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Southwire Controller

Elkhart, Indiana
1 Sep 2022

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what's possible? 



Southwire Job Description

Job Title:    Controller - Bremen
Department:    Industrial Operations Finance  
Location:    Bremen, IN
Report To:    Director, Industrial Operations Finance 


This position will provide functional leadership in driving financial results, performance analysis and timely closing and reporting per the corporate closing schedule.  The position will support Bremen Campus, leading implementation in best practices and constant improvement in financial reporting to business leaders.  Controller will ensure that all financial and accounting policies are consistently and accurately implemented and reported with strict adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This role will be a key partner to Bremen Plant Manager and Director Industrial Operations Finance to drive efficiency, profitability, and output growth.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

    Financial Reporting & Analysis - Provide timely, insightful and relevant analysis of financial results on a period and ad hoc basis to MTO manufacturing and operations leadership.  Responsible for monthly close out.  
    Annual Operating Plan - Coordinate the annual budgeting process, including but not limited to the development and review of department level budgets and the subsequent roll-forward of standard costs.  
    Develop monthly and quarterly financial forecasts.  Lead weekly, monthly, quarterly financial reporting reviews.
    Position covers the Bremen Plant accounting and FP&A responsibilities
    Prepare all financial activities including specified entries/requirements for monthly close process
    Analyze financial reports and records
    Provide proactive financial support and analysis for plant management.
    Provide support for variance analysis and account reconciliations
    Manage fixed asset and project accounting
    Update and monitor standard costs as required
    Participate in and ensure proper controls for monthly physical inventory counts
    Conduct special projects as required
    Provide deliverables with quality and on time for corporate reporting requirements

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required.  MBA or MPACC degree a plus.  
    5+ years of progressive accounting or financial experience required, preferably in a Manufacturing environment.
    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis in Excel a plus. Experience with SAP a plus.
    Must possess excellent verbal and written communications, organization, presentation, interpersonal, and project management skills.  Must be able to multitask and work well in a team environment as well as independently.
    Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment


Attracts Top Talent
Drives Results
Decision Quality
Financial Acumen
Communicates Effectively

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • Parental Leave 
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 700051651-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: Elkhart, Indiana
  • Salary: On Application