Plant Controller - $95-$110k plus bonus

Kansas City, MO 64125

Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: Job-1698

Plant Controller


$95 - $110K plus bonus


Kansas City, MO


Interviewing over the next two weeks


Bell & Associates has been engaged to help our client find their next Plant Controller.  The position of Plant Controller - Manufacturing will have primary responsibility and leadership around the Accounting function specific to their recently established Manufacturing division. This Accounting leader will have core Accounting responsibility around the development and communication of management reporting, standard costing methodologies, and a deep-dive understanding of the division s performance. The Plant Controller Manufacturing will play a key role in the financial support for the EVP of Manufacturing, VP of Manufacturing, and 3 manufacturing site leaders in helping to achieve their business objectives. 


  • Lead and ensure the monthly financials for each of the 3 manufacturing sites are timely and accurately depicted in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

  • Help in the development of a standard costing model for each manufacturing product line

  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs, working with the executive team on adjustments needed to the standard cost model

  • Have full ownership in the development of the monthly burden/overhead cost allocation model

  • Provide the Executive team with monthly management reporting on site performance including but not limited to units produced, raw materials, direct labor, direct parts, burden/overhead, specific shop performance, warranty/quality, scrap/waste and other key performance indicators

  • Create the annual physical count and reconciliation of finished goods inventories and fixed assets; quarterly cycle counts of key inventory

  • Assist with the development of business cases around enhancements to production capacity

  • Be able to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual management reports for the Executive Team and the Board of Directors


  • 6+ years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment including previous experience helping set cost standards and the monitoring of burden/overhead pools

  • Bachelor s Degree in Accounting

  • A strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills

  • Sound understanding of accounting principals

  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel

  • CPA, CMA or MBA preferred

  • Significant experience with continuous improvement around undefined processes preferred


Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America -




Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.    


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