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Plant Controller

Company: Ametek, Inc.
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $6 billion.

Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1930 and a component of the S&P 500, AMETEK has over 18,500 colleagues at more than 150 operating locations in 30 countries around the world. Our mission is to solve our customers' most complex challenges with differentiated technology solutions. AMETEK's Growth Model combines four strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion, and New Product Development.

Our core values - ethics, integrity, respect for the individual, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and social responsibility - are essential to doing business the right way. AMETEK believes that a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment are critical to the continued growth and success of the company. We seek to hire, develop, and retain individuals who embrace and thrive in our performance-based, entrepreneurial culture. We are united by our common spirit of collaboration, creativity, and innovation, backed by the power of a large, global, company.

To learn more about working at AMETEK, visit https://www.ametek.com/careers

Job description: About Us:

At AMETEK, we don't just manufacture market-leading electronic instruments and electromechanical devices - we are using innovation to make the world a better place; technology to improve lives; and talent to solve challenges that matter.

Job Summary:

The Plant Controller will be the finance lead for the Business Manager and will provide financial analysis which supports strategic choices to improve the profitability of the business. The day-to-day activities will involve planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning and cost accounting.

Key Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Business Manager and management to drive unit performance in achieving budgeted and forecasted financial metrics
Take a direct role and oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization. Self-perform many critical tasks.
Ensure credibility by providing timely and accurate financial statements, analyzing budgets and financial trends and working with the sales and operations teams on forecasting
Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the executive team and make actionable recommendation on both strategy and operations
Continuously evaluate short and long term strategic financial objectives
Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions
Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
Ensure that effective internal controls are adhered to and comply with GAAP, SOX, ASC 606 and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
Drive activities regarding working capital management
Participate in physical inventories
Review spending requests for capital expenditures, research and development projects, and major expense projects and provide financial guidance on business unit investments
Participate in special projects, including acquisition opportunities, and compile a variety of special reports
Supervise a small team of finance employees

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
Minimum of 6-8 years of progressive financial experience with at least 2 years in a financial management and leadership role
Knowledge of GAAP, SOX, and ASC 606
Experience with monthly/quarterly closings
Experience with compliance and documentation
Cost accounting skills
Experience developing forecasts, budgets and long-term strategic plans
Computer skills - pivot tables, look-up formulas

Desired Qualifications:

MBA and/or CPA
Oracle and HFM background
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
Ability to exercise sound judgment and draw conclusions based on accurate and timely analysis
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation
Strong reasoning skills
Team player with a positive attitude
Desire to advance your career into higher business management positions

What's in It for You:

Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
401(k), plus matching
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
Employee referral program
Tuition reimbursement program
Employee assistance program
Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact
Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities

Additional Details:

Location Information:

This position is located in Waukegan, Illinois, approximately midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Waukegan offers year-round special events and an emphasis on the arts. The historic Genesee Theatre hosts touring Broadway shows, along with headliner comedians and musical shows. Waukegan also features award-winning golf courses, parks and recreation, as well as an active charter fishing fleet sailing out of Waukegan Harbor. This is a place where big-city amenities and small-town charm combine to create a community that is culturally rich, economically secure and family friendly.

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Keywords: Ametek, Inc., Waukegan , Plant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Waukegan, Illinois

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