Plant Controller
Carpinteria, CA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
Working at Freudenberg: "We will wow your world!" This is our promise. As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our 51,000 employees a networked and diverse environment where everyone can thrive individually. Be surprised and experience your own wow moments.

At Freudenberg Medical, we make products that save and improve the lives of people every day, all around the world. We are a global provider for medical device design and manufacturing with more than 2,500 employees. Innovation is at the core of our company, and we are proud of our industry-leading quality, lean manufacturing, and focus on innovation in products and processing technologies. Freudenberg Medical is an exciting place to work with lots of opportunity to learn, develop, and grow your career. Come join us and together we can make a difference in the future of healthcare. You support our team as Plant Controller
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the standard costs starting with the bill of materials and item costs, labor routings, labor rates, as well as overhead assignments.
  • Reports variances to set standards in a manner that supervisors and managers can understand and takes corrective action.
  • Accountable for the performance of the plant, explaining all production variances on a weekly / monthly basis as well as participating in the proactive measures to reduce variances from standard cost.
  • Analyzes and models changes in product design, raw materials, overhead, manufacturing methods, etc., for effects on production costs.
  • Coordinates annual audits, single point of contact with internal and external financial auditors
  • Analyze and report manufacturing efficiency variances and determine corrective action requirements.
  • Ensures items are correctly classified and all reporting is prepared in accordance with IFRS
  • Assists with estimating, tracking, and reporting costs associated with new product development and contract manufacturing partners.
  • Offer financial guidance and support to plant management when they need to make decisions about investments, cost reduction, and capacity planning.
  • Support plant/corporate (cost savings) programs toward driving YoY productivity improvements.
  • Provides guidance to ensure that internal accounting controls are in place to protect company assets.
  • Ensures an adequate system of internal control is maintained, and that general ledger accounts are correctly stated, maintains require compliance.
  • Actively manage Net Working Capital, with a focus on A/R, A/P and inventory optimization.
  • Prepare annual property tax for LA County, Orange County, and Santa Barbara County
  • Review and approve the monthly sales tax file prepared by the third party.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance
  • MBA, CPA or CMA is preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years' experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with SAP Financial software
  • Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS reporting standards
  • Good understanding of process standard cost accounting
  • Must have a proven record of success as a strategically oriented financial manager with knowledge of cost accounting, production planning and operations analysis
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g., pivot tables, formulas, lookups, analytics, effective model building, and etc)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information, change initiatives and ideas to diverse audiences
  • High level of customer focused


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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