Danville , VA
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Danville, VA Full-time
Posted on February 2, 2020
Basic Purpose and Scope:
The Plant Accountant will take ownership and personal responsibility for ensuring the accuracy, integrity, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of all plant financial activity. The position is expected to drive continued process improvements in the cost estimate process, continuous improvement initiatives, standards rolls, annual operational budgets, capital & asset management & reporting, and financial/performance review and analysis of the plant.

Core Values – Culture – Service:
1. Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company core values
2. Accountable for outstanding Customer service to all internal and external Customers
3. Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
4. Help uphold a "Team Member" environment supporting others with positive behavior

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Provide financial insight to plant leadership team through compelling, accurate analyses. Analyze and report trends and variances, opportunities for improvement, and/or risk of missing performance targets on a monthly basis to manufacturing leadership- 30%
• Support continuous improvement initiatives working cross-functionally as necessary- 15%
• Support CAPEX Process- 15%
• Create, maintain & report daily operations metrics-10%
• Conduct Plant Level Month-End Close-10%
• Conduct Monthly Operations Review- 5%
• Develop Plant Level Budget- 5%
• Analyze and Approve Plant Level Costing System Standards- 5%
• Develop plant leadership team's (director, managers and supervisors) financial acumen in the areas of budget, capital process, and other activities that have a financial impact.- 5%
• Ability to meet attendance requirements- On-Going

Supervisory Responsibilities
1. None

• Education: 4 year College / University degree in related field of study. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
• Certifications: Preference for individuals with any or all of the following certifications; APICS - CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management, CMA – Certified Management Accountant, CCA – Certified Cost Accountant
• Experience: 3-5 years in cost accounting or supply chain operations financial analysis role
• Consumer packaged goods or food manufacturing experience preferred
• Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, and Power Point) and proven ability to learn other systems
• Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with ability to express ideas effectively and efficiently in the common language
• Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with all contacts inside and outside of the company with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task, focus and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
• Perform other activities and duties as assigned

Travel Requirements
1. Travel up to 5% of the time should be expected.

Physical Demands
Sitting 70% Walking 15% Standing 15%
Near Acuity Speaking – Ordinary Speech Hearing – Ordinary Conversation
Manual Dexterity – Computer Keyboard Fingering

Work Environment
80% of time normal office environment
20% of time wet, noisy, hot or cold environment while working in production area or warehouse. Position is expected to visit/work on the shop floor in the context of continuous improvement events, root-cause analysis, to provide feedback and to train.
Exposure to fluorescent lights
Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

We do not offer sponsorship

We are an EEO employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or veteran status. We affirm the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected classification.