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Plant Controller

Date:  Oct 9, 2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Texarkana AR
Job Requisition:  34825


Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Our purpose guides us. It states that everyone deserves to travel through life’s journeys with confidence, and Cooper is there at every turn. We are looking for individuals who will help us achieve our purpose…those who are motivated, lead by example and inspire others to greatness. Here, the opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

The Plant Controller for our Texarkana, Arkansas location is responsibility for leading all finance and accounting activities for the Texarkana manufacturing plant.  This includes financial analysis, forecasting, closing, internal controls and related activities.
This position will report to the North America Controller with a dotted line to the Plant Manager.  The role has significant visibility at the senior management level of Cooper.


  • Financial analysis – The Plant Controller will have a thorough understanding of the manufacturing process.  This understanding will allow the plant finance team to analyze and assess opportunities to drive cost reductions and efficiency improvements on an ongoing basis.  The plant finance team will ensure the plant leadership team is aligned in understanding the cost structure of the plant and has the proper information to manage a cost effective plant.
  • Forecasting – The role is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of the monthly forecast for the entire plant.  This includes explaining variances from the forecast once actual results are known.
  • Closing of actuals – The role is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of the monthly close for the entire plant.   
  • Internal controls – The Plant Controller is responsible for understanding the Internal Control requirements and ensuring compliance.  This includes plant production activities as well as inventory control activities.
  • Management Responsibilities – The Plant Controller will have 3 analysts reporting directly to them in the Finance area at the plant.
  • Continuous improvement – The individual that takes on this role needs to have a high level of leadership skills to support the efforts for continuous improvement in all areas noted.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • 7 years’ experience in a Finance related role
  • Must have previous work experience for a manufacturing company
  • Management experience and SAP knowledge are both preferred


Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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