Plant Financial Analyst

Location: Scottsboro, AL

PLANT FINANCE SPECIALIST / Remote-Friendly Opportunity
Location: Scottsboro, AL

Salary: $67,800.00-$93,200.00 (Plus Bonus) + Comprehensive Benefits Package

The main objective of the Plant Finance Specialist is to oversee monthly closings, perform analysis, and reconcile accounts for a medium-sized plant, two smaller plants, or a large plant with multiple accountants. This role involves analyzing results, preparing forecasts for plant and business divisions, managing capital and technical project accounting, developing standard costs and budgets, and actively participating in process improvement initiatives.

Your Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive financial support to plant management
  • Track and document project expenses and capital expenditures in detail
  • Prepare monthly forecasts and annual operating plans
  • Review, analyze, and approve facility maintenance spending
  • Facilitate month-end and year-end closing procedures
  • Assist in the development of Bill of Materials (BOMs), routings, and standards
  • Collaborate in the creation of the plant's financial operating plan
  • Analyze and prepare reports on monthly updates and project progress
  • Work closely with the IT team to address system issues
  • Reconcile related general ledger accounts
  • Develop and enhance financial processes and procedures for plant operations
  • Conduct financial and strategic analyses to inform accurate business decisions and potential investments
  • Identify and drive cost reduction and working capital improvement opportunities
  • Oversee plant procurement activities
  • Perform any other assigned duties as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years of finance or accounting experience
  • Proficiency in cost accounting (standard costing), budgeting, forecasting, month-end and year-end close activities, and inventory management
  • Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel (including formulas, V-Lookups, and Pivot tables), PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Working knowledge of SAP or ERP systems (preferred)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with individuals at all levels internally and externally
  • Moderate travel required (11 - 29 days per year)
  • Work environment typical of an office setting


The company offers a range of health benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as a wellness program and critical illness insurance. A 401(k) plan with a generous company match is also available, along with paid vacation and sick leave, as well as parental leave for eligible employees. Other benefits include basic life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Additional options include supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. The company also provides various tax-saving accounts, such as health spending accounts, traditional flexible spending accounts, and dependent care spending accounts. Furthermore, a tuition reimbursement program is offered for undergraduate and select graduate programs.

- Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is necessary

- Proficient in cost accounting

- Hybrid work arrangement may be a possibility after training, but initial presence at the plant is expected

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