Plant Controller

Accounting Knoxville, Tennessee


About Mativ

Mativ is the newly created company through the combination of SWM and Neenah. This is an exciting opportunity for both companies to come together and create a global leader in specialty materials and solutions with approximately $3B in sales generated through our complementary products, innovation capabilities, customers, and attractive end markets. Together, there is potential to create significant value for our customers, shareholders, and, most importantly, our employees.  Mativ is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company offers a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. With over 7,500 employees worldwide, we manufacture on four continents and generate sales in more than 100 countries. We offer a wide range of premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.

This role manages and has immediate responsibility for site accounting practices and financial records.  This includes the maintenance of its fiscal records and the preparation of its financial reports.  Has overall responsibility for site manufacturing accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, budgetary controls, and forecasting. Responsible for providing analytics on operating results and ensuring controls comply with corporate policies and internal control framework. Responsible for developing product costing information for Commercial, New Product Development (NPD), and Operations. This role will partner with Commercial, Operations, and Site Leadership to drive YoY growth and margin expansion.



  • Business partner to local operations team to assist and help to achieve P&L targets.
  • Month-end close, account reconciliation, and general ledger management.
  • Month-end financial package and review of site performance.
  • Lead the annual budget and monthly forecasting process for the site.
  • Standard cost setting for material, labor, and overhead
  • Product costing / PPV/ Usage/ and Other Variance Review
  • This position must be able to support the site in investigating variances with material, labor, overhead, and cost of goods sold. They will work closely with and become an advisor to the site as to daily/weekly updates to key metrics impacting efficiencies/profitability. 
  • Review and enhance processes and controls within the finance department.
  • Key contact for annual audit and physical inventory.
  • Collaborate with all functions within the Business Unit and the wider business to provide excellent business support and deliver the requirements of the Healthcare Strategy.
  • Ensure that key controls that support the successful and secure operation of the business are robustly designed and operating effectively.
  • Support customer margin analysis and pricing reviews
  • Provide financial modeling for new and existing businesses working with the Commercial team.
  • Provide clear, concise, and relevant decision support to the Site Director, the wider Healthcare Commercial, and NPD teams.
  • Prepare informative presentations and analysis that communicates the key narrative of the sites’ performance, risks, and opportunities.



The role incumbent will demonstrate the relevant talents for the role and will display the virtues aligned to our principles:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Process improvement mindset and ability to improve current state.
  • Methodical, rigorous, persistent.
  • Highly organized, diligent, structured, and highly motivated.
  • Proficient Excel skills (lookups, pivot, conditional formatting, advanced formulas).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be flexible and be able to adapt to differing situations.
  • Strong technical accounting skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency - strong spreadsheet skills (MS Office applications) required. 
  • Knowledge of SAP.
  • OneStream experience.
  • Ability to manage team members and drive accountability and results.
  • Ability to lead people through a process and be able to take charge as appropriate.
  • Ability to deal effectively with all employees and external business contacts while conveying a positive, service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to completely maintain confidentiality and discretion in business relationships and exercise sound business judgment.



An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. SWM International is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at SWM, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]