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Plant Manager

Columbia, Maryland

The Plant Controller is a key leader on the plant leadership team. The Plant Controller is responsible for planning and coordinating plant budget and business planning activities in alignment with corporate policies and practices. The incumbent will provide financial direction to the plant and provide recommendations to improve site performance.

  • Manage month-end closing and prepare monthly financial statements and other operational reports for site

  • Analyze variances and communicates explanations to management with recommended actions

  • Prepare forecasts of income statement, balance sheets, and statement of cash flows for the Plant

  • Calculates standard costs for annual budgets and update them whenever is needed

  • Must work across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant objectives

  • Provides proactive interpretation of complex financial and operational matters to various departmental leaders used to drive business decisions

  • Collaborates with Plant Manager and senior management to explain results, make improvements, manage projects, identify inefficiencies, understand operations and lead the development of complex analysis

  • Monitor and implement plant internal controls (in conjunction with corporate policies) as necessary to ensure reporting integrity, safeguard company assets, and identify risks

  • Estimate product costs to support quoting activities



The more common skills and attributes that are needed for this role may include:

  • Supervises all accounting operations at the plant, including Billing, A/R, A/P, G/L, Inventory/Cost Accounting and Revenue Recognition

  • At least 7 years’ experience in a similar position

  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting techniques as well as proficiency with financial statement analysis and projection

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP

  • Cost accounting experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office and ORACLE financial software

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Experience in handling multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents.

  • Excellent communication skills, internally and externally

  • Must demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and character and promote ethical business behavior throughout the organization

  • Must be a team player and act cooperatively with the business

  • Demonstrate strong and pragmatic business acumen

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

    Certis Biologicals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Human Resources
Kasia O'Donnell

Certis USA, L.L.C
9175 Guilford Road, Suite 175
Columbia, Maryland 21046