Plant Controller in Huntsville, AR at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/2/2024

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Plant Controller

Ducommun is looking for a Plant Controller to manage the Performance Center accounting functions.  The Plant Controller is responsible for partnering with Local Management and Corporate Finance to ensure that all corporate controls and guidelines are adhered to as required by a publicly held company.  This role will perform financial analyses and present recommendations to management.

Who are we? 

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

The Performance Center is located in Huntsville, AR. This scenic area is in Northwest Arkansas just 30 minutes East of Fayetteville, AR.  The site manufactures electronic integrated assemblies for the defense and aerospace industries.

Job Summary

  • Prepare financial reporting on a consistent basis to support location and corporate requirements in accordance with GAAP.
  •  Ensure that all approvals for SOX compliance are met on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Perform monthly close, including all reconciliation and review/approvals of each balance sheet account.
  • Monitor all transactions for costing and expenses to analyze and forecast margins on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Ensure all financial deadlines for financial and ad hoc reporting are met.
  • Ensure that all cash and treasury deadlines are met on a daily and basis as required.
  • Prepare and coordinate Annual Operating plan, monthly forecasting cycle, variance reporting, as well as managing the Capital acquisition process.
  • Analyze results to drive improvements and meet long term goals.
  • Help drive and influence Performance Center results on Corporate initiatives.
  • Support bid and proposal process. Prepare current and future cost estimates as well as rate structure simulation.
  • Review contracts to ensure they are in alignment with current accounting policies, with a focus on Revenue recognition and Cost matching.
  • Ensure Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) internal controls are reviewed, updated, and followed. Coordinate SOX and financial audit testing at the facility.
  • Ensure that SOX 404 testing is compliant, timely, accurately, and fully documented.
  • Ensure all facility staff are trained properly and adhere to accounting policies and procedures. Establish written procedures for proper compliance and function for each task performed on a regular basis within the accounting process.
  • Develop team members to strengthen the skills and capabilities of the local finance department.
  • Perform other assignments as required.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven analytical abilities, including strong accounting/financial, budgeting, business planning, and forecasting skills, with solid working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Self-starter capable of interacting closely with production, bidding, materials, and customer service as well as the ability to quickly identify and solve complex problems.
  •  Ability to develop and deliver clear and convincing presentations to senior management, peers, and co-workers.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills to interact with people at all levels and functions inside and outside Ducommun.
  • Ability to work with a large volume of detail producing accurate results within aggressive deadlines
  • Advanced level of computer skills in e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Proficient MRP/ERP system skills
  •  Creative and innovative approach to problem resolution
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and capabilities
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Leadership skills—people management, meeting facilitation, and customer support
  • Exceptional organization skills are required with emphasis on attention to details
  • Ability to multitask efficiently and adapt within a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge of CAS and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Abilities listed in General Requirements of Team Members

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 10+ years of accounting experience including working in a manufacturing environment 
  • Prior controller experience
  • Government account experience 

Licenses, Certifications, etc.

  • CPA/CMA Preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


403 LaBarge Avenue
Huntsville, Arkansas, 72740
United States

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