Plant Accountant/Controller

  • location: Benton, KY
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $74,000 - $78,000 per year
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Plant Accountant/Controller

job summary:
A local manufacturer in Glasgow, KY has an immediate job opening for a Plant Accountant/Controller. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager. They will be responsible for managing and overseeing all facility cost accounting and inventory control activities and will supervise 1-2 employees. This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary starting at $74K + bonus potential DOE.

location: Benton, Kentucky
job type: Permanent
salary: $74,000 - 78,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 3 Years
Responsibilities Include:


  • Review cost runs and explain period to period changes in cost.
  • Review and report SAP manufacturing variances daily as they relate to production order variances.
  • Analyze COGS material accounts daily and research all unusual entries.
  • Evaluate fixed and variable costs vs. goals.
  • Actual material usage/consumption tracking by G/L account or material account.
  • Review and report margin analysis.

  • Update and maintain Master Data Tables in SAP for which customer products, cost and material usage are established. Audit part codes for material usage.
  • Regular setup, review, update & maintenance of BOM's and routings in SAP. Works with Technical Manager and Process Engineer to ensure accurate material usage (BOM vs. actual) and production time requirements.
  • Setup materials in SAP and establish new material codes. New raws, halbs and finished goods.
  • Understand Material Ledger and SAP material variances and Purchase Price Variance (PPV) for materials.
  • Review of all BOMs to analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, run rates, raw material usage factors, etc.

  • Actively lead strategic and tactical aspects for Inventory Control and tracking of all plant materials.
  • Project management for reconciling the balances between the physical, perpetual and financial inventory.
  • Lead role for all physical inventory counts and reconciliations and responsible for accuracy of all inventory reserves.
  • Responsible for annual updating of internal control narratives (SOX) for inventory activities and cycle counts of materials.
Raw Materials:

  • Control flow of raw materials in the plant and apply correct reorder strategies. Coordinate with purchasing to meet procurement requirements.
  • Manage inventory flow of materials to subcontractors and other vendor activities.
Finished Goods:

  • Coordinate with shipping to optimize finished good storage space and adjust inventories or communicate floor space requirements.
Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • 2-5 years of cost accounting experience within a manufacturing setting.
  • GAAP/IFRS Knowledge.
  • SAP software experience.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) preferred.
  • Strong inventory accounting background.
  • 3+ years of operational experience with inventory.
  • Financial reporting experience.
For immediate consideration, please apply directly to this posting and/or email your resume to

skills: SAP, Cost Accounting, GAAP, IFRS
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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