Financial Controller

GreenSeed Contract Packaging
1025 Paramount Pkwy
Batavia, IL 60510
United States

Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Up to 15%
Job Description
GreenSeed is the leading contract packaging operations in the natural and nutritional industry managing the packaging operations for well-known brands in both consumer-packaged goods and foodservice. Our clients benefit from our purpose driven culture where we manage every project from the position that “everyone matters”. We implement a shared client mindset through standard operating procedures, proven quality programs, such as SQF III, HACCP, GmP and have a 100% success rate on every start-up we work on. GreenSeed combines strong collaboration with the food industry, technical operational expertise and dedication to ensure our clients never settle for anything but the best.

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Job Requirements
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Management Support:

Provide financial information, analysis and support to various stakeholders (COO, Plant Manager, and President) as required.
Proactively use available tools to assess existing product profitability, identify improvement opportunities and follow-through as required with commercial and operations management
Lead monthly “bridge calls” discussing plant financial performance versus Budget, Prior Year and/or Forecast
Prepare materials and lead discussions for all financial portions of quarterly review meetings
Coordinate and develop pricing models for each production line
Coordinate preparation and review of plant budget/forecasts with management
Coordinate preparation and submission of plant capital spending projects for management review and approval
Proactively participate in plant operations via internal meetings, interaction with staff and hourly employees, walk the floor, safety advocate, etc.
Develop and drive plant profitability improvement ideas and programs through a combination of specified commercial activity, cost leakage elimination, cost reduction programs, etc.
Identify and elevate actual and projected financial risks and opportunities to management on a timely basis

Complete financial analysis to monitor costs and financial position in key areas (volumes, margins, scrap, utilities, labor, R&M, inventory, etc.)
Analyze income statement (volumes, margins, variances, semi-variable costs, fixed costs, SG&A, etc.) and inventory transactions to identify issues, report on performance and drive continuous improvement
Coordinate and develop an annual plant budget and periodic forecasts (as necessary)
Develop and review designated balance sheet account reconciliations
Oversee plant inventory (raw material, packaging material, finished goods, spare parts, etc.) movements and position to identify and resolve potential financial exposure or process issues (shrinkage, significant variances, obsolescence etc.)
Prepare various financial models, as appropriate
Coordinate the preparation and submission of plant driven (cost reduction, maintenance, quality, etc.) capital projects

Daily, weekly and month-end activities as required to ensure a complete, accurate and timely close process:
Create and post financial/statistical journal entries
General ledger maintenance/transactional processing
Monitor and review asset additions, transfers and disposals. Ensure complete and accurate supporting documentation
Process debit/credit memo transactions (customer returns/claims, scrap shipments)
Review and confirm A/P voucher batches as supplied by office manager
Prepare standard financial and operational reports as needed
Prepare and review assigned balance sheet account reconciliations including required supporting documentation
Accurate, complete and timely financial reporting of plant results through weekly situation reports, monthly closing & reporting process
Ensure relevant accounting guidelines and policies are properly and consistently applied
Monitor plant fixed assets to ensure accuracy of movements (additions, transfers, disposals, etc.) and position
Assist management in achieving A/P efficiency targets
Prepare, review and present annual and quarterly operational budgets and profit projections
Monitor Accounts Receivable and follow up on past due accounts
Daily cash management
Maintain all the required reporting to banks
Prepare long term cash flow projections
Coordinate with HR on payroll activity, process management payroll


Assist President and Operations with special projects as required
401(k) Administrator
IT Administrator
Insurance Manager – Accounts Receivable, Workers Compensation, Company Liability, Auto
Purchasing – Turnkey projects, other miscellaneous packaging items.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance – CPA / CMA / MBA a plus

7 - 10 years of experience in accounting / finance as Plant Controller in a manufacturing environment (or equivalent)

Experience developing and leading annual budget, periodic forecasting and monthly closing process

Experience developing and analyzing complex financial models

Strong IT systems aptitude (Microsoft Office Programs, ADP Payroll, QuickBooks, ERP, etc.)

Travel 10%


Leadership Framework Competencies

Customer Focus
Drive for Results

3-5 Applicable Competencies:

Managerial Courage
Influencing Others
Business Acumen
Process Management
Conflict Management


Direct Report – Plant Accountant
Strong matrix reporting responsibility to Plant Manager
Other colleagues and Internal Customers:

Plant Director
Office Manager/HR
Inventory Manager
Sales Manager
Work Environment: Plant Manufacturing Setting

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills and/or abilities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Employer Contact Information
GreenSeed Contract Packaging
Samantha Lamanna
1025 Paramount Pkwy
Batavia IL 60510
United States

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