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Reading Truck Group - Plant Controller

Reading, PA, USA Req #2594
Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Reading, PA

Position Summary:

The Plant Controller position functions as a business partner with plant and financial management to effectively manage and control the local business. This role is responsible for cost accounting, inventory controls and analysis, operational/variance analysis, forecasting, and budgeting.

We are a leading manufacturer, distributor and fleet sales expert of premium truck bodies with commercial upfit for vocational markets nationwide. We strive for a pioneering attitude and a focused commitment to innovation in all we do.

Position Responsibilities:

Internal Controls

Assure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Policies. Resolve questions of GAAP and internal controls with corporate financial management.

Analyze internal controls to ensure assets are adequately safeguarded and results are accurately reported.

Responsible for internal controls at the plant for operations and finance.

Financial Support

Analyze and accurately report current month’s financial results to Operations and Corporate management in accordance with corporate format and time requirements.

Prepare weekly forecasts, monthly reports of results, annual operating plan, and strategic planning.

Reconcile all inter-company accounts monthly.

Operational Support

Develop and monitor operational key metrics to drive improvements. Identify unfavorable trends and work with Operations to correct.

Perform audits of bills of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and accounted for properly.

Responsible for variance analysis of actual results to standard cost. Work with Operations to develop and monitor corrective action plans.

Ensure accuracy of the cycle counts and physical inventory and reported results. Investigate and explain book to physical adjustments.

Maintain proper inventory reserves for excess and obsolescence and provision for physical inventory variance. Identify inventory issues and work with Engineering, Sales, and Operations to reduce excess.

Review labor reporting and cost, material costs, manufacturing overhead, product mix, and inventory levels.

Perform payback analysis and provide financial support for capital requests.

Assist in the completion of special projects.

Position Qualifications & Requirements:


BA/BS in Accounting, Economics, or Finance


Five to ten years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

Certification /License:


Skills and Abilities:

Must have advanced level experience with Microsoft Excel, Access and Word

Experience with J.D. Edwards or other large automated accounting system preferred

Manufacturing industry or background experience preferred

Effective oral and written communication; excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational skills

The ability to collaborate with a multi-department team and thrive in a fast-pace setting

Supervisory responsibilities: 1 TM

Work environment:

Professional office environment

Sedentary work with extended periods of computer use

Occasional work in warehouse/manufacturing plant

Must be able to wear required Personal Protective equipment (PPE)

Travel: Occasional (<25%)

The Reading Group, LLC (TRG) does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, ancestry veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Reading Truck Group
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Reading, PA, USA