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Plant Controller - Hilliard, OH Job

DATE: Sep 6, 2022

LOCATION: Hilliard, Ohio, United States, 43026

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Hilliard, Ohio 
Relocation offered: No
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 5% 
Non-compete: No 

Salary: $72,020  to $123,140 (based on skills and years of relevant experience) 


What does it mean to work at Armstrong? 

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.


By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time and many more. 
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 



Under the general direction of the Senior Manager Finance, Mineral Fiber Manufacturing and Hilliard Plant Manager, this position is accountable for the consolidated summary and reporting of the plant's production and financial performance based on standard costs and budgets, and provides analysis and consultation on the financial impact of current results as well as projected actions. This person will be a key member of the Plant Leadership Team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Actively involved in the plant safety system with the Safety Leadership Team and as a member of the Safety Coaching team
  • Inventory control and reconciliation, including reviewing or auditing the adherence to cycle count procedures and leading the annual physical inventory/fixed asset control. 
  • Prepares detailed monthly forecasts for the full year based upon production drivers and key performance metrics at the facility. 
  • Analyzes plant operating results, interprets results and recommends a plan of action to improve financial performance (5 lines)
  • Manages the plant telephone system and the local area network w/ support from the Corporate network team
  • Performs all the month end financial closing responsibilities.
  • Leads regular cost review meetings to update plant organization on trends, opportunities and needs
  • Ensures plant conformance to corporate property accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensures the integrity of and accurate valuation of the plant's assets
  • Prepares and develops the annual plant budget, including developing standards and updating the standards and period expense budgets in SAP.
  • Develops and maintains non-financial measures in the manufacturing performance measurement system
  • Prepares and coordinates a variety of special studies as needed on process improvement opportunities, capital appropriations, etc.
  • Oversees the manufacturing control processes to support the monthly closing, perpetual inventory, standard cost development and maintenance
  • Responsible for implementation of Plant Internal Control procedures and guidance to plant personnel on the preparation of Plant Practices & Procedures
  • Conducts mini plant audits to insure compliance with corporate auditing requirements
  • Analyzes, and communicates both financial and non-financial performance on a continuing basis
  • Trains and assists plant personnel on the proper reporting of production activities
  • Generate or quantify cost savings opportunities and support the plant management team in the implementation of Lean or cost reduction initiatives
  • Assists with the capital process including review of capital project requests, identifying obsolescence and project expenses, preparing financial justifications and ensuring timely creation of assets in SAP
  • Responds quickly and accurately to customer requests including special projects, NPD requests and other duties or analysis as requested by plant or divisional leadership. 


Travel – Minimal; less than 5%



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to share knowledge effectively at appropriate levels of the organization
  • Customer-focused with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent and professional manner
  • Solid interpersonal and team-building skills including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and corporate personnel
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Proficiency with SAP                                                 


Education and/or Experience                                                        

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 3+ years of accounting/finance experience in a manufacturing environment or in public accounting, including experience in standard costing, cost accounting, inventory control, monthly closing and reporting/analysis
  • Prior experience in managing others either in a project/team or direct reporting relationship, with proven ability to successfully manage and resolve conflict


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CMA, CPA or other professional certification



  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies                                             


Physical and Mental Demands

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.



Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.



Our Hilliard Plant employs 100+ people across multiple shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of acoustical ceiling tile.  The Hilliard plant prides itself in placing high priority on safety, quality and exceeding customer expectations.

Located 13 miles west of downtown Columbus, the city of Hilliard is a charming blend of old and new.  Leisure strolls through historic Weaver Park, football games at OSU, thriving businesses and chic boutiques and shops are just some of the many ways that Hilliard caters to both ends of the generation spectrum.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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