Assistant Controller

Winamac, IN 46996, USA Req #852
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Plymouth Tube is looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious team member to join the Winamac, IN Finance Department.  This person must love change, be self-motivated and inspire others inside and outside the department.  Individual should be able to communicate directly and openly with all levels in our organization.  There will be many opportunities for the successful candidate to engage their innovative and creative problem-solving skills to help move the department to the next level.  It is a must that the Assistant Controller has a high degree of personal integrity in dealing with superiors, subordinates and co-workers and will represent Plymouth Tube Company in a professional manner.  The successful candidate will live in both the big picture as well as in the details, desire to make an impact, and work well on a team and individually.


Manage month-end close and consolidation process alongside Corporate Accounting, become a Subject Matter Expert in the software and programs used in the Finance and Accounting Department (Lawson/Infor, Axiom, etc.) and any new programs introduced in the future.

Preparation and distribution of monthly and annual financial statements, gaining an in-depth knowledge of each mill’s financial statements.

Responsible for detailed analysis and reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts.

Proactively initiate and execute process improvement projects to promote efficiencies through the tools from our internal Continuous Improvement Department.  This includes Kaizens, Value-Stream mapping, problem-solving techniques and much more.

Communicate effectively and often with internal/external contacts such as the plant manager, sales team, controllers, auditors, and the Corporate Office.

Management of Capital Project processing & Fixed Asset tracking/balancing.

Partner with others in the Company & Department to create the annual budget and mid-year forecast and ensure a successful completion.

Deeply involved in banking duties, including initiating wires, ACH and other payments as well as creating efficiencies between the banking software and our systems.

Other duties as assigned.




Tenacity and determination for excellence and achievement coupled with the intense desire for continuous improvement and learning all the while possessing a servant leadership attitude.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and financial data analysis

ADVANCED Excel skills with proven knowledge of complex functions, formulas & macros.

Critical thinking and tactical problem-solving skills

Passion and curiosity to learn and to stretch your abilities

Possess a knack for improving processes

Interest in collaborating on a team as well as working independently

Versatility with a willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in as needed

Ability to grasp new concepts quickly

Superior attention to detail 



MBA, CPA, or CPA candidate desirable

Manufacturing background

Previous Senior Accountant experience

Proficient with ERP & FP&A systems

Perseverance for hard work and the desire for additional responsibilities and / or promotion



Benefits effective 30 days from date of hire

Medical, Dental and Vision, HSA, FSA

401k Matching, Life Insurance, STD/LTD

100% covered tuition reimbursement (including books & reasonable expenses)

Wellness Program / Lifestyle Rewards / Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Paid Time Off & Holidays

Career Arching:  Plymouth allows for a great depth & breadth of knowledge in which you can wear many hats and be exposed to several opportunities.




Bachelors or better in Accounting/Finance



Relationship Building – Advanced

Problem Solving – Advanced

Attention to Detail – Expert

Communication – Expert

Microsoft Excel – Expert

Organizational Skills – Expert



Budgeting – Advanced

Auditing – Advanced

Lawson/Info – Advanced





Ability to make an Impact: Inspire to preform well by the ability to work in an environment that has variety and change.

Goal Completion: Initiate’s activity and sets a pace to achieve desired goals/results.

Self-Starter: Inspired to preform without inside help.


Competencies/Desired Characteristics:

Care & Commitment:  Consistently reliable, follows work instructions, investigates any inconsistencies, and looks ahead to next steps.   Offers ideas for improvements (safety, operations, process, and quality) and actively participates in improvement processes.  Accepts change as part of future state improvement and adapts with positive enthusiasm.

Team Player:  Steps up to help the team even when it’s outside of normal duties or comfort zone, looks out for the safety of self and team.  Cooperates with others without dominating the group, values team members for their contributions and professional abilities, and always treats people with respect. Communicates ideas respectfully, honestly and clearly, and considers the suggestions and opinions of others

 Customer Focus:  Seeks out information on customer requirements, stops a process when an inconsistency is suspected, and reports inconsistencies to the right person.  Involves customers and seeks best resource before moving forward with key decisions; follows through on promises made to internal/external customer. Delivers accurate product, services and paperwork to the next operation

 Initiative:  Initiate’s problem solving to address issues, acts without being told or directed, actively participates in resolution, seeks best alternative even if it challenges the status quo.  Does and says the right things for the right reasons even when it’s uncomfortable, speaks up immediately when seeing a safety hazard, a process error, or problem to resolve. Acts with sense of urgency:  Gives immediate attention to tasks or issues that prevent organization from reaching goals, rethinks priorities and organizes work to achieve goals or get goals back on track.



Judgment: Uses common sense when discerning priorities, demonstrates sound decision making when approaching decisions with critical impact.  Grasp’s business cycle and its requirements, is process and detail oriented, absorbs new information quickly.  Earns trust of others, does not cut corners ethically, does what is “right” not what is expedient.

Involvement: Works effectively with all levels of organization to help them understand metrics and organizational data, interprets into a relatable format.  Improves costs and/or spending by analyzing, making suggestions in production and non-production categories. Provides leadership for special projects and/or any cost cutting problem solving events, adept at running meetings.

Technical Knowledge: Identifies problems, gathers data, and seeks alternatives through research and opinions/ experiences of others.  Most effective in following through on solution, tracking results, reporting changes, challenges, or improvements to the appropriate person.  Demonstrates effective use of resources (time, money, people, equipment, etc.).   Demonstrates proficiency in the technical requirements of this position and in many aspects of the technology, continues to improve skills in this area.

Negotiations & Persuasion: Demonstrates mindfulness, creativity and sincerity in negotiating, always toward a collaborative outcome in the best interest of all parties.  Demonstrates effectiveness in salvaging tense negotiations and resolving interpersonal or organizational conflicts.  Exhibits effective and appropriate persuasion in change efforts, is viewed as credible by others throughout the organization.

Organization & Planning: Plans, organizes, schedules in an efficient productive manner, focuses on key priorities, effectively juggles multiple tasks.  Spends time on today’s priorities, as well as preparing and planning for the future.  Is on time and on schedule, does not miss deadlines, and communicates any issue before missing a commitment.

Communication I: Demonstrates a helpful and resourceful attitude with all vendors, customers and employees.  Is respectfully persistent when needing information from others and follows through on any verbal or written commitment made to others.  Keeps people informed and up to date, gives thought to “who” needs to be told “what” and helps other (vendors, customers and employees) recognize the chain of communication.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Winamac, IN 46996, USA