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Plant Controller

Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., JELD-WEN is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance interior and exterior building products, offering one of the broadest selections of windows, interior and exterior doors, and wall systems. JELD-WEN delivers a differentiated customer experience, providing construction professionals with durable, energy-efficient products and labor-saving services that help them maximize productivity and create beautiful, secure spaces for all to enjoy. The JELD-WEN team is driven by innovation and committed to creating safe, sustainable environments for customers, associates, and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America;vSwedoor® and DANA® in Europe; and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Breezway® in Australia.


The Plant Controller will be a key member of the North American Accounting, leading a team of 3 and will report directly to the NA Group Controller. The Plant Controller will ensure the accuracy, reliability and integrity of the company’s books and records and will play a critical role driving operational efficiency and standard work for applicable accounting and reporting processes.  They will have responsibility to establish and implement an effective system of internal controls and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, company policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations.  They will also support the needs of the business by providing analysis and insight into accounting transactions and underlying activities that may have an impact on financial and operational performance.  


This role will have hybrid flexibiliity with up to 2-3 days in the office weekly.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enhancing the customer experience.
  • Assist the plant and finance management teams with month end reporting, review, projections and forecasts.
  • Ensure finance transactions and resulting financial statements are accurate and reliable and internal controls are effective.
  • Manage financial statement close process and ensure key deliverables are completed on time and accurately.
  • or changes to accounting policy to ensure timely and effective implementation.
  • Assess current processes and implement new processes (as needed) to ensure the accuracy and valid business purpose of transactions. 
  • Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
  • Ensure plants and other functional areas provide and are provided information required to complete period-end close processes are accurate, properly documented and provided in a timely manner per the financial close calendar.
  • Ensure there is a sufficient review of plant-level financial statements to identify and resolve potential material errors, omissions, or misstatements; this review, including relevant commentary, must be documented and submitted monthly.
  • Perform monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations to gain assurance balance sheet accounts are accurate and reconciling items are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Coordination and oversight of quarterly physical inventories and audits of sites. 
  • Partner with Operations Finance to establish processes and controls to ensure the proper valuation of inventory and accurate reporting of cost of sales.  This includes establishing implementation guidelines related to establishing labor and overhead rates used in the valuation of inventory.  Responsibilities also includes establishing guidelines for the development of standard cost models where applicable.
  • Partner with Operations Finance to implement processes and controls to ensure the accurate valuation of inventory.  This includes assessing inventory for risks related to lower of cost or net realizable value as well as the physical control over inventory.
  • Assist plant management team in budgeting and forecasting which consists of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual projections for the income statement, balance sheet and operating cash flow. 
  • Maintains strong communication between the plant, finance and operations leadership. 
  • Performs ad hoc analysis and other tasks in support of the business unit as required. 


Desired Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline required. MBA or master’s degree in accounting preferred.
  • CPA or CMA designation(s) or significant progress toward completion preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of accounting experience in a manufacturing company and /or public accounting.
  • Minimum 3 years experience managing teams in a finance or accounting.
  • Minimum 5 years Cost Accounting and Inventory experience.
  • Minimum 5 years experience with DFS and Cash Flow Analysis
  • Experience with Dietz Method and/or MIRR.
  • Experience with SAP, IFS, HFM/Hyperion/OneStream consolidation tools and data analytics tools (Power BI) preferred.
  • Has a fundamental understanding of accounting concepts including the interrelation of the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. 


Key Competencies

  • High competency in the development, implementation, and monitoring of internal controls.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to influence desired outcomes.
  • Team player who is organized, a self-starter and pays attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.




JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.


Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

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