At Kessington we feel our most important asset is people. 

We are always looking for hard working, energetic individuals who are seeking opportunities for growth and development to join our team. Here are some of the positions we are looking to improve in.



We are looking for a Plant Controller to join the Kessington team!! The Plant Controller, as a key member of the plant management team, provides leadership in the design, maintenance and evaluation of all financial activities for the plant in accordance with established policies. This position also provides guidance in setting strategic direction and designing business plans to achieve the long-term strategy of the plant. 

Industry: Aerospace Components Machining   

Employment Type: Full-time 

Job Functions: Accounting/Auditing/Finance 

The Controller is responsible for financial leadership in a plant with approx. 120 employees. The position's functional responsibility influences Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Engineering Capital Projects and Materials Management through budget decisions, financial recommendations, Job cost profit analysis by part number and recommendations to achieve profit targets, part number cost feedback to the bidding process, and general business guidance.

-The position is the financial point of contact with internal/external auditors and banks.
-Interacts with all Plant Management through presentations of financial plans/analyses/strategies and is responsible for representing the financial performance of the plant in these discussions
-In conjunction with the President, sets the appropriate financial direction ensuring the proper reflection of financial results and forecasts.
-Facilitates proper reporting, analysis and follow-up monitoring of actual job cost and overhead cost results across manufacturing operations.
-Coordinate, consolidate and generally manage the development of plans for the plant including standard job costs and financial outlooks.
-Prepares annual cost standards, including existing and new products in concert with the bidding process
-Working in conjunction with Plant and Operations management, develop and implement financial and operational measurement tools focusing on productivity and customer service improvements.
-Accountable for the gathering, analyzing and interpreting job cost by part number of accounting and financial data for the preparation and presentation of meaningful reports, and recommendations to Plant Management and the bidding process.
-Responsible for internal controls and assures compliance to all relevant policies and procedures
-Facilitates development and deployment of processes and tools to enable improved budget planning and monitoring across all operations. ------This position maintains and communicates all variances to all levels on management.
-Develop and monitor financial margins for all incoming RFQ’s and maintains vigilance on their implementation throughout the manufacturing process in concert with the bidding process. 



  • CPA or CMA is preferred 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field. 

  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in a similar position. 

  • Strong cost accounting and inventory control experience within a manufacturing environment. 

  • Experience walking the manufacturing floor daily and participating in plant operational meetings. 

  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting techniques as well as proficiency with financial statement analysis and projection. 

  • Familiarization of Epicor version 10.2 ERP system a strong plus.  

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office, advanced knowledge in Excel, Experience with MS Access.   

  • Good planning, analytical and organizational skills. 

  • Experience in handling multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines. 

  • Experience in creating cash flow projections. 

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents. 

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries from the business.  

  • Ability to effectively communicate with management, public groups, peers and staff. 

  • Must demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and character and promote ethical business behavior throughout the organization as verified by references. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication. 

  • Ability to look for new ways for the company to improve. 

  • Ability to lead and motivate teams to reach a common goal. 

  • Demonstrate strong and pragmatic business acumen.

  • Strong team player as verified by references. 

  • Demonstrated problem solver.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. 

  • High degree of initiative and flexibility. 

  • Understanding of computer driven process controls and enterprise resource systems in a manufacturing facility. 

  • Knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method. 

  • Strong and consistent attention to detail. 

  • Willing to improve self / area / company (including pursing additional training, if needed). 

  • The desire and ability to plan, organize and provide analysis in all phases of the accounting process to assure the facility has the tools needed to operate in an efficient & profitable manner. 

  • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely decisions. 

  • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. 

  • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities.

  • Can be bonded.  


  • Medical 

  • Dental 

  • Vision 

  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment 

  • Short Term Disability 

  • Long Term Disability 

  • 401(k) 

  • Holiday Pay 

  • Vacation Pay 

  • Employee Assistance Program  


EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled  

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits and more after 90 days of employment.


Earn 40 hours of PTO after 90 days of employment & 80 hours at one year of service.

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