PLANT CONTROLLER

Job Summary

One of our clients is seeking qualified candidates to fill this role

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Reports to : Technical Director/Financial Controller (reports operationally to the Technical Director and
functionally to the Financial Controller)
Profile : Background in Accounting & Cost Management
Summarized Role
The Plant Controller is a key leader on the plant leadership team. Contributes to all areas of plant management and provide strong financial leadership. The Plant Controller is responsible for planning and coordinating plant budget and business planning activities in alignment with corporate policies and practices. The incumbent will provide financial direction to the plant and provide recommendations to improve site performance
Responsibilities
Are you ready to join a multinational team in a challenging role? As a Plant Controller you will work as a business co-pilot for the Business Functions under your scope. You will be a key contributor to Operational Performance due to the quality and timeliness of the information you provide to the head of the function. You will play a leading role in business planning and resource allocation all along the year. Moreover, you can make a difference to risk management by ensuring a good application of internal controls within Etex Group. You will be part of our continuous effort to improve and simplify our Finance & Controlling processes. And you will join a dynamic team in a great working environment.
In this role you will have multiple finance support responsibilities which include manufacturing, logistics and procurement. Will be responsible for the monthly forecasting & closing processes; annual budgets including preparation of cost accounting analysis; maintenance of strong internal financial controls, including maintaining compliance with ETEX Group requirements; and driving strong performance management across manufacturing and logistics. Responsible to use your above average literacy in Excel, Access, and SAP.
Key responsibilities
Co-Pilot : drive operational performance
Review, analyse and comment operational and financial performance of the plant.
Perform variance analysis and provide pro-active support and recommendations to Management (Operations & Finance)
Identify business risks and opportunities and facilitate decision-making to take advantage of them
Co-Pilot : lead business planning and resource allocation
Build together with Management yearly Operational Plan, yearly Capital Expenditure plan and 5-year Market Business Strategy
Provide best estimate of production and standard costing to improve forecast accuracy and to anticipate corrective actions
Build and validate financial business cases to facilitate and back-up decisions (increase capacity requests, machine innovation…)
Ensure the application of Internal Controls
Promote compliance to Etex Group guidelines and policies
Secure timely execution of key internal controls, share results with Business Functions and follow-up on corrective actions
Anticipate additional controls or updates of current ones as new risks are identified
Contribute to high quality reporting of financial information
Provide timely and 1st time quality financial information to Etex Group HQ
Ensure respect of Etex Group Accounting principles
Establish strong communication bridge between Operational Team and Finance/Controlling Team
Improve Finance & Controlling Efficiency and Effectiveness
Work on continuous improvement and simplifications of existing tools and systems, seek best practices
Contribute to implementation of the newly ERP system (SAP-based)
Participate in business change initiatives to secure successful implementation of the new ERP (SAP-based)
Environment :
Medium-sized enterprise
Part of a European Group, leader in its domain in Europe, Africa and South America
Use of modern technology
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting techniques as well as proficiency with financial statement analysis and projection
Demonstrated expertise in MS Office and SAP (ERP) software -
Good planning and organizational skills
Strong analytical skills
Experience in handling multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines
Advanced knowledge of Excel required
Excellent written and oral communication
Excellent attention to details
Must be a team player and act cooperatively with the business
Solid understanding in Standard Costing (calculation and deviations analysis)
Qualification and Experience
Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, finance or related field
Prior manufacturing company experience
Manufacturing ERP (enterprise resource planning) experience preferred
Cost accounting experience
What is on offer
Attractive package (N7,697,397per annum)

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