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Plant Controller

Job Description

Plan, coordinate and control accounting functions associated with one or more of the company's manufacturing facilities, reporting to the Operations Controller. Candidate must be comfortable working independently and be able to assist location management with explanations of financial concepts, company policies, and financial implications of proposed activities.  


Duties and Responsibilities


The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.


        Financial Statement preparation and reporting results to various levels within the organization.


        Daily reconciliation of subledgers to General Ledger.


        Analytical reporting of Key Measurables to Operational Partners.


        Working knowledge of standard and average inventory costing.


        Spreadsheet development and maintenance for analytical reporting.


        Inventory costing accuracy including calculation of labor and overhead rates.


        Partner with Operations to understand operational activities for proactive and continuous improvement decision making.


        Annual budget and monthly forecasting.


        Support and reporting for annual physical inventory and cycle counts.


        Support for audits, internal and external.


        AR and AP supervision, resolve payment issues to suppliers and from customers.


        Manage fixed assets requests.


        Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge & Skills


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The individual should possess the following knowledge, characteristics, skills and/or abilities:


        Knowledge of GAAP financial and accounting principles and internal control procedures.


        Familiar with standard ERP reporting systems (DAX experience a plus).


        Manufacturing and cost accounting experience preferable.


        Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma experience preferable.


        Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.


        Ability to interpret financial statements.


        Excellent computer skills - Excel spreadsheet development, Word and Outlook, etc.


        Skill in analyzing continuous quality improvement needs and opportunities, and implementing responsive strategies and procedures.


        Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously.


        Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures



Company Description
As one of the largest railcar wheel, refurbishment, and component parts manufacturing service networks in North America, Greenbrier Rail Services ("GRS") is uniquely positioned to offer innovative engineering solutions and skilled and refurbishment services. GRS is a subsidiary of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA, an international leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry. The Greenbrier family of companies ("Greenbrier") builds, leases, repairs and refurbishes freight railcars for customers throughout North America, and builds freight railcars in Europe. Greenbrier owns a lease fleet and performs management services for railcar customers. Greenbrier is also a leading supplier of oceangoing barges for the American maritime industry.
EOE including Disability/Veteran



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