Plant Controller
RMG Recruitment (Pty) Ltd
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA
3d ago

We have a vacancy for a Plant Controller with the following requirements and responsibilities :

Educational Qualification

  • B Com Accounting with articles or CIMA
  • Knowledge & Experience Required :

  • 5 years experience in a costing environment within a manufacturing plant
  • Proven experience with at least 2 cost savings projects
  • At least two year’s experience as an Accounting Manager
  • Good intercultural skills
  • Key Performance Areas :

    KPAs include, but are not limited to, the following

    Cost Control

  • Improve cost accounting processes
  • Establishes and maintains cost accounting procedures for the SA plant
  • Ensures that financial controls are in place throughout the plant that are consistent with group policy and are actively enforced.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, procedures for accounting cut-off.

  • Performs monthly cost closing activities, as well as additional quarterly and year-end schedules.
  • Oversee the process of establishing standard costs, which includes an analysis of raw material costs, labor costs, and overhead rates.
  • Update standard cost as requested by Corporate.
  • Compile a summary analysis of the annual standard cost change's impact
  • Prepare and reviews cost estimates for new products and product changes as requested.
  • Cost Management

  • Assist with product costing projects as needed by conducting analysis of product pricing breakdowns.
  • Assist the commercial and pricing teams with product cost information.
  • Monthly summary and analysis of material variances
  • Perform soft close forecasting monthly for material variance estimations and provide summary analysis
  • Material variance forecast for AOP
  • Assist the production teams, financial controller, and management team with financial matters.
  • Develop an annual budget and track / measure subsequent performance on all factory expense accounts.
  • Maintain accurate monthly management accounts, which include all expenses and labor costs.
  • Submit daily purchase requisitions for the plant and approve Onbase / Tangra invoices.
  • Compile monthly reporting packages for distribution to the production team, local management, and corporate.
  • Assist in and supervise physical inventories (RM, WIP, and Engineering stores) and subsequent analysis on a monthly and annual basis, as required.
  • Month-end Procedure

  • Monthly E&O calculation of raw material inventory
  • Report on capital expenditures spent versus approved budget
  • Support and management of fixed asset inventory count over a five-year cycle
  • Coordinate and oversee APDP (Automotive Production Development Program) duty drawback claim procedures by compiling and submitting information to SASFIN.
  • Supervise subsequent audits of this process by external auditors.


  • Capture HR controlling data into FIRE.
  • Liaise with human resources regarding employee cost centers to ensure an accurate breakdown of variable and fixed costs.
  • Compile a report on hours worked for the plant manager
  • Completion and submission of the scorecard for the plant
  • Contribute to cost-cutting calculations
  • Update cost savings into SPRINT
  • Update NQC reporting tool
  • Prepare and submit plant KPI's in Sharepoint
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