• Plant Controller

    Job Locations US-AR-Crossett
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  • Overview

    Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


    At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


    Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

    We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


    Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

    How you will impact Ingevity

    Ingevity is seeking a confident, self-motivated plant controller for its soon to be acquired Pine Chemical refinery located in Crossett, Arkansas. This is a vitally-important position within a dynamic business that is experiencing aggressive global expansion. It is also a position that offers promising opportunity for professional growth and career advancement. Recently Ingevity has reached an agreement to purchase Georgia Pacific’s Pine Chemical business, this position is tied to that activity and is subject to the success of completing the acquisition. The anticipated date of completion is Q4 2017.


    In this role, you will be depended on for a full scope of accounting, financial analysis and cost accounting responsibilities. You will be involved in all areas of financial analysis in support of business planning and financial forecasting. You will support and often lead financial analysis, annual planning, cost reporting and review of variance accounts. This is a “hands on” role for someone who works well with all levels of employees. You must be comfortable working collaboratively in a high-performance culture and adept at driving improvements within our existing systems and functions. 

    We’re looking for a strong team player who will help take our business to its next level of innovation and growth. If you’re excited about the opportunity to make a difference in a growing chemical company and passionate about pursuing challenging and rewarding career growth with us, we’d love to talk with you.


    In this position, you will help develop and strengthen Ingevity’s financial systems while helping us stretch our business to a new level of world-class quality through further innovation and advancement in strategic financial management.


    • Ownership of all financial processes for $40 million+ budget for Crossett plant.
    • Responsible for month end closing processes to include SAP process order reconciliation, semi-finished and finished good material inventory reconciliation, review and analysis of variance accounts and distribution of the month end financial package reporting. This also will include ensure proper accounting for spending in the appropriate periods and implementing processes to streamlining the accounting.
    • Work with plant management to analyze and define a monthly financial forecast, lead the creation of models to forecast trends and study the plant’s key performance indicators.
    • Primary liaison between customer service representatives and accounting/finance, this will include implementation and continue monitors of controls and processes to ensure proper accounting in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
    • Ownership for annual SAP standard updating and continuously work with the plant, supply chain and master data coordinators to ensure integrity of existing bill of materials, recipes and purchasing information records.
    • Primarily financial liaison for the development of detailed plant budgets for the annual plan, track variances to the plan & work with plant management to drive cost reductions and improve profitability.
    • Partner with process owners to develop/track financial metrics and validate assumptions for productivity improvement projects to ensure tangible savings are delivered to the P&L.
    • Review of all centralized, outsourced finance functions impacting business unit.
    • Guide continuous process reviews and suggest recommendations for improvements to ensure adequate internal controls and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and audit requirements.
    • Lead and/or assist in ad hoc financial analyses and special projects as required by plant management and Corporate departments.

    What you need to succeed

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business with emphasis in Accounting is required
    • CPA or active pursuit of CPA is preferred
    • 3+ years of Big Four (or similar) experience is preferred
    • 5+ years’ experience in Financial Reporting/Financial Analysis (Preferably in a manufacturing location)
    • Strong understanding and knowledge of U.S. GAAP is required
    • Large Company ERP experience required (SAP preferred), specifically product cost accounting
    • Proficient PC Skills in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel
    • Attention to detail & constant eye toward Improvement
    • Ability to grasp and understand new programs and systems is a must
    • Must work well with individuals at all levels of Operations, Supply Chain, and Management
    • 10% travel may be required

    This position is contingent upon Ingevity closing the acquisition of Georgia Pacific’s Pine Chemicals business per the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement, dated August 22, 2017. 

    About us

    Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
    With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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