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Industrial Operations Divisional Controller

Industrial Operations Divisional Controller

locationWaco, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Essential Functions:

The North America Industrial Operations Divisional Controller serve as key partner to the VPGM North American Industrial and other operations supporting functional leadership, including purchasing, SCM, quality, factory. The incumbent leads plant controlling for seven manufacturing locations, providing a consolidated view of the operational performance of the division through dotted line management of the plant controlling teams.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure plant controlling teams are informed and trained on controlling procedures and policies and tools
  • Ensure site activities are compliant with Howmet financial procedures and internal controls
  • Ensure consistency and standardization of controlling processes within the division
  • Alert and arbitrate in case of discrepancies
  • Assure protection for the assets of the business through internal control and internal auditing.
  • Oversee preparation and maintenance of company operating budgets. Check appropriate requests against approved budget for availability of funds prior to commitment and exercise accounting control to ensure that budgeted expenditures do not exceed amounts authorized.
  • Ensure the coordination of financial forecasting process for plants (budget, periodic forecasts, annual plans)
  • Lead all tasks related to month end closing
  • Provide a consolidated view of operations results and communicate it to the division. 
  • Analyze and challenge the variances between the forecasted and actual results
  • Interpret operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the organization and make specific recommendations, which will result in cost reduction and profit improvement.
  • Determine and ensure the follow up and monitoring of the direct variable profit (DVP) per product 
  • Validate the economic justification of investments and ensure their follow up
  • Validate the economic justification of standard costs and rates used in each plant
  • Ensure the consistency between production indicators and financial reporting
  • Participate in the development of action plans and ensure their financial evaluation and follow up
  • Highlight cash status at division level (capex, inventories, overdues)
  • Manage and support the Plant Controlling teams on all financial issues
  • Contribute to internal and external Audits requirements


The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), excellent 401k matching program, paid holidays and vacation. The salary range for this position is $140K to $210K

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business with an accounting or finance concentration. Masters degree preferred.
  • 8 to 10 years of professional experience, including a plant controller role
  • Experience in a matrix organization preferred
  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • Good business acumen
  • Effective communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to work effectively work as part of a team
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com