Assistant Plant Controller Job at Emerson, Orange, CA

  • Emerson
  • Orange, CA

Job Description

If you are a Finance professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson's RIDGID Products business in Orange, VA has an exciting opportunity for you! As an Assistant Controller, you will be a key financial leader and work closely with the Orange plant leadership and the Plant Controller on a wide range of hands-on accounting tasks. We are looking for a candidate that has the desire and skills to quickly grow into a larger financial leadership role at our facility. This role offers the opportunity to grow within the organization very quickly.

Emerson's global Professional Tools business is an equal opportunity employer, offering the broadest portfolio of reliable tools and technologies for those working in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades! With unparalleled expertise from RIDGID, Greenlee, and Klauke, we deliver trusted products that provide diligent performance to handle the industries' toughest challenges.

Relocation assistance available for qualified candidates!

In this Role, Your Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Assist the Controller with managing the local general ledger through the monthly close process and account reconciliations; prepare, review & analyze monthly financial statements and maintain all accounting processes and ensure compliance to US GAAP.
  • Analyze and report on operational results against forecasts.
  • Assist the plant leadership in the use and understanding of financial data and performance and cost-related metrics and provides the management team with actionable decision support analysis.
  • Manage the product costing process for the plant. Complete the annual standard cost build, reviewing data that impacts material purchase costs, as well as developing labor and burden rates to support full absorption costing model based on expected forecasts.
  • Assist with the Implementation of financial systems, policies and procedures as required by Emerson and/or Professional Tools management as such relate to the Orange VA Plant Operation.
  • Investigate and assist in the development, justification, and post-completion follow-up of capital investments.
  • Protect the assets of the company via involvement in the development of internal controls, the taking of physical inventories, and involvement in other related financial functions.
  • Actively participate in the Professional Tools cost reduction/continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as needed.

Who You Are:

You balance planning with actions. You provide timely and helpful information to individuals across the organization. You use financial analysis to generate, evaluate, and act on strategic options and opportunities. You follow through on commitments. You seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.

For This Role, You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 4 or more years of proven experience in a manufacturing finance function.
  • Prior experience with preparing balance sheets, P&L's, and other financial statements to complete required financial analysis.
  • Experience working with ERP systems such as JDE, SAP, etc.
  • Advance knowledge and experience with Excel
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - sponsorship will not be provided for this role.

Preferred Qualifications that Set You Apart:

  • CPA or CMA certification
  • Cost accounting experience
  • 6 or more years of proven experience in a manufacturing finance function.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to comfortably communicate financial information to senior levels in the organization.
  • Strong intuition for business, critical thinking, and analytical/technical skills
  • Self-confidence, ability to present position in difficult situations

Our Offer To You:

We recognize the importance of employee wellbeing and know that to do your best you must have flexible, competitive benefit plans to meet you and your family's physical, mental, financial, and social needs. We provide a variety of medical insurance plans, with dental and vision coverage. Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee resource groups, recognition, and much more. Our culture prioritizes work-life balance and offers flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

At Emerson, we are committed to encouraging a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their outstanding experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas and diversity of thoughts, that encourage innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

The philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Emerson.

Our training programs and initiatives focus on end-to end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We provide a wide range of development opportunities, including face-to-face and virtual training, mentorship, and coaching, project management, and on-the-job training.




Our Commitment to Our People

At Emerson, we are motivated by a spirit of collaboration that helps our diverse, multicultural teams across the world drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. And we want you to join us in our bold aspiration.

We have built an engaged community of inquisitive, dedicated people who thrive knowing they are welcomed, trusted, celebrated, and empowered to solve the world's most complex problems - for our customers, our communities, and the planet. You'll contribute to this vital work while further developing your skills through our award-winning employee development programs. We are a proud corporate citizen in every city where we operate and are committed to our people, our communities, and the world at large. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to make a positive impact through every endeavor.

At Emerson, you'll see firsthand that our people are at the center of everything we do. So, let's go. Let's think differently. Learn, collaborate, and grow. Seek opportunity. Push boundaries. Be empowered to make things better. Speed up to break through. Let's go, together.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1(including those with OPT or CPT) , H-1, H-2, L-1, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson is a global leader in automation technology and software. Through our deep domain expertise and legacy of flawless execution, Emerson helps customers in critical industries like life sciences, energy, power and renewables, chemical and advanced factory automation operate more sustainably while improving productivity, energy security and reliability.

With global operations and a comprehensive portfolio of software and technology, we are helping companies implement digital transformation to measurably improve their operations, conserve valuable resources and enhance their safety.

We offer equitable opportunities, celebrate diversity, and embrace challenges with confidence that, together, we can make an impact across a broad spectrum of countries and industries. Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or a recent graduate with an advanced degree, you'll find your chance to make a difference with Emerson. Join our team - let's go!

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