Plant Controller
Alltech Nutrition - Eldora, IA

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Alltech :
Alltech ranks among the top 10 animal health companies in the world, and the company has experienced consistent growth since it was founded in 1980. Headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky, Alltech has a presence in over 128 countries with distributors around the world. Today it employs 3,100 people and growth continues at a rate of 20 percent.

Job Description

An animal feed manufacture located in Eldora, Iowa is seeking a Plant Controller.

Function as a business partner with plant and financial management located in Nicholasville, Kentucky to effectively manage and control the local business. Accountable for plant level responsibilities including general accounting, cost accounting, bill of materials, business analysis, and financial reporting. Will also liaison with corporate financial staff, as required.

Manage the timely completion of the month-end financial close.

Analyze and accurately report current month’s financial results to the plant, sales, and corporate management in accordance with corporate format and time requirements.

Prepare and coordinate the annual budget at the plant level.

Prepare, maintain and analyze product gross margins on a monthly basis.

Partner with plant management to increase plant efficiency and profitability.

Prepare analysis to understand the financial ramifications of current and proposed business actions.

Identify issues and proactively initiate analyses / solutions to financial management and operations.

Develop and evaluate the current accounting staff to achieve quality financial results and to maximize performance.

Ensure internal and external compliance with company policies and procedures.

Oversee and reconcile inventory cycle counts and conduct annual physical inventory.

Assist in preparation of capital appropriations requests.

Responsible for finance related internal controls.

Submit all financial transactions, transmissions, and reporting on a timely and accurate basis.

Perform audits of bills of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and accounted for properly.

Ensure timely and accurate input of bill of material and price code changes.

Reconcile the systems perpetual inventory to production, shipping, and returns on a monthly basis.

Meet with the General Manager to discuss production and costing issues. Review labor reporting and cost, material costs, manufacturing overhead, distribution cost, returns and inventory levels.

Document and understand ERP/MRP systems, hardware, and reporting conventions.

Analyze potential excess and obsolete inventory items quarterly.

Reconcile all inter-company accounts monthly.

Assure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Policies. Resolve questions of GAAP and internal controls with corporate financial management.

Assist in the completion of special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

B.S. in Accounting or Finance 4 year degree minimum.

2-5 years as plant controller or cost manager in a manufacturing environment with an emphasis on cost accounting, reporting and variance analysis.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Sound planning and organizational skills.

Skills in Excel and ERP systems.

Bonus potential is available.

Alltech offers a comprehensive benefit package and an atmosphere for professional and personal development. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. Please email resume with salary requirements to and