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Assistant Plant Controller

Company: SMC Global
Location: Kershaw
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

SMC Global a leading specialty chemical supplier with global sourcing and production facilities, is looking for an Assistant Controller - Plants.

The position will assist Director of Finance and Site Managers in the analysis and control of plant costs and expenditures. Also, assist in the development and monitoring of appropriate internal controls and to ensure efficient and effective utilization of resources and monies. The position will be based out of Kershaw, SC.


  • Act as a partner with Site Managers
  • Perform control functions ensure adherence to financial controls and approvals
  • Prepare monthly P&L for each location
  • Prepare monthly variance analysis, understand root cause and drive for corrective action.
  • Analyze inventory controls and establish procedures to maintain accuracy
  • Prepare monthly budget for each location
  • Provide budget and historic variance analysis on a monthly basis
  • Assist management team with budget development for new projects
  • Assist with Capital Expenditure sourcing and evaluate buy-lease arrangements
  • Facilitate timely receipt of all invoices and information requests by head office.
  • Review for accuracy and approve all invoices prior to submitting to head office for processing.
  • Put together semi-monthly plant payroll
  • Spearhead Cost Accounting initiatives.
  • Supervise monthly physical inventories and reconciliations.
  • Involvement in special projects as assigned. This will include reviewing situations, devising project plan, implementing as well as insuring appropriate training.
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by Director of Finance.

Expected travel between various locations is approximately 30%


Bachelors degree in accounting

2+ years experience in public accounting or internal audit

Minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment

High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.

ERP system experience preferred


  • In-depth understanding of GAAP, financial accounting principles and practices, specifically as they apply to costing, capital expenditure, budgeting and internal reporting. Knowledge of cost accounting is a big plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial controls, processes, and systems, as well as cost estimation and control, and budget management.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to present and explain business and financial information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability and willingness to accept responsibility, willingness to challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions.


SMC offers a competitive benefit package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Vacation and PTO Days, and 401k .

SMC Global is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: SMC Global, Rock Hill , Assistant Plant Controller, Other , Kershaw, South Carolina

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