all inventory costing and overhead allocation methodologies.
  • Analyze investment opportunities; prepare return on investment calculations for investments in new production equipment and automation opportunities.
  • Prepare and maintain standard operating procedures and work instructions for all finance related activities.
  • Assist the Corporate Controller with all information needed for external audits and bank covenant compliance reporting.
  • Partner with the Corporate ERP Director in becoming the subject matter expert for all financial aspects of the ERP system.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports for corporate leadership team as requested.
  • Develop a leadership presence within both plant locations and with the Corporate leadership team. Coordinate, communicate, support, mentor, and interact with Division personnel to foster teamwork and ensure open communication while fostering an environment that develops a productive workforce and positive work environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred.
  • 5 years minimum experience within manufacturing and distribution
  • 2 years minimum supervisor experience
  • ERP implementation experience preferred
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Willingness to travel 10-15%

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