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Dayton, OH



Job Description

The top 5 skills the manager is looking for in a candidate are:

  • Leadership: Willingness to go outside of finance to help drive the plant. Examples of how they have helped other departments fix, meet deliverables or provided tangible improvements.
  • Partnership: work with the various customers to meet out comes. Examples of them partnering with Operations and how they built creditability.
  • Perseverance: needs to get into the details to find the solution. They need to be an individual contributor this is a hands on role.
  • JDE experience would be a benefit
  • Cost experience is a must.
  • *The hours are flexible and so is working from home as long as deliverables are met* 


  • Work closely with each of the other managers in the manufacturing facility to define, develop and continually update and distribute reports that communicate the financial health of the facility and provide the information required to manage the business.
  • Analyze and interpret performance results, especially for implications of future performance and suggestions for corrective action, to provide operating management with guidelines to insure the achievement of performance objective and/or to improve current performance.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of methods, systems and procedures that create and provide consistency through the reporting cycle to provide a post audit and analysis of operating decisions/proposals that leads to improved forecasts, projections, and better operating decisions.
  • Exercise control over operating costs, capital, expense, and inventory items by enforcing expense authorization guidelines, questioning authorized expensed that do not fall within the guidelines of plans, budgets and forecasts and questioning notwithstanding compliance with authorization and budget guidelines.
  • Develop and implement financial forecasts, plans and budget to give direction and coordination to the operation of the various departments and thereby insure their maximum contributions to the company goats of growth, profitability and stability.
  • Monitor and report on variances regularly to find ways to improve costing and processes.
  • Drive, monitor and work with plant management on Continuous Improvement initiatives and validate savings
  • Facilitate data gathering and clean-up for annual cost roll.
  • Supports other corporate and ledger functions (Legal, Real Estate, etc.) with business information and ensures compliance with corporate policies and procedures, as well as assisting with SOX reporting as required.
  • Participates in internal and external audits.
  • Assists Global MFG Manager with special projects as required.
  • Perform other work-related tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to drive plant performance through metrics 

Required Skills: 

  • Minimum 2 years experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing facility
  • Minimum 5 years experience in controllership
  • JDE Oracle experience preferred
  • Strong skills and knowledge of MFG accounting and Standard Costing
  • Working knowledge of the MFG business
  • Strong managerial presence that reflects a hands-on participative, pro-active operating style requiring a high energy level and tolerance to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication; strong planning and organization skills
  • Strong desire to work across teams to find solutions and improve performance

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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation