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General information

All posting locations: Kendallville, Indiana, United States of America

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 22 - Planning and Performance Management (PPM) - Operations

Date Published: 05-Nov-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Role / Title

  • We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the Plant Controller position in the Kendallville Plant. This position will lead the management- reporting and planning of the plants financial and accounting activities. Responsibilities will include budgeting- financial analysis- managing the monthly close process- financial reporting and helping to drive plant productivity. In addition- the Controller is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the financial records and safeguarding of assets ensuring a strong internal control environment in compliance with Kraft Heinz's policies- GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley. This position reports to the Director of Manufacturing Finance and indirectly into the Plant Manager.

Key Components of the role

  • This role will report and present the manufacturing operation's financial results- risks- and opportunities to key stakeholders in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Manage month-end close process within SAP.
  • Reconcile Plant Balance Sheet accounts
  • Manage & maintain plant financial team-site
  • Provide cost forecasting and analysis- productivity pipeline accuracy and analysis.
  • Provide thought leadership and insight on achievement of plant key performance metrics with a strong focus on cost reduction and improved operating efficiencies.
  • Conduct self-assessment audits and manage all internal/external audits.
  • Build and maintain financial standards (financial BOMS)
  • Identify and initiate process improvements.
  • Lead corporate initiatives within the plant. Support Business Unit Finance as required with respect to projects including capital appropriations- new product development- and plant utilization/capacity/asset management issues.
  • Provide financial support and tools for the Lean Six Sigma Teams.
  • Manage and develop direct reports.


  • B.S. in Business or Accounting/Finance
  • Strong working knowledge of manufacturing operations- product costing- and systems
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in Finance or Accounting Management
  • Excellent analytical- leadership- and communication skills
  • Orientation towards details and result driven; proactive and self-starter
  • Extensive practical systems knowledge (SAP/Other Costing Systems- advanced Excel)
  • Demonstrated Project and Change Management abilities
  • Professional accounting designation CPA- CMA- CGA and/or MBA in Accounting/Finance would be an asset

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