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Plant Finance Manager

Location: Middletown, DE, United States
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POSITION: Plant Financial Manager/ Plant Controller

LOCATION: Middletown, DE


We are seeking an accomplished and proactive individual to take on the role of Plant Financial Manager. In this critical position, you will be responsible for driving financial insights, cost control, and operational efficiency across our assigned manufacturing plants. By overseeing key accounting functions and partnering with cross-functional teams, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial success of our operations.


  • Strategic Financial Leadership: Lead the charge in cost accounting and financial oversight for Plant Operations. Be the go-to finance and accounting contact, guiding decision-making through insightful data analysis and ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
  • Budget Leader: Take the lead in the annual budget process for the plant, leveraging your expertise to shape realistic financial projections that drive performance excellence.
  • Operational Insights: Prepare and dissect monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other critical financial metrics for the plant. Through your analytical prowess, provide actionable insights that drive operational efficiencies.
  • Month-End Expertise: Manage crucial month-end closing tasks, including inventory and other operation-related accounts. Present monthly financial statements and operational reports that provide a clear snapshot of plant performance.
  • Process Optimization: Ensure accurate standard costing and the maintenance of the operations bill of materials and routing processes. Analyze standard versus actual production variances, driving continuous improvement.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Regularly provide well-structured analytical information and schedules to plant management and other functional department heads. Serve as a valued financial partner in driving informed decision-making.
  • Business Growth Analysis: Develop cost/projection analyses for new and existing business opportunities, contributing to effective pricing strategies and maintaining profitability.
  • Financial Stewardship: Manage Fixed Assets and Capital Expense Request processes, ensuring prudent financial management and alignment with corporate goals.
  • Compliance Assurance: Maintain a vigilant eye on procedures and internal controls to ensure adherence to federal, state, and local regulations, safeguarding the integrity of financial operations.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Empower business unit leaders with comprehensive financial insights. Assist in interpreting financial performance, cost drivers, and forecasts to guide strategic initiatives.
  • Operational Excellence: Champion special projects that bolster Operational Excellence, controlling expenses, boosting profits, optimizing cash flow, and enhancing plant efficiencies.
  • Inventory Expertise: Lead annual physical inventory counts and supervise the plants cycle counting program, fostering accuracy in financial reporting.
  • Adaptive Responsiveness: Tackle additional duties as assigned with a proactive and adaptable approach.


  • Educational Foundation: Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, coupled with a minimum of 5 years of relevant manufacturing experience.
  • Detail-Driven: Strong attention to detail with a proven background in budget preparation and variance analysis.
  • Tech Proficiency: Proficient in Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel (pivot tables, lookups, conditional formatting, etc.), Power BI, Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • ERP Proficiency: Experience with ERP systems providing you with a solid foundation for streamlined operations.
  • Effective Communication: Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to present complex financial data in an understandable manner.
  • Change Leadership: Demonstrated success in driving change and process improvement, fostering a culture of continuous enhancement.
  • Strategic Partnership: Proven experience collaborating with business leaders to develop strategic plans and identify opportunities for business improvement.
  • Analytical Acumen: Adept at account analysis and reconciliation preparation, including the utilization of online tools such as Blackline.
  • Financial Insight: Proficiency in conducting Net Present Value and Return on Investment analyses, guiding informed decision-making.

What we offer

Mativ benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your familys well-being:

Medical, dental and vision insurance

Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)

Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)

Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage

Paid vacation and competitive personal time off

401(k) savings plan with company match

Employee assistance programs available 24/7 to you and your family

Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance

About Mativ

Mativ Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company makes material impacts on the world every day through a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions that solve our customers most complex challenges. We manufacture on three continents and generate sales in nearly 100 countries through our family of business-to-business and consumer product brands. The companys two operating segments, Advanced Technical Materials and Fiber-Based Solutions, target premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging and more. 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.