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Plant Accounting Manager

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Reporting to the Assistant Controller this position ensures that company accounting policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at the plant level. This position is the financial member of the Plant Management team and provides financial information to impact operating decisions at the plant level and directs monthly close and related activities.


Direct and coordinate monthly financial reporting. This includes preparation of monthly Plant reporting book and commentary for distribution to both Plant Personnel and Senior Management, review of Account Analysis for the Sauk Village location, monitor transactions from Information Systems to the general ledger, book certain journal entries, and making sure controls are in place to properly record company transactions. Provide accurate and timely information for the Annual Plan.
Ensure that the Plant Management team understands and complies with agreed financial procedures; and drives improvements to these systems and processes to enhance efficiency and control. This includes weekly reviews with the Plant Management team and monthly reviews with the Plant Manager to discuss key performance indicators and trends (i.e. efficiency, volume variance, expense analysis, cycle count accuracy, etc.).
Responsible for the management of day to day operations and performing variety of duties in support of the Assistant Controller. This includes coordination and review of all Inventory physical and cycle counts. Preparation of all Capital Appropriations and monitoring of spending to make sure it is kept within corporate policies and to ensure standard costs for production are accurate and to update/add costing for existing/new items. To maintain effective systems of financial control; to keep financial control procedures under review per the Sarbanes-Oxley narratives and alert the Assistant Controller of any inadequacies.
Lead and compile plant operations budgeting and forecasting cycle.
Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate department staff. This includes interviewing for open positions, on an on-going basis direct team members, and ensures clarity of roles and key deliverables so as to make the best use of their skills and to maintain an efficient service to the organization. To agree and review work objectives for team members and to take responsibility for conducting reviews in a timely fashion. Also continuous cross-Training, review and redistribution of job responsibilities so that the month-end process continues to improve.
Support Annual Audit (internal and external auditors).
Member of ISO team ensuring all control and documentation are in place to maintain ISO certificate.
Work on special projects as needed including prepare for and implement new ERP system.
Responsible for ensuring that all employees follow company GMP, sanitation, prerequisite programs, chemical control and food safety plans and policies.


Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including U.S./Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems including but not limited to ERP Systems and Fixed Asset Software.
Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Must be trained in and follow company policies on GMP, sanitation, pre-requisite programs, chemical control and food safety plans and policies.
Must be competent to carry out food packaging safety and quality responsibilities


At least 7 years of financial accounting experience with at least 5 years in a manufacturing environment.


Undergraduate degree in Accounting.

MBA/Professional accreditation preferred.

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations to:

1111 Winpak Way Sauk Village, IL 60411, Email:

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.