Armstrong Flooring Inc. Assistant Plant Controller in South Gate, California

Assistant Plant Controller

Date: Jan 5, 2019

Location: South Gate, CA California, US, 0

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Assistant Plant Controller

Job: Finance

Primary Location: South Gate, California

Other Locations: Mississippi or California

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 5%

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has an opportunity for an Assistant Plant Controller to be located at either our South Gate, CA or Jackson, MS facility. Reporting to a Plant Controller, the Assistant Plant Controller is responsible for a variety of accounting and finance assignments, partnering with the site management team to successfully manage the manufacturing operations and meet financial objectives.

This role supports two plant locations - South Gate, CA and Jackson, MS. The successful candidates may be based out of either facility with the understanding there will be some travel required to the other facility. The South Gate facility is located 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles on a 27-acre property. The facility is responsible for producing and shipping commercial and residential vinyl composition tile (VCT). The location offers easy access to all of southern California's enjoyment- entertainment opportunities such as beaches, mountains, shopping, sporting activities, amusement parks as well as home to countless radio, television and film businesses.

The Jackson facility currently manufactures several commercial floor tile products and is located close to neighboring cities known for good schools, shopping and dining options. The facility is a 3-hour drive away from the Mississippi coast as well as New Orleans, LA. Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi, is known for its rich history and ties to the music world and numerous major industries.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Closing month-end reports, including reporting and analyzing variances to budget and forecast for the regional controller and management team

  • Account analysis and reconciliation

  • Preparing plant reports on production and key performance indicators

  • Assisting with the development of monthly forecasts based on production drivers and key performance metrics at the facility

  • Supporting the weekly estimate process through analyzing metrics and developing projections of on-going performance

  • Inventory control and reconciliation, including reviewing or auditing the adherence to cycle count procedures and assisting with the annual physical inventory

  • Overseeing the cycle count process for our Resilient facility

  • Fixed asset control and reconciliation, including assistance with fixed asset physical inventory counts every three years

  • Preparing economic cost studies for projects concerning new or existing products, manufacturing processes, equipment or facilities

  • Assisting with the annual review and audit of internal control procedures in order to sustain SOX compliance and to minimize financial risk at the facility

  • Developing the annual plant budget, including creating standards as well as updating the standards and period expense budgets in SAP

  • Assisting with plant internal and external financial and operational audits and address any audit findings with the regional controller

  • Support the plant in generating and quantifying cost savings opportunities, and supporting the plant management team with the implementation of cost reduction initiatives

  • Responding quickly and accurately to customer requests


  • Initially, travel is expected to plant locations to learn job responsibilities from subject matter experts

  • Travel (<10%) is expected on an ongoing basis but may include travel for plant controller conference, training seminars, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 3+ years of accounting/finance experience in a manufacturing or public accounting environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CMA,CPA or other professional certification

  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP system

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to link and analyze plant operational metrics to financial performance

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills

  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Customer focused with strong attention to detail

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel

About the Location (South Gate, CA)

The South Gate, CA plant is a key strategic player in the manufacturing of resilient tile flooring and is one of six US vinyl flooring plants in the division. It employs approximately 120 people working across 3 shifts. The City of South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County and encompasses 7.5 square miles. Incorporated in 1923, South Gate is a blend of residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural worlds. Today, South Gate is in constant motion. The city is continually enhancing its downtown, renewing buildings and public infrastructure, attracting new merchants and customers and promoting a revival of the city's history.

Why Armstrong Flooring?

With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.

Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance

  • Competitive 401(k) with company match

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

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