Assistant, Controller

Finance/Accounting / Finances/comptabilité Bennettsville, South Carolina


The Assistant Mill Controller is responsible for supervising all finance activities at the mill under the direction of the Mill Controller. The Assistant Mill Controller provides financial and business support to operating departments to minimize cost and optimize operations. The position also supports corporate with management reporting and ensures compliance with business objectives and regulatory rules.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate the Accounting, & Finance functions for the site under the direction of the Mill Controller
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial (both internal and external) and management reporting
  • Provide financial and business leadership to entire operation to ensure cost effective decisions and strategy
  • Lead, coordinate and perform analysis for operating and capital projects to optimize performance and earnings
  • Develop and support an environment of continuous cost and profit improvement
  • Coordinate and review, month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing and reporting to meet corporate deadlines
  • Coordinate and review the forecasting and budgeting process for the site
  • Ensure financial results appropriately reflect operational results
  • Ensure compliance with company policy and GAAP guidelines for financial reporting
  • Maintain effective system of internal controls that are validated with audits and in compliance with corporate and legal regulations
  • Manage the accounting department including, but not limited to provide coaching, organization and delegation of tasks, succession planning, recruiting, and performance management
  • Actively participate in division/company-wide initiatives to improve effectiveness and efficiency of financial reporting

Required Education/Professional Experiences:

A minimum of 6 -10+ years’ experience in a supervisory/management capacity in a manufacturing environment in the accounting area

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, preferably CMA, and/or MBA

Working knowledge in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel capabilities

Experience working in MS Office and ERP systems, preferably SAP

CMA and/or MBA; CPA, preferred

Critical Competencies:

Good communicator at all levels of organization, in both written and verbal formats

Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Self-sufficient, results driven and detail-oriented mindset

Excellent decision making and strong communication skills

Proven leader skills, fostering positive teamwork dynamic

Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.