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Plant Controller

Location: Manchester, TN 37355, USA


This position is no longer open.



At Batesville, you will be a part of a dynamic team committed to excellence and innovation. A recognized leader in the death care industry in North America, we are committed to our mission of helping families honor the lives of those they love®. We are currently seeking a Plant Controller to join our team in Manchester.

Your Role at Batesville:

As a Plant Controller, you will be responsible for providing leadership and directing the company's financial reporting environment, ensuring that financial information is prepared in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies.

  • Directly and indirectly supervises employees.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company policies, the Code of Ethical Business Conduct and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

How You’ll be Rewarded:

  • Batesville is a family. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.
  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as prescription coverage, short-term disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and more
  • Generous 401K Matching Program
  • Opportunities for development and advancement

What You’ll Do:

  • Controller is key member of finance management team responsible for setting and achieving key finance initiatives.
  • Prepares reports which summarize plant business activity and financial results in the areas of income, expenses, ownership interests (assets), payment obligations (liabilities), and resulting net equity for both internal and external reporting purposes on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Provides plant and corporate management with timely reviews of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.
  • Controller is responsible for directing and arranging the audits of company’s books and records at their location.
  • Prepares or assist with preparation of reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees internal control environment ensuring proper adherence to financial and accounting policies.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

What You’ll Bring:

  • CPA or CMA preferred
    • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university; and six to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Degree in Finance or Accounting required.  MBA or master's in accounting or finance a plus.
  • Strong Computer skills to include Microsoft Office
  • Thorough working knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience in a manufacturing facility required.
    • Researches and compares quality, costs, vendors and benefits/outcomes before making requests for expenditures for products or services
  • Decision Making
    • Investigates the background, defines the problem and identifies the cause before taking action
    • Considers alternative available actions, resources, and constraints before selecting a method for accomplishing a task or project
    • Uses structured decision-making methods/tools
    • Considers cost, simplicity, alignment, speed when establishing or changing work procedures
  • Learning Agility
    • Demonstrate broad range of learning capability
    • Demonstrate speed to learning/mastery
    • Draws value from lived experiences and uses learnings that impacts business
    • Seeks new challenges and experiments with new ideas/concepts
  • Lead Through Influence
    • Can lead formally through the organization and informally through the ability to influence others within the organization
    • Successful in accomplishing tasks within the organization even when facing resistance
  • Data to insight
    • Uses structured decision-making methods/tools
    • Ability to convert complex information to an easily understood insightful summary
  • Financial Acumen
    • Researches and compares quality, costs, vendors and benefits/outcomes before making requests for expenditures for products or services
    • Research external trends in building business case justifications and purchases systems/models that will improve efficiencies across the organization
    • Substantiates expenditures and resource requests by building a solid business case, documenting and explaining how the investment of funds/resources will benefit the organization and reports on the outcomes
    • Evaluates results of investments, projects or initiatives after acquisition/implementation and reports outcomes/benefits
  • Emotional Intelligence
    • Recognizes own emotion and their effects on other individuals
    • Understands own strengths and developmental areas and is open to candid feedback, new perspectives, continuous learning, and self-development
    • Manages emotions and impulses, remaining composed and collected toward focused results
    • Maintains standards of honesty and integrity, admits mistakes, and is authentic in interactions with others
    • Builds collaborative relationships with others while addressing mutual needs and defining mutual expectations and achieved shared goals
    • Applies effective conflict resolution skills in group settings as well as on an individual basis to foster positive relationships


  • Employee must be able to travel 10 % of the time. 

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


Join the Batesville family and apply today! 

Who We Are: 

A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service, and innovation. For more than 115 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions. 

At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset. We strive to attract, hire, and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

What Sets Us Apart: 

Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love® isn’t just our mission. It’s why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be. 

Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are numerous opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement. 

Putting customers first: We value the funeral professional’s role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success. 

We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it’s time to play, we get creative – and competitive. We provide numerous engagement activities to bring people together across the organization. 

We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need. *These services are not available at all Batesville locations.  

DISCLAIMER: The above information in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At Batesville, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal-opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.