Dexter Axle

Plant Controller

Location US-IN-Bristol
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/10/2022 9:47 AM)
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Plant Controller at our Bristol, Indiana manufacturing facility.


Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 3,800 people and operating 20 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

This position is a key leader on the plant leadership team.  Partnering with the Corporate Controller, the position contributes to all areas of plant management and provides strong financial leadership, including planning and coordinating business planning activities. Specific duties include:

  • Manages plant’s revenue and expense reporting, ensuring control, accuracy, predictability, timely delivery of results, comparative analysis, and supporting commentary.
  • Collaborates with the VP of Axle Operations and plant leadership team to understand and explain results, identify inefficiencies, and lead financial analysis with a continuous improvement focus.
  • Supports plants in pursuit of financial targets through in-depth analysis and sharing of financial knowledge.
  • Monitors and implements plant internal controls, in compliance with corporate policies, as necessary to ensure reporting integrity, safeguard assets, and identify risks.
  • Prepares plant periodic forecasts and Annual Operating Plan.
  • Manages the maintenance and accuracy of standard costs in conjunction with Corporate Cost Accounting on BOMs, routers, and purchase standards.
  • Analyses transactions and financial reporting for accuracy and proper presentation in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 
  • Coordinates with Corporate Controller on information to complete GAAP financial statements with proposed adjustments.
  • Actively ensures compliance with laws and corporate financial policies and practices.
  • Prepares financial reports to support and provide commentary on plant performance.
  • Manages inventory reporting and accuracy.
  • Manages the capital budget, through a ROI lens, and provide monthly updates and forecast.
  • Communicates, discusses, and challenges financial impacts with Senior leadership.
  • Develops Plant resources in financial best practices, analysis, and reporting.
  • Prepares and/or presents for meetings where financial input/commentary is required/requested.
  • Attends as requested, quarterly management and other plant related meetings.
  • Owns, manages, and completes financial information requests from Senior Leadership.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.


Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a comparable discipline and at least 8 year of experience in performing the same or similar job function; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree and/or CPA is preferred but not required.


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