Operations Controller

Permanent employment / Cincinnati, USA

Operations Controller



Provide support in the preparation of financial statements, budgets and forecasts in accordance with legal and statutory requirements, as well as Omya accounting and reporting policies and procedures. Ensure high quality of financial information and timely reporting. Support tax planning and compliance, in line with applicable tax laws, regulations and commitments entered with Tax Authorities.


Performance Management

  • Identify and develop key performance indicators that align activities with operational goals
  • Thoroughly review, understand and explain variances to both plan (standard cost) and prior year in accordance with established thresholds
  • Analyze business information, identify opportunities to reduce cost and increase revenue
  • Analyze, evaluate and administer components of operating processes and recommend improvements
  • Monitor and track monthly expenditures to minimize overspending above planned and/or approved levels
  • Interpret complex financial data and related operational activities
  • Monitor inventory and recommend improvement ideas to reduce cost, improve working capital, reduce obsolescence, waste etc.

Reporting & Analysis

  • Review operating results before closing to minimize errors
  • Ensure reports are complete, accurate and meet expectations of users
  • Prepare presentations for performance management, track and ensure ownership of action items and follow up as necessary
  • Fulfill all reporting requirements and meet reporting deadlines
  • Perform deep dive product cost evaluation and analysis
  • Prepare ad-hoc analysis as needed

Budgeting & Planning

  • Prepare and maintain standard costs including related cost center planning/ activities
  • Assist in annual target setting
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly and annual forecasts as needed
  • Perform complex analysis, modeling, and other tool creation to enhance planning and reporting processes

Controls & Compliance

  • Monitor and enforce adherence to company policies
  • Develop and recommend internal control improvements
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Comply with all local rules and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned by manager


Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting. MBA, CPA, CMA or CFA preferred and a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant progressive experience in multi-national manufacturing environment.

Multi-plant experience preferred and proven problem solving, analytical, decision‐making and teamwork skills. Proficient knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting.

Strong verbal, written and presentation skills, highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications, strong interpersonal and communication skill & ability to build and sustain relationships

SAP experience is preferred.

Must possess current US employment authorization; sponsorship not available for this position.