Job Locations US-KY-Berea
Job Type
Full Time

Position Overview

Plant Controller – Berea, KY

Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, producing a significant amount of the world's flat-rolled aluminum products. We work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the aerospace, beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 14,650 employees in 33 operating facilities on four continents and is making significant capital investments in recycling and rolling capacity in North America to meet an ascending customer demand.


Novelis North America (NNA) is seeking a Plant Controller to join the leadership team at our Berea, KY remelt facility. This role has a wide range of responsibilities including managing all plant controlling and internal controls activities to ensure accurate financial results and provide management with the necessary information required to make sound business decisions. This role is responsible for forecasting and managing plant operational expenses and managing spend related to capital projects. This role will report to the Sr. Manager, Accounting Operations Can.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Be an active member of the core plant management team providing guidance to non-financial team members.
  • Prepare and record monthly accounting entries and conduct all required reconciliations to ensure closing process meets company deadlines with accurate information.
  • Prepare plant financial reports including monthly summaries for regional reporting along with monthly analysis of spending to plant management team.
  • Prepare quarterly reports to corporate accounting for quarter end financial reporting.
  • Develop and manage to annual plan and quarterly forecast for the plant.
  • Supervise and report capital expenditures to plant management team and region management.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of accounting functions related to sustaining and strategic capital projects including preparation of financial justifications.
  • Perform monthly and ad hoc variance analysis to find opportunities and possibilities for improvement in financial performance and be able to discuss findings with senior management.
  • Participate in cross-functional events including World Class Management productivity and loss teams.
  • Ensure that periodic fixed asset verification is performed, and proper documentation maintained.
  • Periodically review internal processes for improvement in timeliness, accuracy, and efficiency automating these processes where feasible.
  • Identify growth opportunities or training needs for continual staff development.
  • Adopt and promote the Novelis cultural beliefs of Be Open, Build Trust, Say Anything, Be Authentic.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Master’s degree, CPA/CMA is a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years management accounting in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must have a strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • SAP and OneStream experience is a plus.
  • Be a role model for leading and developing a positive, team-oriented culture.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and independently.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey and explain complex policies and guidelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office programs.
  • Excellent verbal, math, and writing skills.

What We Offer:

Novelis benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family’s well-being:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings accounts – Company Funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Retiree Medical Plans – medical and prescription drug coverage through Novelis sponsored Retiree Health Access
  • Retirement Savings Account
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance

Novelis recognizes its hard-working and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training, are without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Location Profile

Novelis’ Berea facility is located in Berea Kentucky near Lexington. With 140 employees the recycling facility processes approximately 20 percent of all aluminum cans recycled in the United States each year – more than 750 million pounds. Berea is best known for its art festivals historic restaurants and buildings and as the home to Berea College and nearby Eastern Kentucky University. The recently built Kentucky Artisan Center hosts a wide variety of works by Kentucky artisans. In 2019 Novelis was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. The Berea team provides direct donations to more than 20 local organizations and schools including United Way Sustainable Berea Madison County Schools Eastern Kentucky University Berea College and Habitat for Humanity. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.


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