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Plant Controller - Full Time

The Timken Company - Springfield, MO

Posted on 07/19/21 (Ref: MO88Wd4xAq)

Plant Controller - Springfield, MO - The Timken Company

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Purpose of Position

This role is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all financial information for belts product plants' activities (Ft. Scott and Springfield locations). As a critical member of the plant's management team, the Plant Controller is responsible for driving the financial performance of each plant and ensuring that economic rigor is applied to the decision-making process. This includes efforts to reduce invested capital, improve cash flow, and drive continuous improvement in cost and productivity.

This position reports directly to the General Manager, Controller - Operations, Supply Chain and Latin America, with matrix reporting to the respective plant managers.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare, review, and analyze monthly financial statements/KPI reports for the rail bearing plants in accordance with company policies and GAAP.
  • Proactively partner with plant management and the Controller's group to ensure that all parties have a clear and accurate picture of the plants overall financial performance.
  • Lead the preparation of the plants' business planning process, incorporating productivity and cost targets for both manufacturing and sourcing.
  • Prepare monthly rolling forecasts and provide plant and operations leadership with insight and commentary for all major variances from both plan and prior forecast.
  • Provide financial guidance for all plant capital investments and related business case justifications.
  • Lead and drive plant cost reduction efforts, holding plant management team responsible for delivering annual cost reductions and productivity improvements.
  • Develop and maintain accurate standard cost data for all products, working with both product teams and business management on new product development and new business opportunities.
  • Prepare and assist in rail recondition cost quotes on new business/contracts.
  • Ensure proper internal controls are in place to safeguard company assets.
  • Develop necessary inventory polices and controls to ensure integrity of financial statements.
  • Serve as the primary contact for internal and external auditors.
  • Have flexibility to travel between the plants as needed.

Technical/Functional Skills Required

  • Strong variance and root cause analysis skills
  • Advanced Excel and SAP capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or Business with 7 or more years' experience, or
  • Master's degree in Accounting/Finance (or MBA) with 5 or more years' experience.
  • Must have plant accounting experience.
  • CPA/CMA (preferred)


Springfield, Missouri with travel up to |15% of the time to other location (Ft Scott, Kansas).

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Plant Controller - Springfield, MO - The Timken Company

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