Assistant Controller
Nestle Waters North America

Zephyrhills, Florida

Posted in Retail
4 days ago

Job Info

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

Choose a career in Supply Chain and you'll be part of our logistics backbone - and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of Nestlé Waters offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our Supply Chain factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful - not least is you'll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We'll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you'll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits - everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.

Nestlé Waters is looking for a finance leader with strong business acumen and aspirations for increased accountability to join our Finance Leadership team as an Assistant Controller and help shape our future. This position will be based in our Zephyrhills, FL factory supporting both the Supply Chain and Technical & Production teams. The qualified candidate will perform multiple tasks under fast paced conditions in an office / manufacturing environment and requires the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees. The organization is seeking a talented candidate with upside to grow into senior management roles in the future.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the Factory Controller and Regional Finance Manager in Financial Control and Fiduciary Responsibilities for the Factory and Region
  • Monitor general accounting functions such as A/P, payroll, fixed asset management, maintenance and cost center postings to ensure accuracy and adherence to internal controls
  • Oversee and assist the Financial Administrator with Accounts Payable activities
  • Monitor labor and operational spend with effective spreadsheets, measuring tools and schedules
  • Manage Period End Close process including developing accurate financial statements, preparation of accruals & reclass entries and regular reporting to local operations team
  • Analyze P&L variances, partner with operational leaders to define drivers, initiate action plans for control & improvement and translate findings into balance of year forecast
  • Complete maintenance work order settlement and track maintenance expenditures
  • Perform new product setup in SAP and ensure accurate product costing
  • Support bottoms-up annual planning process including Product Costing steps and Cost Center budgets
  • Partner with the Factory Controller and Regional Finance Manager to maintain internal controls and develop any necessary new requirements to meet organizational compliance standards
  • Calculate, review and report on various monthly KPI's which summarize performance in various key areas of the business along with forward-thinking leading measures to improve results
  • Perform various Ad-Hoc Analysis' & Projects as assigned by the Operations Finance team

Key qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Required, Finance or related field
  • 4+ years' experience with Finance and Cost Accounting
  • Exposure to Supply Chain & Manufacturing Operations
  • Strong systems skills (i.e. Excel, Essbase, ERP, Business Warehouse reporting); SAP preferred
  • Strong analytical and multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize duties with a sense of urgency
  • Strong communication skills including written and verbal
  • Team-oriented, self-motivated, accountable and dedicated to continuous improvement
  • Proven ability to Co-Pilot and partner with operational leaders to drive business results
  • Ability to work in a complex, changing environment
  • Some travel required (5-10%)
  • Mobility a plus for future career opportunities

To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

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