Operations Controller
Fort Smith, AR 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Operations ControllerTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

This is a position with global grade


This position reports to

Local Division Controller - US

Your role and responsibilities

* Engage with plant management to create robust financial forecasts for both cost of goods produced and gross margin. Focus on ability to easily create scenarios with high accuracy with emphasis on a 5Q rolling forecast timeline * Consult and mentor staff members on all aspects of financials with emphasis on standard cost theory, burden recovery, product line costs, and overall plant profitability while performing in-depth variance analysis with forecast, budget, and previous period(s), as well as with daily, weekly and monthly financial reporting along with general controlling tasks * Develop an annual operating plan (including associated burden studies), budget, and ongoing production and gross margin forecasts * Create and maintain budget for all plant related cost centers while working closely with cost accounting team to set site level burden study and standard costs and report results on product cost improvement projects for direct, indirect and OPEX savings while supporting and driving both variable and fixed overhead cost reduction projects * Provide capital investment analysis along with savings and asset management accountability while combining financial and statistical data to create performance KPIs for manufacturing operations while driving continuous improvement by engaging in variance analysis and provide recommendations to reduce cost and improve gross margin

Qualifications for the role

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with minimum 10 years experience as a controller (or similar role) with minimum 5 years working in a manufacturing environment - Required.
  • Preferred Experience Includes: Big 4 accounting firm, CPA, CMA and/or MBA.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, expertise in accounting systems and a focus on cost accounting, operational finance and gross margin
  • Able to prepare production and gross margin forecast on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and an annual budget and be able to identify, analyze and communicate variances
  • Must demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and character and promote ethical business behavior throughout the organization
  • Proficient in MS Office programs and SAP with strong emphasis in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Candidate must have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Healthcare plan
  • Wellbeing program
More about us

ABB's NEMA Motors Division markets, designs and manufactures the market-leading Baldor-Reliance brand of industrial motors. As the #1 global manufacturer of NEMA motors, our quality products are designed to reliably and efficiently meet the challenges our customers face. Our business is investing in technology, tools, people and processes to ensure our general purpose and application-specific solutions perform as expected, every time. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/EEOC_KnowYourRights_screen_reader_10_20.pdf https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@abb.com. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB Inc.

ABB Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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