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Plant Controller

Lebanon, TN · Accounting/Finance
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc. is a U.S. based recruiting firm providing permanent placement services. Currently, we are looking for an Plant Controller based in the Nashville/Lebanon, TN area. 

Our client recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville Workplaces, our client is the leading producer of energy-efficient boilers, water heaters, pool heaters and commercial package systems. They focus solely on serving their customers and have a solution for all water heating needs and because of this, they have experienced double digit company growth 34 of the past 36 years.

Primary Function
The Plant Controller will report into the client Operations Director with a dotted line to the client Head of Finance. The person in this role will be a valued member of the client Plant Operations team and will be supported by parent company North America Operations Controller. The Plant Controller responsibilities will be segmented into 3 main themes – Insight, Control and Planning & Reporting. 

Identify key performance metrics that impact conversion costs and work with operations on reduction opportunities.
Analyze conversion costs and productivity of the plant to drive operational improvement in focused areas; fully support A3 process and initiatives.
Provide financial leadership for capital management, including working with the manufacturing organization to prepare financial analysis related to cost savings, expansion/growth & maintenance projects.

Drive team to utilize forecast data to drive actions in the plant with flexibility in spending, manning and overall structure.
Key participant in other plant lead team support initiatives and other plant functions such as safety, quality, etc.
In-depth knowledge of Cost Accounting with ability to understand multi-level BOMs containing complex assemblies for configured and non-configured units.
Evaluate and analyze plant profitability at product and product family level.
Educate and train staff on plant financials, spend tracking, and operational levers.


External/Internal audit support.
Establishment and Monitoring of standard costs for accuracy.
Assist in the management and oversight of the inventory cycle count process.
Implement and ensure compliance of internal financial & operational controls and procedures and SOX related requirements.
Control and maintenance of fixed asset inventory to include annual fixed asset audit.
Control and maintenance of lease query software inputs for client.

Planning & Reporting

Responsible for effectively and accurately leading the financial close process for the Lebanon plant manufacturing location while overseeing the preparation of required account reconciliations in a timely fashion after close.
Preparation and timely submission of monthly conversion cost and material variance forecasts.
Scorekeeper of Daily Trackers for labor and variable spend; ensure team has the tools and training to track their spend on a daily basis to optimize performance.
Work with Plant lead team to develop annual plant operating budget and management presentation.
Support the monthly and quarterly forecasting process by identifying any significant operational changes that affect the achievement of the annual plan.
Analysis of monthly operating variances with explanations to plant team, Lochinvar senior leadership and Corporate leadership.
Responsible for developing plant standard costing.
Review and approve product standard costs reasonableness and correlation to plant operations.


Standard cost accounting experience
Experience with financial closing and reporting as well as budgeting processes
Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office and SAP
Should be a self-starter able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with individuals from across the finance organization, external auditors, and plant management
Must be able to effectively communicate complex and controversial concepts to a broad audience
Must possess excellent project management and partnering skills
Ability to develop and sustain relationships internally with plant/operations team and cross-functionally with other finance leaders

Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
Years of Experience
Minimum of 5 years related work experience

They Offer
Great people make their organization great and because of that, they offer a comfortable working atmosphere for their employees in their newer state-of-the-art facility, employee discounts on water filtration products, a competitive compensation package (base and bonus) and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, 401k with company match and year-end company contribution, short- and long-term disability programs, and tuition assistance.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a leader in its industry.  This is a full-time opportunity. Please submit most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration.
Bob Jones
Professional Recruiter/Owner
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc.

Please contact me with any questions:



(w) 317-834-7827

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