Plant Controller

Paterson, NJ

As a manufacturing facility Plant Controller with Green Thumb, you will be an integral part of the plant management team as well as a key member of the Operations Finance team. As such, this position requires direct involvement in both plant operations and accounting/finance activities and initiatives as required. Duties include overall responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of financial and operational management information to be used in reporting financial results as well as managing the facility, and more specifically as follows; 


Responsibilities 

  • Perform monthly closing of financials for facility in accordance with GAAP and Company policy  
  • Prepare monthly analysis of financial results including variance / bridging analysis in coordination with the facility GM and operational staff  
  • Coordination and oversight of physical inventories, SOX, and audits with plant sites  
  • Prepare daily/weekly labor utilization plan, including headcount and overtime reporting  
  • Lead and prepare annual budget and monthly forecasts comparing projected results to prior year, budget and previous forecasts  
  • Coordinate evaluation of capital projects and approval process  
  • Maintain fixed asset register: record new assets, transfers or retirements and calculate monthly depreciation figures 
  • Perform operational analysis, trend projections and forecasting  
  • Lead site level financial meetings, participate in site level leadership meetings, provide financial visibility to business partners for decision making 
  • Review site performance and KPI data with management; understand trends and help analyze root causes. 
  • Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs  
  • Provide reports and data to manufacturing department heads to assist them in managing their department expenses (including, but not limited to spending reports, operating reports, and variance analyses)  
  • Work with operations finance team to calculate, analyze, and maintain data to determine standard costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor  
  • Responsible to monitor and maintain proper inventory reporting and control at the site - Inventory reconciliation, cycle counts, inventory discard process etc.  
  • Responsible for balance sheet account reconciliations  
  • Assist ERP Project implementation team and lead site level ERP implementation 
  • Responsible to hire, train, lead, and develop site level finance resources 
  • Provide financial support on as needed basis to general manager and other facility employees  
  • Conduct ad hoc analyses, special projects, and other duties as assigned  


Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field  
  • 8+ years of total experience in accounting and 5+ years of Operations finance or cost accounting experience in a manufacturing/production environment  
  • Proven mastery of accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations  
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness  
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment  
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, non-verbal, written), with the ability to build relationships at all levels, both internally and externally  
  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking  
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information  
  • High attention to detail and accuracy  
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb 


Additional Requirements 

  • Must pass any and all required background checks  
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry  
  • Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry 

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