Sample Job Description for Operations Controller

Given below is a sample job description template for the position of Operations Controller. Don’t forget to edit it to meet the specific requirements of your organization.

Job title: Operations Controller

Years of Experience: 1 to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Job Summary

The proper candidate will come out of a large, industrial manufacturing corporation with an international reach (not negotiable). You must have had prior exposure to cost accounting environments, inventory planning and MRP systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handles special projects as assigned.
  • Directs all internal and external financial reporting analysis for manufacturing.
  • Acts as a partner to the business teams, providing financial expertise, including decision support and analysis.
  • Manages the maintenance of the standard cost file, as well as standard costs for the S&OP database.
  • Performs monthly analysis of the major material commodities, analyzing the prior period trends and forward estimates to determine the impact on the business unit.
  • Performs calculations and analysis on actual savings for the business in preparation for plant operation reviews.
  • Performs Capital analyses for the division; calculating the ROI, payback and OI impact for capital projects.
  • Manages the analysis of Cost of Goods Sold on a monthly and quarterly basis, providing guidance for any fluctuations between periods.
  • Directs the manufacturing function during the preparation of the annual budget and strategic plan process.
  • Responsible for the consolidation of all satellite plants manufacturing financial performance, analyzing the data to ensure consistency among the locations.
  • Directs the roles and activities of the Division’s Plant Controllers located in Oregon, Mexico and China

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to identify and take ownership of issues
  • Ability to lead senior level discussions with executives and Operations regional senior management
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.​
  • Proficiency in Excel; Knowledge of coda and/​or Oracle general ledger systems a plus.​
  • Knowledge of USGAAP and IFRS accounting treatment for new accounting standards.​
  • 3 years of experience with Operations
  • 7+​ years of experience in Financial Management
  • 7+​ years of experience in a senior-level accounting position
  • 4+​ years of experience managing accounting procedures, processes and controls related to all non-trading related accounting issues including the reconciliations of certain balance sheet accounts.​

Salary: $12.00 – $13.00 Hourly DOE