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Plant Controller Job

DATE: Mar 6, 2019

LOCATION: Springfield, Missouri, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Finance 

Primary Location: Springfield , Missouri 

Relocation Offered: No 

Employment Status: Full-Time 

Travel: 5% 


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries is currently seeking a Plant Controller to join our Finance team at our newest facility in Marshfield, MO. This is a brand-new position that is essential for supporting our growth model following our acquisition of Architectural Components Group, Inc. (ACGI).


As Plant Controller, you will be responsible for overseeing all finance and accounting aspects of the plant, while partnering with the plant management team in managing the manufacturing operations and meeting financial objectives. Key areas of focus include: job costing, monthly performance analysis, budget and forecast development, and support and analysis of cost reduction initiatives.


Responsibilities of the Plant Controller:

  • Provide oversight to individuals responsible for A/P, A/R, and payroll
  • Prepare and develop annual plant budget; update standards and period expense budgets
  • File and pay all Sales and Use Taxes and complete all required journal entries
  • Complete all functions for month-end and year-end closing
  • Prepare monthly sales and margin analysis for management
  • Review monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts
  • Balance sub ledgers and record and maintain Fixed Asset information
  • Research, investigate, and maintain accurate information for Financial Statements
  • Prepare monthly reporting package for independent sales rep and commissions
  • Ensure accounting software reflects same spend as capital cost book
  • Support plant in generating and quantifying cost saving opportunities
  • Report and analyze variances to budget and forecast
  • Maintain, develop, and evaluate internal control procedures to sustain SOX compliance


Required Qualifications and Education of the Plant Controller:

  • 3+ years of experience as a Plant Controller in a product manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Cost accounting experience, including developing standard costs
  • Proven ability to link and analyze plant operational metrics to financial performance
  • Skilled with SAP, Hyperion, or similar ERP/financial system
  • Prior supervisory or management experience


Preferred Qualifications of the Plant Controller:

  • Experience with percentage of completion accounting


About the Location (Marshfield, MO)

Our Marshfield plant in south western Missouri, one of ten Armstrong plants in North America, is conveniently located within 3 hours to large cities such as Tulsa, Kansas City, and St. Louis as well as within 30 minutes to the smaller City of Springfield. However, it's rural attributes serve to also attract outdoorsmen and nature enthusiasts.  Eight large lakes are within an hour's drive, two smaller lakes are within 30 minutes. All offer an array of outdoor opportunities including fishing, boating, skiing, and sailing. Hiking, biking, wildlife areas, streams, and other river opportunities are within a short drive including the Niangua and Compton Hollow Conservation Areas just outside of Marshfield's city limits.


Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

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