Controller (Accounting & Finance)

Full Time

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  Washington, Washington, United States

Controller - Plywood - Washington State

 Job#180831SC - Controller – Lumber - Washington State

Location: United States 
Industry: Lumber
Wage: $65 - $95k/year depending on experience
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting required.
Years Experience Required:  Minimum 5 to 7 years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility in a manufacturing environment. Minimum 5 years of Supervisory experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas. Lumber accounting experience preferred. 

Description: 

The Controller at this sawmill in Washington State will  be responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly accounting tasks and activities. 

Responsibilities:

  • The Controller is expected to make recommendations to the CFO for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • The Controller supervises the accounting staff. 
  • This position must meet tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including financial reporting.
  • This hands-on leader manages the financial performance of the facility including: driving results through management of timely and accurate daily/weekly operational performance metrics, planning, forecasting, reporting, analyzing business drivers, risks & opportunities, and administering internal controls.
  • The Controller builds organizational capability by regularly engaging others within the manufacturing facility, educating, and providing financial acumen to the management team.
  • The ideal candidate is an action-oriented critical thinker, attentive to detail, skilled in driving process improvements, who demonstrates the drive, business acumen, and interpersonal skills to deliver results within a complex manufacturing facility. 
  • The Controller demonstrates the ability to work in a constant State of Alertness & Safe Manner. 
  • Review, analyze and prepare financial data, reports and financial statements that are accurate, consistent and timely.

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end close.

  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.

  • Initiate budget and forecasting activities.

  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

  • Interface and other departments to verify transaction report data and issues.

  • Respond to inquiries from the CFO and/or Plant Manager regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.

  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.

  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.

  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.

  • Work with direct report to establish performance goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.

  • Establish, monitor and maintain a system of internal controls that safeguards and manages company assets and provides for the integrity of financial transactions and activities.

  • Monitors and provides regular feedback on productivity and metrics and drives accountability to deliver results.

  • Provide leadership to ensure accurate and timely cost accounting processes are in place, including physical inventory verification, periodic cycle counts, etc.

  • Interpret, implement and monitor corporate policies and procedures, ensuring financial statements are reported in compliance with corporate financial policies and US GAAP.

  • Possess a thorough understanding of manufacturing operations in order to provide direction to operations and leadership teams in pursuit of business goals and objectives. Proactively identify, quantify and manage risks & opportunities.

  • Support an environment which promotes company goals, values and philosophy (safety, quality, performance), encourage continuous improvement and build customer relationships. 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting required.

  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility in a manufacturing environment.

  • Sawmill/lumber controller experience preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of Supervisory experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas.

  • Solid understanding of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 

  • Leadership and sense of urgency: ability to drive accurate and timely positive results in a complex environment.

  • Data-driven, disciplined, objective, and detail-oriented.

  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Acts as a business partner; sees the big picture and works through ambiguity and change.

  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required.

  • Strong analytical thinking skills; intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong experience developing people. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong ERP Business Intelligence skills.

  • Advanced computer knowledge with Microsoft Office Applications (especially Excel). 


How To Apply

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