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Financial Controller

Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Clovis, NM, NM, US

Company: Glanbia


Southwest Cheese Company, LLC

Supervisor’s Title:        Sr Director Finance, Dairy Operations

Department:                  Accounting/Finance

Exempt Status:             Exempt


Job Summary

Southwest Cheese, the world’s largest cheese/whey manufacturing facility, located in Clovis, New Mexico, is seeking a Plant Controller.  The role is responsible for all financial matters at the site, including the monthly close process (IFRS and US GAAP), control environment, operational reporting/analysis and staff supervision/development. 


Essential Functions

  • Oversee all financial aspects of the site operations including financial and operational reporting, banking and budgeting/forecasting
  • Responsible for coordinating internal and external audits
  • Responsible for preparing a wide range of compliance reporting for City and State audit
  • Responsible for weekly production and cost reporting
  • Responsible for completing financial analysis and reports for numerous plant operational accounts
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance for procedures/internal controls relating to plant activity
  • Lead the Understanding Losses Pillar activity for the site
  • Assist in operational modeling (efficiencies, yields, mass balance, etc)
  • Participate in operational decision making, support with data based analysis
  • Responsible for capital expenditure project accounting including ROI analysis , project spend vs. plan, and fixed assets
  • Accountable for controlling and reconciling all plant inventories, including finished goods, ingredients, chemicals, packaging, membranes, and maintenance
  • Responsible for supervision and development of Operations Finance staff
  • Assist management with problem resolution


Additional Functions

  • SAP site representative
  • Participate in special projects/action teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years related experience. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and/or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferable.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office, SAP and Business Objects, are required.


  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.




Typical Physical Activity

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves talking or listening and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally involves standing, climbing stairs and walking.

Physical Requirements                                                 

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to decipher color and to focus on objects within 20 feet.


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment or light traffic).


Travel Requirements

  • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

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