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Plant Controller – Stuttgart, AR

Lennox International

This is a Contract position in Stuttgart, AR posted February 4, 2021.

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers. We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Job Description


  • Oversee all accounting operations including general ledger, inventory, standard cost accounting and SOX controls for Stuttgart operations.
  • Manage month-end, quarterly, and annual closing, prepares and presents financial statements and other associated reports for site
  • Analyze variances and communicates explanations to management with recommended actions
  • Prepare forecasts of income statement, balance sheets, and statement of cash flows for Stuttgart
  • Integrate and train new staff while leading the continued professional development of the existing team
  • Provide proactive / unsolicited consultation, interpretation and education of complex financial and operational matters to various departmental leaders used to drive business decisions
  • Collaborate with General Plant Manager, Stuttgart Leadership Team, and Finance Team to explain results, make improvements, manage projects, identify inefficiencies, understand operations and lead the development of complex analysis
  • Monitor and implement plant internal controls to ensure reporting integrity, safeguard company assets, and identify risks
  • Develop and manages Stuttgart capital expenditure process
  • Lead, coach, develop and mentor staff
  • Ensure proper accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as local statutory requirements
  • Estimate product costs to support quoting activities

Standard Work Areas & Processes

  • Close partner with General Plant Manager and the plant leadership team
  • Key contributor to creating and executing the factory business plan
  • Manages the hiring, direction, assessment and development of team members.
  • Able to motivate and lead teams to achieve goals.
  • Champion the Commercial culture, driving an environment of accountability, open communication, and high ethical standards
  • Support the Vision and Mission statement of the Commercial business segment
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills that result in effective communications.
  • Exceptional presentation skills to senior executives.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA or equivalent preferred
  • Demonstration of key finance competencies, qualifications and leadership capabilities with 8 or more years of experience at the Controller level with emphasis in cost accounting and budgeting
  • Experience leading cost accounting, financial reporting and budgeting/forecasting activities
  • Experience with managing and developing others
  • Ability to effectively analyze and present information
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work to successfully achieve deadlines
  • Skilled with the use of Microsoft Office applications, with strong Excel and Access skills. Knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems (e.g., SAP and Hyperion).
  • Well-developed quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Competent in business performance management, financial analysis and decision support
  • Ability to build relationships with colleagues, clients and staff in charge
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and entrepreneurial, demonstrating willingness for learning and improvement
  • Strong influencing and communication skills; capable of securing management buy-in, sponsorship and investment through strong articulation of business benefits aligned to broader organizational objectives
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills that result in effective communications.
  • Exceptional presentation skills to senior executives.
  • Able to motivate and lead teams to achieve goals.


  • Continuously, but constructively, demanding of team performance
  • Outstanding cross-functional leadership skills; viewed as credible by business unit/functional leaders
  • Willingness to “constructively dissent” and challenge senior management thinking
  • Visionary leader with a strong business perspective
  • Able to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholders
  • Command respect based on experiences
  • Must demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and character and promote ethical business behavior throughout the organization
  • Demonstrate appreciation of and sensitivity toward a wide range of cultural and personal differences
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