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Panasonic Controller, Global Manufacturing in Bridgeton, Missouri

This position provides overall financial leadership in the areas of forecasting, financial reporting, internal controls, & JSOX compliance guidance for our manufacturing footprint. Responsible for the financials related to our 4 manufacturing locations including accounting, forecasting, AOP, and the Long-Range Plan. This position provides overall financial guidance for manufacturing and works closely with the VP of Manufacturing, VP of Sales (commercial team), and VP of Portfolio Solutions (engineering, product management & marketing) to drive and influence the overall strategy for the Company. Position is integral in driving revenue growth, profitability, and providing support and financial guidance across the overall equipment business.

  • Direct responsibility for management and oversight of all manufacturing, cost consolidation, and financial reporting activities.

  • Give direction, review, and validate the plants annual business plan in accordance with company goals and initiatives. Perform the consolidations & presentation of the manufacturing Annual Operating Plan.

  • Maintain all accounting records in accordance with company policy as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Practices

  • Establish, implement, and monitor Policies and Procedures to manage and control company assets

  • Provide leadership in ensuring that internal controls over financial reporting comply with JSox

  • Provide manufacturing management team with qualified financial analysis and advice in matters such as, pricing, make versus buy decisions, cost reductions, asset management, forecasting, and the budgetary process.

  • Analyze and interpret US plants financial performance. This includes development of related performance reports as required.


  • Bachelors Degree, CPA Preferred.

  • 10+ years’ experience, at least five in a heavy manufacturing environment

  • Solid knowledge of general accounting, ability to interpret and administer accounting policies

  • Proficient in planning, forecasting, budget development

  • Strong decision-making skills

  • Green Belt Certified (Preferred)

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse audiences through diplomacy and tact. Ability to work well in a matrixed organization.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of management.

  • Strong computer skills with advanced proficiency in word, spreadsheet, presentation, and email applications (Excel, Access and PowerPoint, Oracle, etc)

  • Experienced with internal audit/SOX/internal controls

  • Well experienced with various Cost Accounting methods

  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to motivate and lead in a dynamic fast-pace environment