Honeywell Plant Controller - UOP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies (PMT)is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.
UOPis a part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies business group, UOP has more than 3,000 active patents, a global presence, and a century of experience using breakthrough chemistry and engineering to power global growth. UOP provides reliable technical service and support, with expertise in plant operations, asset management, customized training, strategic and tactical support, troubleshooting, and engineering services. Our commitment to innovation is based on an extensive network of laboratories and pilot plant facilities. UOP’s worldwide sales, support and manufacturing facilities includes locations in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
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_Responsibilities:_ • Leads financial reporting for the Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge La. Manufacturing Plant and actively participates in the development and execution of the plant operations strategies and goals. Provide on-going financial reporting & analysis to the UOP Baton Rouge Plant Director and ISC Manufacturing Controller including all site variance forecasting and analysis, and plant performance metric forecasting. • This position will have the leadership role in directing the plant planning and forecasting process to include development and implementation of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Strategic Plan (STRAP), and preparation of the Plant Monthly Operating Review (MOR) for the site. • A top responsibility of this position is the management of the general accounting process in accordance with US GAAP to include period closure, balance sheet account reconciliation, fluctuation analysis, manufacturing cost variance analysis, proper product costing, and PP&E accounting for the UOP Baton Rouge site. • This position will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a strong internal controls environment to ensure compliance with Honeywell Corporate Policy and Sarbanes-Oxley while providing guidance to the plant on processes and policy. This will include submission of quarterly schedules including account reconciliation scorecard, site representation letter, internal controls scorecard, and maintenance of the site schedule of executive approvals (SEA). • Provide financial guidance to the plant leadership team and ISC leadership through financial metrics reporting, capital investment economic analysis, productivity analysis, and manufacturing cost analysis.
_Key Goals & Objectives (1st 18 Months):_ • Quickly develop an understanding of Honeywell UOP’s financial processes particularly as they relate to plant performance and manufacturing accounting including product costing, inventory accounting, and variance reporting and analysis. • Develop an effective variance reporting and forecasting process with a goal to bring forecast accuracy to within /- 10% • Implement an effective financial analysis & reporting processes at the site to deliver high-quality financial information for local plant management, ISC leadership and Finance teams. • Assist plant leadership to develop manufacturing strategies and imperatives (short & long-term plans) and help drive their execution especially regarding processes requiring financial support and analysis. • Assess the overall internal control environment within the plants and assist plant leaders with the development and implementation of corrective action plans. Specifically need to address control weaknesses identified by corporate internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley teams. • In conjunction with the UOP Manufacturing Controller, evaluate and identify improvement and best practices opportunities and implement enhancements of accounting policies and procedures for cost, general and fixed asset accounting
_Skills & Behaviors:_ • Leadership – ability to lead and influence diverse, cross-functional teams. • Business acumen – ability to help business teams create business objectives and then translate these into manufacturing operations specific goals and programs. Ability to understand business activities with a view broader than just the finance function. • People – ability to interact effectively with all levels of the UOP business. • Presentation – strong verbal and written communication skills, able to effectively communicate financial information to non-financial people. • Six-Sigma – Greenbelt certification or equivalent process improvement background. • Strong work ethic – ability to management multiple, critical projects simultaneously and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. • Highly proficient in information technology financial applications particularly SAP, Hyperion and Excel financial models and Power-point
_Basic Qualifications: _ • Four-year bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting preferred • 1 years of Commercial business experience (i.e., business analysis, financial planning & analysis) required
_Preferred Qualifications: _ • Experience working in a manufacturing environment is preferred but not required. • MBA and/or CPA preferred • Experience with plant accounting, financial modeling, reporting, and analysis. • Understanding of accounting policies and G.A.A.P. • Manufacturing industry experience preferred, including standard cost process and variances. • Experience utilizing financial application tools, particularly SAP or an equivalent ERP system • Strong knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office • Ability to learn quickly in a fast paced environment • Ability to understand plant and business activities with a view broader than just the finance function • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and communicate financial data to non-financial personnel • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills • Possesses excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills • Self-motivated and results oriented, proactive, able to prioritize to meet deadlines • Strong attention to detail and capable of a high level of accuracy • Process oriented, proactively questions current practices and drives improvements • Preferred candidate should be relocatable for future career growth within Honeywell
Title: Plant Controller - UOP
Location: LA-Baton Rouge
Requisition ID: 00354832