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Plant Controller Job

Job Classification:  Onsite

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

Plant Location: Crawfordsville, Indiana


Group: Supply Chain Finance


Your mission: 

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic finance leader to support our Indiana Production Facility.    Responsibilities include month end close, financial reporting and analysis, and partnering with plant operations team to drive improved operating and financial performance.  This is an on-site position.


What you will be doing:

  • Prepare and review operational key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Assist Operational Partners in developing and implementing countermeasures.
  • Participate in Gemba walks to interact with plant personnel and identify waste / opportunities on the factory floor.
  • Educate plant team on impact of operational decisions and the impact on financial results.
  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements along with other analysis of performance.
  • Participate in daily stand up meetings and monthly operational reviews.
  • Oversee the monthly financial close process for the plant, including account reconciliations.
  • Respond timely and thoughtfully to ad hoc financial requests and ROI analysis.
  • Present results to supply chain leaders, identifying key trends in performance.
  • Improve financial and operational processes utilizing ABS.
  • Partner with Operational leaders to successfully execute physical inventories.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Operational Partnership: Experience or ability to successfully work with Operational teams on joint Financial and Operational projects.
  • Gemba Mentality:  Desire to improve financial performance and linkage to operations through observations and interactions on the plant floor.
  • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project and able to manage multiple requests at a time.
  • Collaboration: Working well with a range of people from across the business.
  • Analytical Skills: Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it; exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Problem Solving: Provides practical solutions to problems, able to use ABS tools to eliminate waste.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate clearly across multiple channels of communication (verbal, email, PowerPoint).
  • Leadership: Navigates and leads the team through high-priority last minute requests and other high stress situations.
  • Analytics: Drive Analytic projects for the business teams with financial modeling, data mining and presentation support.  


What you should have:

  • Undergraduate degree required (Accounting or Finance preferred but other degrees could be considered)
  • 3-7 years of financial analysis experience
  • Strong Excel skills for financial modeling are a must
  • Desire to be in the plant/on the manufacturing floor on a daily basis
  • Conceptual understanding of US GAAP
  • MBA or CPA a plus


Why work at Acuity:

Our Finance team is a strategic part of the direction of our company
Our company is a very profitable market leader and provides financial stability
You will work with highly talented, fun and supportive teams
We believe in a healthy work/life balance
Health, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, 401K, HSA Accounts, Stock Purchase Plans
Paid holidays and vacation and more!


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  2529

Nearest Major Market: LaFayette

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