Controller-Manufacturing

Fond du Lac- Plymouth – Sheboygan – Kiel – Elkhart Lake area

Commutable from northern Milwaukee suburbs, if you don’t mind a drive

Our client is a custom manufacturer of specialty food products.  They manufacture in the premium category for their customers, who include major names in their niche market. 

What’s good about the company:

  • Privately held: No need to make short-term decisions to puff up quarterly earnings; no tiresome SEC paperwork and regulations to absorb productive hours!
  • Owned by a private equity firm, so the emphasis is on profitable growth, and the PE firm has the capital to fund that growth
  • They continue to make Investments in plant expansion and new equipment
  • Their business is growing as they add new customers because of their reputation, and growing markets in their premium quality niche.
  • In business over 25 years, and growing 20% plus annually
  • Stable-The nature of the niche is almost recession proof

What’s good about the job:

  • You will have a close relationship with the CFO of the parent company, which is owned by a private equity firm.  He is a very sharp individual, and you will likely learn from your interactions.
  • Interesting and impactful work.  Company size (small) means you will have a chance to wear a lot of hats, be involved in all key decisions, and have an impact on all policies, processes.
  • Nice people- your colleagues are nice folks.
  • Decent work/life balance is the company culture- a casual, relaxed work environment

What the successful candidate will offer:

  • The usual Controller capabilities, with a minimum of 7 years in the accounting profession
  • Position could also fit a senior person, who is looking for the last job for a few years before retiring
  • Manufacturing cost experience
  • BS Accounting/Finance/Business with CPA a nice plus

Nice to Have:

  • Great Plains software experience
  • Prior work with a Private Equity owned firm
Email Resume To: matt@lawlergroup.com