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Finance Controller

Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana

1440 Foods is a sports and active nutrition company on a mission to help energize people to unleash their potential with a focused portfolio of accessible, great-tasting health and wellness brands: Pure Protein® nutrition bars; and Body Fortress® high efficacy protein powders; MET-Rx® high-performance meal replacements. Join our fun, fast-paced company to be a part of growing 1440 Foods into the future!

Position Overview:

The Controller will be a key member of our manufacturing leadership team and play a pivotal role in day to day financial operations of the plant ensuring financial transparency, accuracy, and accountability across the manufacturing operations and co-own the plant P&L. Through strategic financial planning, analysis, and process optimization, the Controller will contribute to the overall profitability and growth of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

Financial Analysis

  • Serve as the main point of contact for monthly financial forecasts, including cash forecast, inventory forecast, plant P&L analysis, and site planning with volume forecasts for long-term profitability planning.
  • Develop and monitor the 5-year capital expenditure plan and track the execution of the current year’s spending.

Financial Planning

  • Act as the go-to resource for analysis on plant spending and identify opportunities for loss reduction and improvement.
  • Conduct spend analysis on all indirect and conversion costs and analyze lead times to identify areas for improvement.

Financial Compliance and transactions

  • Lead and coordinate the financial compliance process at the plant, including cycle counts, reporting accuracy, and cost accounting for the site.
  • Assist with financial transactions including payroll, payment assistance for vendors, cash flow forecasting, monthly close process, inventory management and cost accounting.

Financial Reporting

  • Build out weekly and monthly reporting structures with the team.
  • Design appropriate presentations to present financial information to executive leadership, including monthly and annual presentations to internal plant stakeholders and executive leaders.

Documentation and Recordkeeping

  • Maintain accurate and organized financial records as required by law.
  • Lead compliance efforts and gather information to ensure all relevant state incentives are captured and the necessary information is provided to obtain relevant tax credits.
  • Consolidate plant metrics and integrate them into the relevant corporate structure.

Collaboration with Cross-Functional Teams

  • Work closely with department heads and managers to understand their needs and drive the business forward.
  • Promote an inclusive environment where all departments collaborate to support production costs.

Systems Maintenance

  • Learn and develop processes for the financial system (NetSuite) to ensure financial accuracy in BOMs, financial reporting, and maintain the integrity of all financial reporting systems.
  • Oversee the execution of the HRIS system for payroll assistance and benefits payout and maintain the system’s integrity.

Plant Leadership

  • Serve as a plant leader to develop and foster a positive culture.
  • Conduct daily manufacturing GEMBA walks.
  • Lead and coach production and plant employees to understand key KPIs and financial metrics.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of financial and financial reporting best practices.
  • Ability to develop and implement financial controls.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to challenge numbers and reporting.
  • Ability to resolve reporting and financial system issues.
  • Passion for manufacturing and willingness to support cross functional teams while designing robust financial processes.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business finance or related field
  • Proven experience (7+ years) in a manufacturing environment for financial analysis
  • Experience in managing capital projects and assist in the project tracking for a plant build-out.

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to both the office setting and food manufacturing facility.
  • Significant amount of time working at a computer station
  • Occasional visits to various areas of the manufacturing floor
  • Must wear required PPE while in all manufacturing areas.
  • Moving parts and machinery are present in the plant.

Physical demands:

  • Frequent sitting, standing, or walking.
  • Occasional ability to lift up to 20lbs.
  • Noise levels will vary, higher noise levels exist while in the plant operations areas.