Pinnacle Foods

  • Plant Controller

    Location US-IL-Mattoon
    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.



    The Plant Controller is responsible to supply financial support and reporting to plant operations and upper management. This includes partnering with departmental leads to build the annual budget, develop quarterly forecasts with operational personnel, identify and help to implement plant formulation and cost savings initiatives, and prepare weekly and monthly cost performance reports for management. This position leads all finance activities such as month end closing, cost and general accounting, AP, fixed assets, PR and maintains internal controls.



    • Development of annuals goals that align with plant/company goals
    • Act as a resource with Plant leadership team on cost savings project development and investment justification
    • 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
    • Manages the annual plant accounting audit, internal and external.
    • 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
    • With the plant management team, coordinates the development of the annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts
    • Development and analysis of product cost standards, including maintenance of BOM and routers
    • Development of financial bridges to AOP and LE
    • Prepares Monthly spending schedules by department
    • Monitors Capital spending to plan by project.
    • Analyzes formulation and yield variances
    • Completion of LE reviews presentation and all standard reports
    • Support the Plant Manager in all financial decisions or special assignments
    • Manages one financial analyst




    • Proven management skills to manage one Financial Analyst
    • 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 ERP software, BPCS a plus
    • Ability to work with individuals at various levels in the organization
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • High level of attention to detail
    • 5-7 years of proven financial/accounting experience


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
    • MBA or CPA is a plus


    • 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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