Sector: Containerboard & Packaging
Job Code: 1390
# of openings: 1



Reporting to the General Manager, the Controller is a member of the plant’s leadership team plays a key role in the start-up and operational success of the future plant.

In this context, the first mandate will be to build and implement the accounting and payroll structure as well as oversee the implementation of all Kruger-related systems.

The Controller will oversee the accounting and payroll activities. He will play an advisory role to management on financial issues as well as an active participation in the global issues of the Benjamin plant.

Finally, the Controller participates in the realization of the established strategic plans and ensures the development and growth of his team members.



  • Establishing the Roles and responsibilities for their direct reports;
  • Gathering of information for tax returns that could be linked to incentives;
  • Review month-end financial reports to ensure the integrity and accuracy of information;
  • Act as an advisor to general management;
  • Perform financial control and ensure the protection of plant assets while ensuring the standardization of processes;
  • Responsible for ensuring that working capital is properly evaluated on a regular basis through cycle counts, inventory assessments, etc.
  • Coordinate, prepare and approve the annual budget process and monitor it;
  • Coordinate, prepare and approve the annual value creation program (VCP);
  • Analyze variances versus budget and projections;
  • Interprets operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the operation and makes specific recommendations, which will result in cost reduction and profit improvement;
  • Coordinate, prepare, approve and monitor plant capital projects;
  • Participate in setting the objectives of employee incentive programs and monitor them;
  • Monitoring of key performance indicators;
  • Coordinate any financial-related year-end and inventory audits with external auditors;
  • Responsible for the communication of accounting information with the head office;
  • Responsible for preparing quarterly financial projections;
  • Supervise the accounting department, guide and supervise team members;
  • Target the best opportunities for improvement and follow up with members of the management team;
  • Maximize the use of the TM1 tool and be a "super user";
  • Participate in various special projects (e.g. responsible for any paperwork and submissions to Gov’t. to claim all negotiated project Incentives (KBI, KEIA, etc.);
  • Any other duties as directed.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES_____________________________________________________

  • Comfortable in working with people of different hierarchical levels;
  • Recognized ability for teamwork and management coaching;
  • Excellent ability to time management and priorities;
  • Experience in personnel management;
  • Show leadership;
  • Ability to problem-solving and good decision-making;
  • Good communicator and good interpersonal skills;
  • Agent of change;
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements.




  • Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration;


  • At least 5 years in an accounting position;
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Mastery of the complete accounting cycle;
  • Excellent command of computer systems, tools and software (including the Microsoft Suite);
  • Experience using JDEdwards, or similar enterprise software.
  • Greenfield plant expertise will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the US and Kentucky State tax regulations


All employees must apply Kruger's environmental policy in their daily tasks. In particular, employees are responsible for complying with legal and corporate environmental requirements, and must follow related procedures. Each employee is responsible for reporting all environmental incidents and potential environmental risks.

All employees have a duty to take the necessary steps to protect their health, safety and that of those around them at work. They must participate in the identification and elimination of risks at work.


* The masculine is used without any discrimination and for the sole purpose of lightening the text.

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