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Regional Plant Controller

Company: Green Plains
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Summary: As the Regional Plant Controller, you will be responsible for directing and overseeing the general accounting functions for multiple Green Plains Inc. biorefineries located in the United States. Functions include hiring and directing the accounting staff, and working with the Corporate Controller to prepare financial reports, budgets, cash flow reports, cost reports, tax returns, and any other tasks assigned. The Regional Plant Controller will also assist the Transformation Office to accomplish company goals.Responsibilities:Oversees the general accounting function for various plants to ensure accounting is done in accordance with all financial policies, US GAAP, and SEC requirementsIn coordination with the Transformation Office, and CAO, help drive the digital transformation as part of the GP digital transformation teamCollaborate with the team to lead a change in closing processes, eliminating manual, ineffective, and inefficient processes in favor of automationEliminate the use of excel/spreadsheets for reporting, estimates, etc. in favor of current and newly selected systems and the institution of automated entries, accruals, and Robotic Process AutomationUtilize current systems and capabilities to drive rapid near-term wins in automation and process improvement (e.g., MTM, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other applicable processes)Provide direction and coaching to P&L owners, specifically related to period estimates, actuals, and "to-go" expectations, including forecasting of future outcomes utilizing coaching, training, policy enhancements, and disciplinary actions were neededPartner with FP&A and Operations teams to develop financial dashboards and Key Performance Indicators for the ethanol production facilities to help drive positive financial results through better decision makingActing as a consultant and an effective mentor, developing effective training programs to continually educate personnel regarding key concepts, systems, processes, estimations, positions, and valuationEnsures internal controls are developed and implemented in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley. Also, ensure there is an appropriate level of documentation of internal controls and there is an appropriate segregation of duties across all functionsEnsure all account reconciliations are reviewed on a monthly basis and appropriate documentation is maintained to support each balanceBuild and maintain strong working relationships with the trade desk, operations team, and middle office personnelManage and review capital investment proposals for ethanol production facilitiesEvaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization's financial data processing, control, and reporting requirementsPrepare memos to support any accounting conclusions madeOther duties as assignedQualifications:Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related fieldSolid knowledge of US GAAP7+ years of accounting-related experienceExperience managing people and positively influencing others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organizationAbility to foster teamwork - work cooperatively and effectively with others to resolve problems and make effective decisionsStrong accounting skills and understanding of financial reportingExcellent interpersonal and presentation skillsSound communication abilities, both written and oralMBA, CMA, CPA, preferredExperience in commodity and energy financeExcellent client and management liaison skillsAbility to work in a fast-paced dynamic environmentAbility to work independently and as part of a multi-functional teamStrong analytical skills in interpretations of data and identification of anomaliesWork Environment/Physical Demands:Ability to meet physical demands of the job includes but is not limited to frequent sitting, standing, frequent computer use, frequent telephone use, some lifting or moving up to 10 lbs.Valid driver's license and ability to travel.Ability to work after hours/weekends and on call as needed.Travel to plant locations as needed.Green Plains Inc. offers competitive pay: a generous benefit package including business casual work environment, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO) and a 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting and company safe harbor matching. All potential employees of Green Plains Inc. will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check prior to employment.Equal Opportunity EmployerTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.Company DescriptionGreen Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants. Green Plains is an innovative producer of Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. The Company also owns a 48.9% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP.

Keywords: Green Plains, Omaha , Regional Plant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Omaha, Nebraska

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