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Finance Advisor Manufacturing/Plant – (MEO 782)

Kimberly Bounds

Salary: $85K-$110K 

Location: Monroe, LA

Job Description

MISSION / SUMMARY: As a Finance Advisor, you will be responsible for ensuring timely and accurate daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting for the Paperboard Manufacturing Facility’s Controller and the West Monroe operations team to help drive profitability. This includes analyzing the financial information of actual and forecast/budget results, and actively engaging in the facility’s projects and day-to-day accounting functions.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a Finance role with 3-4 years in a manufacturing environment and will provide financial reporting to ensure we meet our business objectives. In addition, this position will offer the opportunity to work with cross functional teams to analyze data, provide management with a fair assessment of key projects, including how we can optimize it in a way that helps generate superior business results for the Company.


  • Job functions include but are not limited to the following.
  • Variable Cost reporting leader. Provide timely and accurate cost analysis, sound financial advice and counsel to the management team to assist in minimizing manufacturing costs and meeting objectives. This includes an analysis of variances from budget and forecasts.
  • Lead and manage the financial development of the annual budget.
  • Prepare the monthly outlook which includes understanding key issues within the mill and how they affect financial performance.
  • Lead the key aspects of the month-end closing tasks and reporting.
  • Assist with the preparation and/or review of the financial analyses of proposed projects to permit sound business decisions and to evaluate the results of completed capital appropriations.
  • Provides working knowledge and application of GAAP. Ensures application of established financial controls by effective implementation and maintenance of financial policies, processes, and instructions.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality performance by adopting a customer-based philosophy in the level of service provided.
  • Mentor, train, and support financial staff within the group.


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years in Accounting or Finance; advanced Finance degree or certification (plus)
  • Minimum 3-4 years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment and has demonstrated strengths in analysis, planning, forecasting and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a broad appreciation and understanding of finance, business management and the interrelationships among these disciplines, as well as thorough knowledge of cost accounting and GAAP.
  • Understanding and ability to implement necessary internal controls, including SOX experience.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions – committed to continuous improvement.
  • High level of integrity to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.
  • Can work independently without great need of supervision. Takes the initiative and is self-directed.
  • Can manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • ERP Systems experience required; SAP experience a plus.
  • Commit to working safely and support/promote all mill safety initiatives and programs
  • Why is This a Great Opportunity
  • High-profile position for a finance/accounting candidate out of some type of manufacturing. One of the worldwide leaders in their field.

Great relocation and benefits.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to [email protected]

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