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Plant Controller

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

General Summary:

This position has overall responsibility for all financial aspects of the facility in a lean manufacturing and distribution environment.

Essential Functions:

Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within their area of responsibility.  Support and enforce all plant safety policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner. Responsible for having a clear understanding and adhering to all corporate and plant financial procedures, methodology, and terminology as they apply to plant operations. Responsible for the performance, development, and training of the Finance Department. Responsible for the integrity of all financial aspects of the site, including:

All inventories (including but not limited to finished goods (FG), raw materials (RM), semi-finished goods (SF) & maintenance repair and operations (MRO))

Standard costs

Bill of material (BOM) accuracy

Invoice processing

Spending approval authorities (SAP, PNET, etc.)

Process flow integrity

Preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts for the site. Communication and execution of monthly closing activities and the preparation of the monthly cost report detailing actual results and variances vs. plan. Management of all plant balance sheet accounts, including accrual, payroll, and GR/IR accounts. Oversight of the capital spending process and capitalization/retirement of fixed assets. Provide plant and corporate management financial information as requested. Provide proactive leadership to meet and exceed plant financial targets Actively participate in plant Leadership Team initiatives. Actively discover cost reduction opportunities, and drive cost reduction activities/projects. Actively participate in LEAN Manufacturing activities. Learn how to run different functions of the plant to fulfill on-call duties and to fill in for the Plant Manager in his/her absence.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization Exceptional communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc. Strong organizational/time management skills with the ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment. Expert computer skills (SAP and MS Office Suite). Proven track record operating with integrity and ethical standards, with the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality at all times and in all situations.


Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting, MBA preferred CMA, CPA certifications a plus 7-10 years experience in cost accounting, preferably in a fast-paced manufacturing and distribution environment with advancing levels of responsibility; consumer goods industry experience is highly desirable.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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