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Plant Controller- Racine Plant in Chicago, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description


The Facility Controller is responsible for the full cycle accounting for the OSI Racine facility. Duties include: preparing and maintaining accurate financial records by performing a variety of complex clerical and accounting tasks, applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of financial records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports in order to achieve the financial objectives of the OSI Racine Business Unit.


(i.e., Policies, procedures, goals, etc. for which you are responsible.)

  • Oversight of OSI Racine’s plant accounting functions.
  • Support Regional Senior Director of Accounting/Finance and Plant Manager through standardized and consistent reporting.
  • Coordination and execution of consistent accounting procedures in accordance with OSI company policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Develop and implement a training program for new accounting employees that provides an extensive introduction to the Systems/Culture/ Processes that currently drive the business at OSI.
  • Responsible for staffing, succession planning and identifying synergies between locations that can result in labor savings and cross functional efficiencies for the Region.
  • Act as point of contact with OSI Corporate to manage requests for information and coordinate due dates and provide consistent and accurate information.
  • Work with other OSI facilities, regions, and corporate Accounting/Finance personnel to streamline the month-end, yearly close procedures, pay-roll, and budgeting process.
  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost or variance analyses and profitability.
  • Participate in management meetings to provide input on costing, expenses, pay-roll, capital investments and other financial matters related to existing or developing products and customers.
  • Participate in a variety of internal and external audits by providing required financial information and explaining processes, procedures, and data. Follow up and implement any changes to enhance internal controls
  • Supervise department staff to include; hiring, training, assessing, developing, disciplining and terminating.
  • Ensure that staff has sufficient knowledge and resources available to successfully complete assigned responsibilities.
  • Recommend methods, systems, and procedural changes to improve operating efficiency and financial information.
  • Review financial statement detail for reasonableness and identify trends and unusual items.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related areas of study. 
  • Masters of Business Administration and/or Post Graduate studies in other related areas of study preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience managing the accounting functions within the food processing industry or similar manufacturing processes. 
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP or similar computerized accounting systems. 
  • Strong computer spreadsheet and power point skills.

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI  does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.