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Plant Controller

Company: Primal Pet Group
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewThe Primal Pet Group includes manufacturers of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods, treats, and supplements for dogs and cats. The Primal Pet Group was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. -We are looking for reliable, motivated, pet companions to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Pet Team!Job SummaryThe Plant Controller works closely with the Corporate Controller, CFO, Director of Operations, and Plant General Manager to improve and maintain the local Plant's Operational accounting functions. - This position will provide ownership and accountability for the Plant's cost accounting, loss & labor analysis, inventory control, fixed asset accounting, cost controls, monthly financial close, accounts payable approvals, general ledger posting, etc. Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee the operations of the Plant Accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
  • Manage all local accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Intervtory Accounting
  • Supervise the activities of the Accounting staff. Select, develop, motivate, and assess the Accounting staff. Train and coach the staff for improved performance and expanded opportunities. Evaluate staff performance and motivate development to the full potential. Establish individual and departmental objectives.
  • Promote business partnership with local Plant leadership through active collaboration, support, and pursuit of strategic and tactical opportunities and challenges. Act as the site financial expert and resource while promoting alignment with the company vision.
  • Partner with local Plant leadership and Corporate in the preparation, review, and analysis of plant-level budgets, forecasts, and analysis of results.
  • Assess, review, and maintain the Vendor payment processes
  • Oversee all activities related to the cash application, customer deduction tracking, and credit/ collection process
  • Maintain periodic balance sheet reconciliations both for the local Plant and Corporate functions.
  • Responsible for the administration of plant internal controls in conjunction with plant leadership including cycle and physical counts of raw material, fixed asset accuracy, segregation of duties, etc.
  • Oversee all activities related to state and federal tax compliance issues to include sales tax compliance by state
  • Work closely with the Corporate Controller and CFO to oversee the tactical operations of external auditors, actuaries, financial institutions, and property/liability/casualty insurance brokers/carriers, as deemed necessary.
  • Support and oversee the journal entry, month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close, and financial statement preparation processes
  • Provide adequate and cost-effective safeguards to company assets, including ensuring the maintenance of internal accounting and management controls, providing appropriate assistance to leadership in controlling expenses, and maximizing returns to preserve the value of the company.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reporting in support of all local Plant and Corporate requirements
  • Maintain auditable systems and effectively support internal and external audits.
  • Accountable for local annual planning, Plant budget creation, and adherence with regular reporting on deviations and forecasting
  • Other duties as assignedSupervisory ResponsibilitiesLead the local Accounting Team, providing performance management and supervisory oversight. -Qualifications and Skills
    • BS or BA degree in Accounting or related degree required
    • CPA or MBA is a plus
    • 5 or more years in a high growth environment as a Controller, or equivalent level position in a financial role with both financial and strategic analysis required
    • Experience with strategic projects and analysis of very large, complex sets of data.
    • Experience in the food manufacturing industry and cost accounting preferred
    • Strong work ethic and utmost integrity
    • Ability to use mathematical and statistical knowledge to assess data and determine process capabilities.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to simplify and explain complex accounting guidance across all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business
    • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results.
    • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Mircosoft Excel
    • Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision -Compensation$125k-$170K Annual Salary -We offer great benefits and perksPaid Time off including Vacation and Sick time!Paid Company Holidays each yearAffordable medical insurance, including options with Kaiser, and more!Competitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!401k with company match up to 4%Free Primal products for your petInternal Career opportunities, training, and much more!Primal Pet Group is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.Please review our Employment Privacy Policy here: . By submitting an application with us, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this policy. Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Primal Pet Group, Fairfield , Plant Controller, Professions , Fairfield, California

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