Pinnacle Foods

  • Plant Controller

    Location US-IL-St. Elmo
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    • Development of annuals goals that align with plant/company goals
    • Development and compliance with all company policies required to ensure consistent financial reporting, accurate reporting of asset values, and safeguarding of all company assets
    • Support of the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting and audit functions for the facility and ensuring compliance to SOX controls and Financial Policies in place
    • Management of the annual plant physical inventory (raw material, WIP and Finished Goods). Assisting the auditors (internal or external) with their review
    • Support of the annual plant accounting audit, internal and external. Preparation of all pre-audit schedules
    • Review of all plant capital requests, including review of DCF analysis
    • Management of an annual Fixed Asset cycle-count
    • Work with operations to complete a weekly plant financial scorecard and associated analysis Provide commentary at weekly review meeting
    • Review weekly yield results with operations and request explanation for all material variances
    • Completion of the plant month end closing. This includes the publication of the monthly Operational Review packet with analysis. Support the plant manager at monthly meetings
    • Management of the hourly payroll processing
    • Work with operations and procurement to develop the plant AOP
    • Monthly spending schedules by department
    • Capital spending plan by project
    • Development and analysis of product cost standards, including maintenance of BOM
    • Allocation of costs to work centers and ultimately to case costs
    • Analysis of new raw material costs
    • Formulation and yield variance calculations
    • Development of financial bridges to previous AOP and LE
    • Completion of the AOP review presentation and all standard reports
    • Work with operations and procurement to develop quarterly forecasts (LE)
    • Creation of monthly variances schedule
    • Completion of LE reviews presentation and all standard reports
    • Support the Plant Manager in all financial decisions or special assignments



    • Proven management skills to manage a team of 2 to 3 Financial Analysts/Cost Manager
    • Strong ability to lead by influence and work across all functions of the business
    • Knowledge of all SOX and GAAP requirements
    • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and Accounting software
    • Ability to work with individuals at various levels in the organization
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • High level of attention to detail



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
    • MBA or Master’s in Finance preferred
    • CPA preferred



    • Travel is required for the position 10% of the time



    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.






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