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Kelly Services Plant Controller (Manufacturing) DIRECT HIRE $120k+/year in Cincinnati, Ohio

Kelly Services currently has an immediate DIRECT HIRE opportunity for a PLANT CONTROLLER with manufacturing experience. This 1st shift position is in Cincinnati, OH and pays $120k+/year (depending on experience). Please review the JOB DETAILS below and should you qualify, follow the instructions to apply.

LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH

PAY: $120k+/year (depending on experience)


Lead the accounting / finance function and proactively manage the plant's cost savings initiatives.

Continuously improve the procedures and systems necessary to manage complex accounting operations while providing concise, regular, and ad hoc reporting for plant and corporate management.

Timely preparation and communication of financial information that supports the company's reporting requirements and assists management in plant operations


  1. Lead the site’s monthly financial closing process (two-day close) and ensure reconciliation between local ERP and reported financial performance

  2. Prepare monthly financial, inventory, headcount, and capital forecasts for upcoming months with focus on forecast accuracy

  3. Prepare the annual 5 Year Plan & operating budget and variance plan for the site

  4. Owner of internal controls for the site in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley standards

  5. Accurately maintains the general ledger and account reconciliations

  6. Continuously improves the cost accounting system, policies, procedures, and reports to improve data quality, quantity, and timeliness

  7. Oversee the development and maintenance of standard product costs

  8. Maintain the site’s delegation of authority matrix and ensures compliance

  9. Prepare, review, and submit the monthly key performance metrics for the site

  10. Lead the work of the accounting / finance department, develop, and manage senior analyst, cost accountant, and senior clerk

  11. Lead the plant's cost reduction efforts by identifying, evaluating, and tracking cost reduction programs

  12. Will lead the implementation of SAP as part of the NAM roll out

  13. Provides ad hoc support for numerous plant and corporate financial requests

  14. Business Partner to the Plant Director, drive operating and financial results and make specific recommendations to management resulting in cost reductions.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA preferred

Minimum of 8+ years finance / accounting work experience (primarily manufacturing related required)

At least 2 years of supervisory experience in an Accounting/Finance role

CMA / CPA / MBA (highly desirable)

Ability to manage multiple tasks that require quick turnaround

Effective leadership skills to manage and develop staff

Strong computer skills to include MS Office (Word & Excel) and a familiarity with ERP systems-SAP & BIPICS


If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for employment, please email your resume with “Plant Controller” in the subject line to

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

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