Controller II (Newbern, TN)

at Tyson Foods in Newbern, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

The Controller II will be responsible for the financial planning, analysis and reporting functions of the plant-manufacturing unit. This individual will manage the plant accounting staff performing the local accounting functions including production accounting and payroll. This role will also handle the preparation of the weekly forecast of plant operating variances, set policies, establish guidelines, and lead the budgeting process. A strong understanding of and collaboration with plant operations on continuous improvements activities to improve the total cost of operations will be a part of this role as well. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Direct activities in maintaining the cost accounting and financial analysis systems, both formal and informal. Ensure the accuracy of: product costs which include the base material, ingredient, packaging, labor, and overhead components; the cost of production; and the monthly manufacturing variances. Direct activities in maintaining the financial accounting and payroll systems, both formal and informal including: administration of the payroll and timekeeping processes and development and maintenance of appropriate internal accounting controls in the safeguarding of the corporation’s assets. Provide direction to management with regular internal and external financial reporting and forecasting efforts. Supervision of the following activities: reporting and analysis of plant performance; all production reporting and inventory functions; creation, reporting and analysis of Cost Savings and/or Cost Reduction activities at the plant level; providing financial analysis and cost estimates in support of new product development or cost reduction efforts; payroll and hourly payroll timekeeping records processes and accounts payable exception resolution. Maintain and develop business relationships with headquarters personnel, maintenance, operations, engineering, materials supervision and management. Provide credible, accurate, thorough and depth of financial analysis in support of plant operations. Support LEAN and Safety initiatives as appropriate. Lead the efforts in preparation of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Long Range Plan (LRP), annual projections or outlooks of performance and weekly and monthly forecasts of expected performance. Develop and implement key controls for SOX compliance. Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CMA, MBA and/or CPA would be a plus Finance and/or Cost Accounting experience; preferably in the food industry. 6+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with an understanding of standard cost and variance reporting. Knowledgeable in the areas of GAAP, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger Accounting, Payroll, and SOX. Understand the dynamics of procurement, production and finished good delivery, the interdependencies of these activities and how they impact profitability. Requires knowledge of cost accounting practices and theories. Strong leadership skills of team members; critical thinking skills. Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills. Strong PC skills (SAP, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Job Posting: JC177294495

Posted On: Feb 05, 2021

Updated On: Oct 18, 2021