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Plant Controller
Category: Retail
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Job code: lhw-e0-90660406

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Plant Controller

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose:unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete -- and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


The Plant Controller is responsible to supply financial support and reporting to plant operations, prepares the annual budget and quarterly/monthly forecasts with operational personnel, and prepares weekly and monthly cost reports for management. This position manages all financial accounting activity for the plant and maintains internal controls.



+ Development of annuals goals that align with plant/company goals

+ Development and compliance with all company policies required to ensure consistent financial reporting, accurate reporting of asset values, and safeguarding of all company assets

+ Support of the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting and audit functions for the facility and ensuring compliance to SOX controls and Financial Policies in place

+ Management of the annual plant physical inventory (raw material, WIP and Finished Goods). Assisting the auditors (internal or external) with their review

+ Support of the annual plant accounting audit, internal and external. Preparation of all pre-audit schedules

+ Review of all plant capital requests, including review of DCF analysis

+ Management of an annual Fixed Asset cycle-count

+ Work with operations to complete a weekly plant financial scorecard and associated analysis Provide commentary at weekly review meeting

+ Review weekly yield results with operations and request explanation for all material variances

+ Completion of the plant month end closing. This includes the publication of the monthly Operational Review packet with analysis. Support the plant manager at monthly meetings

+ Management of the hourly payroll processing

+ Work with operations and procurement to develop the plant AOP

+ Monthly spending schedules by department

+ Capital spending plan by project

+ Development and analysis of product cost standards, including maintenance of BOM

+ Allocation of costs to work centers and ultimately to case costs

+ Analysis of new raw material costs

+ Formulation and yield variance calculations

+ Development of financial bridges to previous AOP and LE

+ Completion of the AOP review presentation and all standard reports

+ Work with operations and procurement to develop quarterly forecasts (LE)

+ Creation of monthly variances schedule

+ Completion of LE reviews presentation and all standard reports

+ Support the Plant Manager in all financial decisions or special assignments



+ Proven management skills to manage a team of 2 to 3 Financial Analysts/Cost Manager

+ Strong ability to lead by influence and work across all functions of the business

+ Knowledge of all SOX and GAAP requirements

+ Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and Accounting software

+ Ability to work with individuals at various levels in the organization

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

+ High level of attention to detail


+ Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required

+ MBA or Master's in Finance preferred

+ CPA preferred


+ Travel is required for the position 10% of the time

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer - qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.

Job ID2018-6319


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