VETERANS: Plant Controller

Syracuse. NY [NJ]
Oneida, New York
Locations: Oneida, Sherrill

Last Day to Apply: April 25, 2023

Plant Controller

Date: Feb 6, 2023

Location: Sherrill, NY, US, 13461

Company: Briggs and Stratton

The Plant Controller is the finance and accounting leader for the location. The position functions as part of the site leadership team and is responsible for leading the finance and accounting functions for the facility, also manages one direct report. There is significant growth happening at the site in Sherrill and this leader has the chance to be a part of that transformation. Come check out this role with Briggs and Stratton where we have a proud past, and you can be a part of our stronger future.   

Position Description

Finance leader for the Sherrill, NY manufacturing plant. Manages all financial control and accounting activities of the plant. Monitors plant operations results against annual operating plans and forecast, and prepares or directs the preparation of reports used to monitor and measure performance. Leads the plant financial and capital budgeting process. Recommends and implements programs to improve productivity, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Oversees and manages the preparation and presentation of daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly and annual financial information for management and outside parties. This may include leading one or more period end closing activities.
  2. Ensures controls are in place, general ledger accounts are reconciled on a periodic basis and that overall data and system integrity as it relates to financial data is in compliance with GAAP and Company policies.
  3. Manages and ensures general accounting functions are performed properly.
  4. Prepares and monitors financial forecasts, budgets, expenditures; coordinates variance data and allocations and performs cost estimating projects.
  5. Works with functional managers throughout the company to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and offer recommendations for improvement. Coordinates review of inventory balances and inventory monitoring programs.
  6. Manages division systems and the compilation and analysis of management reports and statistical statements.
  7. Manages internal and external financial statement audit requirements.
  8. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Skills Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analysis techniques that assist in report preparation for decision-making purposes
  • Thorough understanding of general accounting functions as well as cost accounting and standard cost setting
  • Familiarity with profit and loss analysis, standard operating and capital budgeting
  • Advanced organization skills necessary to manage multiple assignments and priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills for interface and communicate with diverse groups
  • Leadership skills and the ability to be influential
  • Strong computer literacy, especially experience with financial software systems
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR combination of education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Five or more years of finance/accounting experience.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Leadership experience preferred.

Certifications Preferred

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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