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Site Financial Controller

Date: Oct 8, 2021

Location: WALWORTH, US, 53184

Company: NOVARES


Head of Finance, sales administration & IT of a Mecaplast entity / plant
Accountable for all related matters / burden (statements, budgets, forecasts, action plans) and internal control
Works closely in connection with Operations (plant, BU, projects) within the Financial network

Main Missions

1 - Establish & coordinate different administrative services of the subsidiary
Supervises account-keeping, compliance with legal requirements and Group standards, management of accountancy services and preparation of consolidated financial statement, in accordance with Group reporting standards
Guarantees reliability and lead times for publication of company economic data ( budget, reporting and consolidation according to Group standards, Social audits according to local accounting requirements, local tax returns, cash flow, medium-term plan)
Manages & Optimises cash with the support of the Business Unit / Corporate Treasury. Implements all means enabling funding of the subsidiary (contact with banks, search for funding, search for subventions)
Ensures that all means are implemented to recover debts of the company (customer due payments, etc.)
Guarantees reliability of cash forecasts in the short term (6 months) medium term (12 months) and in the scope of the medium term plan of the subsidiary.
Accountable for the management control of the site and interface with the Financial network.
Supervises local IT

2 - Support Partner to the Operations
Is a strong partner of the Plant Manager and the team to set and meet financial & operational targets, improve hourly rates, enforce internal controls & processes,
Prepare & challenge medium & budget plans, forecasts, hourly rates or all plan-specific financial studies/projects, with a lead on associated action plans
Validates profitability of investments and products
Advises Plant Director / Business Unit / Finance network where appropriate (within field of expert knowledge)
Carries out specific analysis at the request of the Plant Manager and Financial network.
Represents the company as delegation of authority for tax and administrative organisations in the country concerned, banks and local insurance companies, local courts in the event of disputes/proceedings involving the company.

3 - Manage their Business Activity
According to the business activity objectives, establishes action plans and coordinates the missions of his/ her team in a consistent way.
Proposes and controls the annual operational activity budget.
Proposes necessary resources to achieve objectives and implements necessary actions for any changes in staff (recruitment, transfers, dismissals) and investments according to budget and social constraints.
Follows activity performance indicators, implements corrective actions if necessary, and communicates them to teams
Carries out the annual appraisal interviews, lays down the objectives of his/her team, by associating the functional ones, then ensures the deployment to the L-1 and L-2 levels
Develops employee skills and proposes necessary training to maintain performance working with the Staff Manager
Advises employees on their career development in agreement with the staff manager and promotes internal mobility
Proposes wage increases, in agreement with the Staff Managers and within the framework of the HR Group policy
Applies appropriate disciplinary measures to staff if necessary.
Strives to maintain team motivation and a positive working atmosphere
Controls and approves expenses (trips, etc.), absence requests for their team
Ensures updates of job definitions according to Group processes
Prepares reports and reporting documents for the activity.

4 - Internal Control
Ensures existing internal control rules are applied (segregation of duties, rights management, etc.)
Proposes improvements when necessary
Implement processes to embed internal controls


- Supports the Plant Director and first line of the site on financial KPI processes and results
- Is acting as a Key player for the improvements of the financial results of the entity  
- According to the Novares organization, is in charge of the full PNL 

Essential job functions

- Prepares and provides financial reports and statistical information monthly according to Group procedures and legal requirements 
- Optimizes cash and implements all means enabling funding of the subsidiary 
- Provides budget variance explanations and research solutions to balancing issues
- Validates investments and products profitability


- Facilitate positive relationships and communications between departments and key stakeholders (conducting and attending meetings, rounding, having one-to-one communications) and generally being visible and accessible to team members
- Demonstrate synthesis spirit and analytical skills to recommend improvements and ability to manage and develop his/her team
- Maintain confidentiality and follow safe working procedures

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee