Site Controller
Dean Foods

Houston, Texas


General Purpose

Financial leader for the La Vaquita business unit, with oversight of total operation to include plant, warehouses, distribution network and trade spending. Oversee all financial aspects, including analysis, forecasts, budgeting, accounting, reporting and recommendations for continuous improvement. Coordinate local compliance with DFA policies and procedures and ensure cooperation with enterprise-wide functional departments.

Job Duties and ResponsibilitIes

  • Maintain adequate accounting system records, ensure timely completion of standard procedures (i.e., period end closing, financial statement analysis, and daily accounting transactions), and consistently enhance controls and business solutions designed to mitigate financial risk
  • Management of plant office staff, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and performance management. Maintain and promote positive employee relations in work environment
  • Full P&L management by working with cross functional teams to continuously drive positive financial results
  • Analysis of financial feasibility of potential capital projects
  • Provide routine or ad hoc analysis and communicate with leadership regarding significant financial performance variances
  • Work closely with leadership to identify opportunities and develop strategies, understand internal business operations, and make decisions on process development and implementation to increase efficiencies and create cost savings
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of inventory transactions, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and internal controls
  • Lead personnel in monitoring and maintaining Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and serve as member of process improvement team and assist in cost savings initiatives
  • Prepare annual budget, financial reports, cost reports, financial forecasts, regulatory reports, and monthly milk reporting. Analyze variances and determine reasons and explanations. Interface with leadership, regulators, and government agencies as necessary

The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

Education and Experience
  • Undergraduate degree in business, accounting, finance, or related curriculum (or equivalent combination of experience and education)
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in finance, accounting, cost accounting, or related discipline
  • Leadership attributes - team leadership, or supervisory experience preferred
  • Certification and/or License - Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) preferred; other certifications or licenses may be required during course of employment
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Advanced knowledge of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP) related to accounting and financial reporting
  • Extensive knowledge of company computer systems and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Able to take ownership of financial and accounting functions
  • Able to provide timely, high quality and comprehensive information
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, and present large amounts of data in an executive-level format
  • Able to analyze and make recommendations from large amounts of data
  • Able to think strategically and creatively
  • Able to interpret and apply company policies
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Able to work collaboratively with employees in a variety of departments and build consensus around key initiatives
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to adapt to changing operational needs
  • Able to supervise staff efficiently and effectively (if have direct reports)
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Knowledge of Quick books is a plus.

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