Mgr, Operations Finance
Company: Ventura Foods
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Position Summary:Manage and direct financial functions of
production facility including the annual financial plan, general
accounting, manufacturing systems, capital plan and costing.
Finance Manager is also responsible for the plants adherence to
Company policies and GAAP. Position will provide ongoing reporting
and analysis to local Management staff in support of the company
profit and growth objectives.Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Financial Accounting: Responsible for financial functions and
reporting of the manufacturing facility. This includes G/L, AP,
Bill of Materials, Timekeeping, Plant Inventory, 3rd Party
Warehouses (3PL) and support department interfaces with IT.
Facilitate monthly closings to meet established closing schedule
and provide financial notes that analyze variances and forecast
- Financial Analysis: Develop and track operational reporting
metrics that translate into actionable business plans. Analyze
financial results and provide insights to assigned business
partners. Ensure all financial analysis and operational reporting
is to the company standard. Review variances on a weekly basis with
plants to understand root causes and implement corrective
- Inventory & 3rd Party Warehouse Control: Manage plant inventory
and 3PL Inventory control staff to ensure accurate physical
inventory records and management accounting practices are adhered
to. Engage plant leadership and supervisors to improve
transactional discipline to ensure efficient and accurate inventory
records in JDE and related EDI files for 3PL are maintained.
- Coaching and Development: Manage plant finance staff to provide
accurate and timely financial data. Facilitate the personal growth
of accounting staff and provide atmosphere that facilitates a
performance culture and promotes job satisfaction. Ensure cross
training and backup procedures are in place.
- Annual Planning & Forecasting: Facilitate annual planning
processes. Partner with Plant Leadership to establish an operating
and capital budgets that promotes growth and reduces costs. Drive
accountability into the plants to deliver the financial plan.
Identify trends, risks, and opportunities to forecast and annual
- Internal Controls: Audit local procedures to insure all
programs follow company policies. Offer feedback and direction to
HQ departments on system or policy improvements required to insure
- Business Leadership: Identify any potential risks and
opportunities to the business and drive for improved financial
results. Promote good project management practices across the plant
on capital projects and continuous improvement programs. Cultivate
a plant culture focused on continuous improvement to create fuel
for growth.Education and Experience:
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business Administration or
- 5+ years of progressive financial experience in a manufacturing
- Supervisory experience requiredKnowledge and Skills:
- Must have hands-on working experience with a standard costs
financial system and possess analytical, problem solving, and
effective communication skill with all levels.
- Strong capability with Excel and familiarity with JDE
EnterpriseOne.Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any
other characteristic protected by law.
Keywords: Ventura Foods, Lafayette , Mgr, Operations Finance, Accounting, Auditing , Opelousas, Louisiana
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