Controller (VP)

APA Search
Maywood, CA

APA Search is a retained search firm, working with our client - a manufacturing company based in Maywood, CA seeking a Controller. 

Reporting directly to the President/CEO the primary responsibility of The Controller is to work closely with Operations and have oversight and guidance of plant manufacturing financial results. This includes the implementation of plant controlling, consolidate plant reporting and management analysis, communication of financial results with controlling team, analysis of growth opportunities and productivity improvements and acting as the primary interface with external financial auditors.


  • Financial Forecasting and process for the plants - updates, periodic forecasts, mid terms
  • Analyze financial reports, determine cash flow forecast that will help guide financial and operational strategies to company goals.
  • Coordinate with management in financial analysis and planning operations.
  • Assists in the consolidation of forecasts, operating and strategic plans, variances from budget
  • Partners with the VP, Operations and the Plant Manager of site to provide pertinent data to establish Operational and Financial goal alignment and drive towards results
  • Prepares and presents/translates in simple manner the daily/weekly/monthly financial results (including monthly financial performance package) to site operational team in aggregate and by value stream
  • Coordinates and leads the preparation of the budget/forecast process for site including as well as analysis of the variances
  • Prepares ad-hoc financial reports and analyses as requested.
  • Ensures compliance with accounting policies, including maintenance of internal controls and process documentation
  • Inventory cost accounting, including accuracy of inventory quantities and costs; also assist plant management in managing physical inventory efficiently
  • Analyzes profitability drivers and work with location management to maximize profit and return on assets
  • Assist operations in preparation of monthly financial forecasts and annual business plan
  • Monitor expenses and variances to business plan; recommend improvements
  • Assists company decision making with special analysis by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Oversee multiple state sales tax reporting, and all other business/financial compliance filings
  • Coordinates tax reporting with the company’s outside CPA firm
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures to ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Performs month-end reconciliation and account closing processes
  • Develops and maintains accounting policies and works with affiliates in the US and Mexico to ensure compliance.
  • Provides support in budget preparation and expense management activities.
  • Develops and improves internal processes related to Costing and Financial reporting.