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Assistant Plant Controller


Goshen, IN, US

REQ ID:  31821

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Assistant Controller Plant-US



Job Summary:


The Assistant Controller Plant is the financial support for the assigned manufacturing location(s). The Assistant Controller will support the annual manufacturing plan, ongoing manufacturing forecasts and the ongoing financial closing requirements. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for limited journal entries and be the financial lead for capital expenditure preparation for their location(s). 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the finance activities at one or more manufacturing locations, helping plant management understand financial performance
  • Understand the manufacturing strategy and communicate operating performance to plant management to enable effective decision making
  • Responsible for supporting the monthly close process, financial reporting, budgeting, planning, forecasting and analyzing manufacturing results
  • Support the development of the plant budget and support the operating staff in meeting budget targets. Provide financial guidance on AFE’s, special projects, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with, and adherence to, corporate policy and procedures, closing schedules, and budget and forecast deliverables
  • Achieve business objectives within set parameters (budget, targets, projects, etc.)
  • Support compliance and SOX requirements for their respective plant(s)



 Minimum Level of Education (for Job)



Bachelor’s Degree


Years of Relevant Work Experience Required: 5-8 Years


4 year secondary degree, 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment; SAP and standard cost accounting experience preferred but not required; in depth, professional knowledge of manufacturing and expertise of a specialized field or multiple disciplines; ability to understand business strategy

Preferred Areas of Education, Certifications, and Skills:





SAP and cost accounting experience.   CPA and MBA not required but favorably viewed.



Required Licenses & Certificates

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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