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Plant Operator - Finance (AMK1806-24)

Date Posted: 27/06/2018
Area: Aberdeen
Duration: 6 months
Rate: Negotiable
Type: Contract
Ref: AMK1806-24

We are working with our client based in Aberdeen to source a Plant Operator - Finance. This role is a 6 month contract with the client.



This position will be responsible acting as a business partner to the management team of a manufacturing facility enabling strong business performance and ensuring adequate controls. The position will provide day to day support to the management team in line with the performance objectives of the Manufacturing Director and in compliance with company controls and compliance. This position will report directly to the Manufacturing Controller and functionally to the Plant Manager.




  • Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies. Analyse the financial details of past, present, and expected operations in order to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
  • Serve as a business partner relationship with the plant management team to support business plan and provide financial guidance.
  • Prepare reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earning, based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Analyse month end and month to date financial and statistical data to understand the drivers for variances from budget/forecast and develop improvement plans with plant managers and manufacturing controller.
  • Provide and direct procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
  • Analyse, consolidate, and direct all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.
  • Maintain procedures and controls to monitor financial performance and safeguard the company assets.
  • Participate in balance sheet reviews.
  • Assist with review and preparation of capital appropriation requests, including tracking monthly spend on active AFE’s.
  • Lead and develop process improvements to improve efficiency and accuracy of the plant accounting team and the overall performance of the plant.
  • Liaise with corporate accounting, internal and external auditors as required.




  • Knowledge of GAAP and SOX practices, including compliance to company policies, procedures, and manufacturing standards of work.
  • Knowledge of ERP accounting software (JD Edwards preferred).
  • Experience working in standard cost environment.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Prior supervision experience.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, and analyses to draw actionable conclusions to present to managers.
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret general business documents, reports and spreadsheets to present information not data to all levels of the organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
  • Experience with forecasting and budgeting.




  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Accounting, Finance, Economics or comparable business related field.
  • 10 years of manufacturing accounting experience.

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