Site Controller

Location: Forest Lake, MN

Our client, a manufacturing company, is currently hiring for the position of Site Accountant. This role will be based in Forest Lake, MN. As the Site Accountant, your main responsibility will be to oversee the accounting function of the company. This includes managing monthly financial statements, overseeing the month end, quarter end, and year end close process, implementing process improvements, and providing decision support for Operations across multiple plant locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the month-end close process, including reporting and analysis, for 3 manufacturing plants
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls for all plant level sales, operations, and finance activities
  • Handle cash management for the sites, including weekly cash forecasting
  • Analyze financial performance and identify areas for improvement, making recommendations to leadership
  • Conduct analysis of cost of goods sold, product variances, overhead costs, and other operating costs
  • Establish, evaluate, and update standard costs
  • Conduct quarterly review of all balance sheet accounts
  • Lead annual audits for the company
  • Ensure accuracy of physical inventory and associated reports
  • Prepare and manage plant level budgets and forecasts
  • Oversee capital expenditure and maintain fixed asset records
  • Handle any ad hoc reporting and projects as needed


  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field
  • Preferably have a CPA and/or MBA qualification
  • Have at least 5 years of experience as a Controller in a manufacturing environment
  • Possess expertise in financial reporting, cost accounting, consolidation, and financial analysis
  • Be proficient with MS Excel and ERP systems
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