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Plant Manufacturing Controller 

Category Accounting/Finance  

Position Summary:

The Controller shall act as a key member of the plant management team in making business decisions. The incumbent will provide analysis and judgment to ensure that plant activities are reflected accurately in the financial statements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Critical review of financial statements to validate business performance; initiates corrections
  • Critical review of capital expenditure requests to validate assumptions used in IRR calculation
  • Support line management in creation of performance plans and action plans
  • Review and update plant budgets and forecasts
  • Perform standard and ad hoc performance analysis for line management
  • Recommend business actions based on financial analysis
  • Ensure that financial reporting is consistent w/ GAAP and with CBP Accounting Policy
  • Provide key financial data and analysis for monthly reporting package
  • Support plant manager in maintaining a strong local internal control structure
  • Reconcile applicable balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Facilitate accurate and smooth processing of transactions (purchasing, receiving, shipping, counting, Mfg Accounting, etc.) at the plant
  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
  • Perform various process improvement initiatives.


  • Achievement of plant performance plan (e.g. BC, ME., Usage optimization, etc.)
  • Achievement of annual fixed cost budget
  • Influence Plant Managers on tactical and strategic business decisions to improve performance
  • Compliance with Finance close cycle and reporting requirements
  • Accurate Forecasts
  • Comply with all SOX requirements
  • Compliant usage of common system tools (ERP)
  • Enhance the safety culture of CBP
  • Support continuous process improvement and lean manufacturing culture at the plant
Position Requirements

Qualification Profile:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum 5-8 years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility
  • Professional accounting designation required (CMA, CGA, CPA or CA)
  • MBA an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive manufacturing background or equivalent industry experience
  • Demonstrated financial/business analysis skills
  • Strong ERP Data and Business Intelligence skills
  • Moderate knowledge of the theory and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Moderate knowledge of JD Edwards/E-One system
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Plant Manufacturing Controller  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Greg Krizan  
Req Number ACC-19-00004  
Location Buchanan  
About the Organization At Continental we manufacture a full range of Bison Board brand drywall and Rapid Coat brand joint compound to provide our customers with the materials and service they need for all of their commercial and residential building projects. We are committed to doing the right thing 100% of the time by investing in smart operations, experienced support and consistent product quality. Our customers can count on us to help them build their business Bison Strong™. We put the highest priority on the health, well-being and safety of our team, customers and stakeholders. We strive for operational excellence throughout our business and provide professional development to our associates through a multitude of cross-functional experiences. Our team prides itself on our approachability, our professionalism, and our 'get it done' philosophy. In searching for new team members, we look for upbeat, talented professionals with entrepreneurial spirit who share these ideals.  

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