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Plant Controller



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Plant Controller POST NUMBER: 409167

Charlotte, NC, US Hybrid
July 3rd, 2024
$ 100000.00 - 150000.00 yearly
direct hire
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The Plant Controller will be responsible for managing the financial operations of our manufacturing facility. This role will oversee budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting to ensure the financial health and operational efficiency of the plant. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting and finance within a manufacturing environment and be adept at driving financial performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis:

    • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
    • Conduct variance analysis to identify trends, gaps, and opportunities for improvement.
    • Provide detailed financial insights to support decision-making processes.
  • Budgeting & Forecasting:

    • Develop and manage the plant's annual budget and periodic forecasts.
    • Monitor financial performance against the budget and provide variance explanations.
    • Collaborate with department managers to prepare accurate forecasts.
  • Cost Management:

    • Oversee the cost accounting function, including product costing and inventory valuation.
    • Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to improve financial performance.
    • Monitor and analyze manufacturing costs, and recommend process improvements.
  • Internal Controls & Compliance:

    • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
    • Develop and maintain strong internal controls to safeguard assets and ensure the integrity of financial data.
    • Coordinate internal and external audits and implement audit recommendations.
  • Financial Planning & Strategy:

    • Support plant management in strategic planning and decision-making.
    • Provide financial guidance on capital expenditures, investments, and business expansions.
    • Lead initiatives to improve financial processes and systems.
  • Leadership & Collaboration:

    • Manage, mentor, and develop the plant’s finance team.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive financial and operational performance.


  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA or CMA preferred.
  • Experience:

    • 7 years of experience in accounting or finance, with a focus on manufacturing environments.
    • Proven track record of financial management and analysis.
    • Experience with ERP systems and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Skills:

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
    • High level of integrity and attention to detail.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Paid time off and holiday pay.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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