Sappi's Westbrook Mill near Portland, Maine is where the history of Sappi Fine Paper North America began in 1854 with the S. D. Warren Company and where the tradition of papermaking has an unshakable hold. It is the site of the first coated papermaking facility in the United States of America and the place where Sappi Fine Paper North America first developed its reputation for quality and innovation. The Westbrook Mill manufactures specialty coated papers used in a myriad of diverse applications, including the fashion, automotive, aerospace and flooring industries. Our faux-leather and natural textures can be seen in any shopping center around the world.
Position (job title): Mill Controller
Work Site: Mill Westbrook
The Mill controller serves as the finance business partner to the Mill Director and leadership team, enhancing the financial decision making capabilities of the manufacturing site, and partnering with operations in the planning and execution of the mill’s strategic and operational business goals and initiatives. The Mill controller is responsible for the leadership and management of the financial and cost accounting services, financial analysis and planning functions, and administering of the internal control framework at the Sappi Westbrook Mill. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated, results-oriented financial leader who has the ability to motivate, mentor, and develop talent. This person should have proven interpersonal skills that allow the individual to influence and interact at all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of creating a culture of collaboration and teamwork that fosters open communication and develops credibility with Mill leadership to drive financial performance that is aligned with strategic and operational goals and objectives.
- Actively participate in the manufacturing site’s decision-making processes as a member of the site leadership team utilizing financial expertise and overall business acumen to provide financial leadership and oversight.
- Responsible for maintaining systems and controls designed to report accurate financial results and to protect the company assets at the mill site.
- Develop and present the necessary financial information and associated analyses that are timely and accurate in order to meet external reporting requirements and to provide management with the knowledge necessary to effectively run the business in a manner consistent with overall business goals. Identify and assess opportunities and actions required to optimize operating and business results. Effectively communicate operating performance to senior management through clear, concise and complete presentations.
- Develop robust, high quality business planning processes that produce plans and operating budgets that are linked to operational realities resulting in short-term and long-term operating plans with a high degree of accuracy and comparability to periodic forecasts/estimates for the site. Together with other mill functions, develop cost standards, budgetary and forecast metrics and other cost accounting processes needed to measure and evaluate mill performance.
- Provide financial and cost accounting services for the site including product costing, inventory control, analysis and support for capital / fixed assets, property taxes, month end closing etc. in a way that meets the business needs at the lowest total cost while maintaining an adequate system of internal controls.
- Develop accounting and finance process improvement initiatives. Evaluate and assess mill process improvement initiatives to maximize value creation (profit, working capital, return on assets and productivity) analyzing business drivers and levers and addressing risk and reward potential for these initiatives. Participate in regional and global standardization initiatives.
- Effectively manage and develop a strong, high performance financial team that can effectively partner with operations and the business; advocate for an environment of continued professional development and teamwork, building organizational capabilities through process design, organizational development, talent retention, recruitment and training.
- Bachelor's degree required, Accounting or Finance major preferred
- 10 years' experience in a process manufacturing industry, pulp and paper industry a plus
- 3 years' supervisory experience
- CPA or other relevant advanced degree a plus
Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.
HR Contact for Questions: Mellissa Johnson
Contact Information: 617-423-5402 , email@example.com
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