Salary Mid-Point: $115,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
The Operations controller supports the annual budget process and the ongoing variance-to-plan analysis. The controller monitors performance to various financial targets/KPIs, investigating variances, communicating findings, and recommending improvements as required. The role provides detailed financial analytical support for projects and partners with management to facilitate prudent financial decision-making.

  • Support of the annual budgeting process and quarterly estimate process, coordinating inputs from relevant stakeholders and driving continual process improvements
  • Investigate actual vs budget variances on a monthly basis and communicate findings to management in a clear and concise manner, suggesting opportunities for improvement as needed
  • Provide detailed analysis on financial performance and relevant KPIs (OPEX, OPEX ratios, Contribution margin, etc.) by leveraging insights from the business.
  • Prevent inaccuracies in financial statements by setting up internal control systems and adopting proper policies for financial reporting.
  • Communicate complex financial findings/implications clearly and simply for consumption by non-financial management.
  • Responsible for annual Costing of the products in SAP
  • Coordinate physical inventories and cycle counts
  • Responsible for the root cause analysis on all the variances including PPV.
  • Collaborates with cost center owners, and leadership in development of resource plans. Optimizes headcount/spend in the context of capacity, productivity, strategy, and other analytics.
  • Assist in the detailed analysis of value-added projects such as cost saving initiatives, CAPEX initiatives, operational efficiency improvements, customer-facing initiatives, etc.
  • Problem solver with the ability to multitask, as well as enhance policies and controls. throughout the company and to identify potential risks in a timely manner.
  • Thorough understanding of Inventory and Freight management, Warehousing and related Logistics.
  • Serve as a business subject matter expert for various improvement projects (i.e. proposed SAP changes)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • 3+ years of progressive Accounting experience, in an operational accounting or cost accounting role with the manufacturing industry
  • SAP strongly preferred