Controller (Hampton Campus) in Hampton, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/5/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Howmet Drive
    Hampton, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

The purpose of this position is to act as a business partner to the Plant Manager, directing the finance function at the Hampton, VA manufacturing facility.  This position reports to the Plant Manager with a strong dotted line to the Business Unit.  Key responsibility is the direction of the Accounting operations which includes integration into all aspects of the operation. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  1. Identifying key levers to drive business improvement and providing leadership to ensure implementation of business improvement opportunities
  2. Determine, in conjunction with plant management, targeted goals for performance measures of quality, productivity, delivery, cycle time, inventory optimization and profitability
  3. Deploying business unit initiatives
  4. Daily reporting management, monthly forecasting, and annual planning
  5. Analyzing data for decision making and tracking performance progress
  6. Coordination of the capital appropriation process and post-project reviews
  7. Ensuring completion of Arconic’s Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for internal controls
  8. Supervising department employees for three separate business within the Hampton Campus
  9. Perform job duties in a safe and efficient manner
  10. Complying with Arconic and business unit financial reporting requirements
  11. Business travel may be required
  12. Perform other work related duties as necessary
    Job Roles
  • Enterprise minded--understands the needs of the business and how decisions affect P&L, balance sheet and future capabilities, influences cap-ex based on broad business case
  • Responsive expertise--prepared with information to help guide decision making both upon request and future planning based
  • Compliance--organized and aware of legal and local ramifications to decisions and practices; proactively prepared for audits
  • Data-oriented--anticipates and solves problems from a data-informed perspective; forecasts accurately and tracks closely; intervenes in ways that influence numbers
  • Involved and curious--spends time on the shop floor to understand business in greater detail; seeks to make improvements and strengthen partnerships through relationship and comprehension; understands operational consequences of decisions
  • Analysis--reviews decisions and data ex post facto to glean increased understanding; incorporates learning into future decision-making
  • Accountability--compares business case to actual performance and collaborates with other leaders to ensure success of investments
  • Interpretation and translation--able to tell a story with the data; brings life to the numbers through observation and familiarity with the business
  • Prioritization--understands market and organizational conditions and prioritizes efforts accordingly; manages tension between revenue and costs, etc.
  • Communication--proactively provides information about data, forecasting and financials to enable best possible decision-making for individual leaders and the organization; seeks information from others and disseminates accordingly as a conduit or hub
  • Coach--formally and informally develops others and contributes to talent factory strategy


Basic Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s in Finance/Accounting from an accredited school
-5 years’ experience in Finance or Accounting
-5 years of experience in Finance or Accounting in a manufacturing environment
-5 years Supervisory experience 
-Qualified Accountant, CPA, CMA, and/or MBA
-High proficiency in MS Office software, experience in using queries, including Essbase, Hyperion, Oracle or similar systems. Advanced Excel skills.

 Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

  This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


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