Operations Controller



Operations Controller



Assist the General Manager by providing leadership and coordination of company cost accounting, planning and budget functions. Ensure company accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.



  • Provide company planning and budget functions.
  • Directs the analysis of manufacturing costs and prepares monthly reports explaining reasons for variations from standard.
  • Works with manufacturing and product data management team to adjust product costing attributes.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of standard cost rates and monthly standard gross margin analysis.
  • Prepare monthly profit/loss statements and explain any variances to budget/forecast.
  • Manage the annual standard cost roll ensuring that product costs are established properly and that costs are appropriately allocated to products.
  • Provide managerial accounting guidance focused on cost benchmarking and successful implementation of efficiency improvements.
  • Prepare financial analysis for product and investment decisions.
  • Gather financial information and prepare internal financial reports.
  • Interface with manufacturing to manage purchasing and inventory.
  • Interface with corporate financial teams.
  • Direct and modify the cost accounting system as necessary.
  • Manage the annual physical inventory process.
  • Prepare make vs. buy analysis on any outsourcing opportunities.
  • Provide detailed product costing for any new product development.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries as necessary to complete month end close.
  • Provide monthly operational spending analysis and provide explanations for variances to trends and budget/forecast.
  • Prepare profit center P&L’s, analyze product mix, and any price/volume analysis
  • Perform any ad hoc business analysis as required.
  • Other duties as assigned


Skill Requirements:

  • Five to seven years of experience in cost accounting or finance within a manufacturing environment; supervisory experience, MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • Knowledge of finance, financial accounting, budgeting, and cost accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.  Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections. Working knowledge of forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.
  • Experience in JD Edwards and or other ERP systems preferred. 
  • Experience with HFM preferred. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.


Reports to:  General Manager


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