Share this Job

Plant Controller

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Memphis, Tennessee, US, 38141

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 400861 

Job Description


IFF has an exciting opportunity for a Business Process Consultant / Accounting Manager at its manufacturing facility located in Memphis, TN.  The successful candidate will be hands-on in maintaining all financial related activities and may supervise a team of 2-4 people.  This role will complete transactions and analysis while working with various functions to ensure accurate and timely accounting for the purposes of cost accounting, tactical and strategic insight, and inventory accuracy in a 24/7/365 food manufacturing environment. 


Responsibilities Include:



  • Provide support and oversight to the accounting department consisting of accounts payables, raw material and finished goods inventory, general ledger accounting, and fixed assets.
  • Develop the annual financial budget per corporate guidelines.
  • Coordinate and analyze the annual update of bill of materials for production.  
  • Perform timely and accurate monthly closing activities including journal entries, production review, raw material inventory consumption cleanup.
  • Complete monthly outlook on site spend, adjusting budget as needed.  Work with cost center managers on changes needed.
  • Prepare the site monthly financial reports and metrics tracking for management awareness.  Present plant performance to staff monthly.
  • Monitor the sites General Ledger activity for accurate and timely postings of expenses.
  • Perform variance analysis on production confirmations and payables related activities.
  • Work with the intercompany department on processing site charges from corporate.
  • Site approver on cost center spends and support updates as needed in SAP.
  • Assist the Sourcing Department in the requisitioning process in relation to account coding, tax issues and vendor questions.
  • Support activities of the Fixed Asset Accountant including project closing, retirements, and asset inventories.
  • Monitor cycle counting and full physical inventory processes, procedures, and controls.  Complete root cause analysis on inventory reconciliations that exceed thresholds.
  • Maintain internal controls and coordinate and assist with site audits.
  • Keep up with issues surrounding Aging and Non-productive Inventory and provide monthly reporting metrics.
  • Provide ad hoc reports and analysis as needed.  

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
  • Private and Public Accounting experience.
  • Minimum 7-10 years manufacturing cost accounting experience.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience with SAP standard costing in an accounting role.
  • Willing and Capable to expand leadership outside Accounting Area of responsibilities.
  • Previous management and supervisory experience.
  • Proficient in SAP, Excel and Power Point.
  • Proficient in all aspects of accounting, budgeting, taxation, and analytical skill.
  • Knowledge of SAP Business Warehouse a plus.
  • In depth knowledge of GAAP for Financial Reporting.
  • Knowledge of supply chain, receiving, inventory flow, operations process and manufacturing principles.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to problem solve and work with all areas within the plant.
  • CPA License.

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visit to learn more.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis