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Assistant Controller in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Davenport, IA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Davenport Works is a large, complex manufacturing system within Global Rolled Products (GRP), an Arconic business unit that focuses on the production and sale of specific rolled aluminum products in global Aerospace, Automotive, and Industrial markets. The Davenport system includes the major manufacturing facility in Davenport, IA, the aerospace polishing facility in Hutchinson, KS, and the automotive HT/blanking facility in Danville, IL. The Davenport Assistant Controller is responsible for compliance, FP&A, location accounting activities, and driving business partnering across the plant.  The position will provide leadership and oversight for all three of the satellite manufacturing areas within the Finance Team.
  • Preparation of monthly financial forecasts and weekly forecast updates.
  • Analysis of financial, operational, and commercial results.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting packages for senior management.
  • Month-end closing and reporting, including account reconciliations and coordination of closing entries with other GRP locations.
  • Capital appropriation support.
  • Analysis of plant spending and leadership of spend management systems.
  • Tracking execution of cost savings projects and coordinating reporting in cost savings system.
  • Financial analysis and process development for special projects, as required.
  • Completion of Alcoa's Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for internal controls
  • Decision Support functions such as expense analyses, capital economic justifications, etc.
  • Provide oversight and guidance on process improvements and other cost reduction initiatives in Satellite locations and Automotive Mix Mill flow path as well as within the overall Davenport system.
  • Continuous provide leadership, train, and develop talent within the Finance Team


Basic qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Business concentration in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution
  • Manufacturing & cost accounting experience
  • Experience directly supervising others
  • Leadership of plant-wide process improvements (e.g. inventory reductions, forecast accuracy improvement, cost reductions).
Preferred qualifications:
  • MBA a plus
  • More than five years of Finance/Accounting Experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral form
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Self-starter
  • Experience with querying databases
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience with cost accounting


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