Controller - Lifoam

Company Name:
Jarden Corporation
Org Marketing Statement
Lifoam is a leading manufacturer of custom and proprietary molded foam and protective packaging solutions. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes value added expanded polystyrene (EPS), polyurethane, and refrigerant products used in a number of applications from seven plants in the US. The company''s products include premium temperature assurance packaging for the healthcare industry, disposable foam coolers and related products for the consumer market, cold chain packaging for the specialty food & beverage market, and custom & proprietary packaging solutions for a variety of commercial end markets. Its well-known brands include "Lifoam" promotional and imprinted disposable ice chests, "Freez Pak" reusable ice substitutes, "Propak" insulated commercial packaging, and the "EnviroCooler" line of Healthcare packaging, among others.
Since 2013, Lifoam is part of Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), a leading provider of niche consumer products, with over 25,000 employees worldwide.
Our Lifoam Controller is responsible for all aspects of plant financial management, planning, reporting, systems, and controls to accurately reflect the financial position of assigned locations. The Controller provides leadership and analysis of opportunities for cost savings, along with system improvements.
Initial responsibilities will include transitioning Lifoam to SAP.
1. Prepare, maintain and analyze product standard cost including cost roll over in the system
2. Manage the timely completion of the month-end financial close
3. Prepare post closing plant financial analysis, performance reports and meaningful commentary including detail manufacturing variance analysis. Review results monthly with plant and business management.
4. Demonstrate awareness of all elements of a plant s financial statements
5. Partner with plant management to increase plant efficiency and profitability
6. Prepare analysis to understand the financial ramifications of current and proposed business actions
7. Identify issues and proactively initiate analyses / solutions to plant issues and raise the flag when margins are at risk
8. Plan and oversee annual physical count of inventory. Implement strong cycle counting system and controls, ensure inventory related reconciliations are performed timely.
9. Lead Sarbanes Oxley control oversight and compliance
10. Track cost reduction projects and maintain required reporting
11. Evaluate and provide financial analysis for capital appropriation requests.
12. Prepare and coordinate the annual budget at the plant level
13. Supervise and develop plant controllers including goal and objective setting and training
14. Ad hoc analysis
Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance
1. Minimum 6 years of progressive cost accounting and analysis experience with a major manufacturing organization. Experience with Fortune 500 company preferable.
2. Knowledge of management accounting, cost and inventory accounting, and GAAP.
3. Strong analytical skills are required to quickly grasp issues impacting the plant s financial results.
4. Strong knowledge gained through experience in standard costing.
5. Experience using SAP Inventory and Costing module.
6. Integration / acquisition experience
7. Multinational experience and knowledge of foreign exchange effect on cost
Preferred Experience/Qualifications
1. CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred
2. Experience using Hyperion and SAP preferred
3. Supervisory responsibility
Technical Role Competencies
1. Strong IT aptitude to deliver effective desktop reporting (paperless web-enabled environment), utilize business warehouse tools and MS Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentations.
2. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
3. Capable of leading a process team and able to define clear vision, goals, and service standards.
4. Ability to manage projects, work independently, and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of the location.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across plant and functional organizations. Demonstrated client service orientation.
6. Requires the intensity, agility and aptitude to successfully manage multiple simultaneous priorities and projects to support a matrix of diverse customers.
7. Must have a broad enough understanding of the business to be credible, make impactful changes, and support other projects that impact areas outside of accounting and reporting.
8. Focus on continuous improvement and the elimination of non-valued activities.
9. Ability to effectively develop people and transfer knowledge down into, and across, the financial and manufacturing organizations.
Other Information
Must be able to travel 20-25 percent of work time, visiting and working in a manufacturing environment.
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