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  • Full Time
  • Niles, IL, USA
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  • Family-owned large industrial equipment manufacturer is hiring for a Controller to manage the finance, accounting and HR functions for the operation
  • Will report to the CEO directly and is a key hire for a fast growing, expanding operation location in Niles, IL
  • Local candidates only
  • Manufacturing experience is required


  • The Plant Controller manages day-to-day accounting functions, month-end close activities, internal and external reporting, and annual audits
  • This position contributes to the timely and accurate issuance of financial statements and provision of meaningful analysis of variance on business performance
  • The Plant Controller will engage regularly with internal and external partners
  • Establish and maintain a set of processes, procedures and reports that allow for sufficient monitoring of success in the above areas
  • Take the lead in working with cross-functional partners to remediate any areas identified above which need improvement (either identified as a deficiency, or to allow for improved effectiveness / efficiency of operations)
  • Analyze variances and communicate variance explanations to management with recommended actions where appropriate
  • Provide leadership to ensure adequate cost accounting processes are in place, including cost management, physical inventory verification, and review of inventory, at the plant
  • Work with finance to analyze plant operating costs in detail and recommend action to increase profitability and enhance long-term return on investment
  • Work with finance and plant operations to help advise on the financial implications of operating strategies, cost control actions and decisions
  • Provides proactive / unsolicited consultation, interpretation and education of complex financial and operational matters to various departmental leaders used to help drive business decisions
  • Hires, integrates and trains new staff while leading the continued professional development of the existing team


  • BS/BA required in accounting or related field (or unrelated undergrad degree with a relevant graduate degree such as an MBA or Masters in Accounting)
  • Prior work experience as a Controller in a Manufacturing environment, including Cost accounting experience
  • Solid knowledge in a manufacturing environment; prefer high dollar items
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams to reach a common goal
  • Demonstrate strong and pragmatic business acumen
  • Strong work ethic, professionalism and flexibility; must possess the ability to adapt to a growing & evolving environment and a dynamic industry