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Assistant Plant Controller - Kankakee, IL

Date: Jan 22, 2019

Location: Kankakee, IL Illinois, US, 60901

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You’ll see it in the vibrant colors of your school hallway, doctors and nurses will walk it while caring for your loved ones, your family will gather on it while creating everlasting memories.

We are North America’s #1 manufacturer of resilient flooring with a strong passion for integrity, safety, quality, and community.


That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.




Community & Philanthropy: We have a heritage of investing substantial dollars in programs that enhance the neighborhoods where we live and work. Additionally, we’re proud that our employees regularly and willingly give of their time and talents to support the efforts of local organizations.

Sustainability: Armstrong Flooring has a long-standing reputation for sustainable innovation, starting with using cork waste to make linoleum floors over 100 years ago. We continue to develop products that have lower environmental footprints, and in some cases, reduce the environmental footprints of the buildings where they are installed.




Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has a job opportunity for an Assistant Plant Controller to be located in Kankakee, IL. Reporting to the Plant Controller, the Assistant Plant Controller will support all finance and accounting functions at the plant including finance reporting, operational reporting, and inventory control.  Additionally, the Assistant Plant Controller must adhere to our guiding principles of integrity, commitment, and excellence.


What you'll be doing:

  • Assisting with month-end close of the general ledger including preparing and posting journal entries, overseeing accurate account reconciliations, and preparing monthly financial reports
  • Preparing the weekly financial estimate and lead the weekly meeting with operational leadership
  • Supporting effectiveness of operational performance by providing operations with financial analysis and thorough reporting of plant metrics and KPI’s
  • Supporting the development of the ROY (Remaining of Year) quarterly forecasts
  • Collaborating with Operations to improve the recording, reporting, measurement, and analysis of operational data to ensure that operational metrics align with financial performance
  • Providing analysis of plant financial data to quantify cost savings opportunities and to support Operations with implementing cost reduction initiatives in order to improve EBITDA
  • Improving the effectiveness of ERP system including documentation of procedures, processes, and training plant personnel
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual manufacturing budget and standard costs
  • Ensuring adherence to cycle count procedures and improve inventory control 
  • Leading the annual physical inventory and fixed asset inventory conducted every three years
  • Assisting with annual review and audit of internal control procedures to maintain SOX compliance and to minimize financial risk at the plant


What you'll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years in accounting and finance roles in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to link operational metrics to financial performance
  • Experience with an ERP system required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent skills of Microsoft Office and must be expert with Excel
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities
  • Able to translate functional or business needs into financial goals and objectives
  • Able to develop successful working relationships within all functions and all levels of employee
  • Relentless customer focus with proven ability to deliver accurate and thorough results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner


We'll be excited if you have:

  • CPA and/or MBA
  • Repetitive manufacturing experience
  • Experience with SAP



At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has development plans and discussions around career growth. We have many long-tenured employees with diverse career paths. We offer the following opportunities to promote a growth culture:


On-the-job training

 Tuition reimbursement

 Online learning

 Instructor-led courses

 Job shadowing




Competitive medical, dental and vision plans

401k with company match

Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Ability to purchase additional vacation

Employee discount program

Paid holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Mothers Room





Company celebrations

Family picnics

Department gatherings/networking

Casual work environment


In addition, our world headquarters office offers:

Campus-like environment

3 mile wooded walking path

Fitness Center

Lunchtime Café

Disc golf, volleyball, bocce ball


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. 


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity. 


Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at

Nearest Major Market: Kankakee
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradley

Job Segment: Accounting, Plant, ERP, Plant Operator, Database, Finance, Manufacturing, Technology

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