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Assistant Plant Controller - Kankakee, IL
at Armstrong Flooring
Kankakee, IL

Assistant Plant Controller - Kankakee, IL
at Armstrong Flooring
Kankakee, IL

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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 producer of resilient flooring products and our mission is to inspire great spaces.


That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.



Community & Philanthropy: We have a heritage of investing millions of 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.




Who you’ll be working with:

  • Report to the Plant Controller
  • The plant leadership team and operators


How you’ll contribute to the team:

  • Bring your expertise of finance and accounting to our plant including inventory control, month-end close of the general ledger including preparing and posting journal entries, overseeing accurate account reconciliations, and preparing monthly financial and operational reports
  • Cost Accountant jobs prepare weekly financial estimates and lead weekly meetings with operational leadership
  • Support effectiveness of operational performance by providing operations with financial analysis, thorough reporting of plant metrics and KPI’s
  • Develop Remaining of Year quarterly forecasts and assist with the annual manufacturing budget and standard costs
  • Collaborate with Operations to improve the recording, reporting, measurement, and analysis of operational data to ensure that operational metrics align with financial performance
  • Analyze plant financial data to quantify cost savings opportunities and to support Operations with implementing cost reduction initiatives in order to improve EBITDA
  • Improve the effectiveness of ERP system including documentation of procedures, processes, and training plant personnel
  • Ensure adherence to cycle count procedures and improve inventory control 
  • Lead the annual physical inventory and fixed asset inventory conducted every 3 years
  • Assist with annual review and audit of internal control procedures to maintain SOX compliance and to minimize financial risk at the plant
  • Model our guiding principles of integrity, commitment, and excellence


What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Accounting degree, Finance degreee; Bachelor's required
  • 3+ years in Accounting roles in a manufacturing environment
  • Expert skills in Excel
  • Ability to link operational metrics to financial performance
  • Experience with an ERP system
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills paired with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities
  • Able to develop successful working relationships within all functions and all levels of employees
  • 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 or MBA
  • Repetitive manufacturing experience
  • Experience with SAP


Location: 1401 N. Hobbie Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901

Cost Accountant Salary: $59,000 - $92,000 + bonus, based on experience


At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has a development plan and discussions around career growth. We have many employees with diverse backgrounds and career paths. We offer the following opportunities which promote a growth culture:


On-the-Job training

Tuition reimbursement

Instructor-led & online courses

Job shadowing

Cross-functional team projects



Choice of competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plans
Prescription plan with mail-order options

401k with company match

Health Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Paid vacation with graduated schedule & option to purchase more

Paid holidays

Annual incentive plan

Product discounts

Employee Assistance Program

Free coffee



Company celebrations & department gatherings
Family picnics

Recognition program
Service awards

Casual work environment



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 www.goscoutgo.com/searchfirmreferral

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