Site Controller

Summary of Job Content:
Supervises all financial controlling activities for different profit centers and cost centers of the plant,  in accordance with corporate and division policies and procedures.
Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for all Controlling (about 75%) and Order Management (about 25%) related processes for our aerospace and automotive production site in Arkadelphia/AR
  • Major focus of the position is on Controlling and, in addition, comprises the execution of Order Management-related processes
  • Act as financial business partner, conduct profound analyses and provides recommendations for improvement in both the efficiency and efficacy of the plant operations.
  • Work with the local leadership team to manage the business with sound financial background and clear bottom-line orientation (EBITDA, Cash Flow, Working Capital)
  • Initiate and take the lead for our financial budgeting and forecasting process, as well as risk management.
  • Accompany the month end and closing process in the close interaction with shared financial services.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of monthly financial data and financial trends in order to assist the local and BU leadership team in performing their responsibilities
  • Closely interact and collaborate with the Head of BU Controlling and the global BU Controlling team.
  • Proactively analyze gross margins and review with sales and operations responsible for enhancement.
  • Ensure valid and meaningful product costing of new and existing products in SAP.
  • Ongoingly improve internal processes, SAP usage and thereby ensure master data quality.
  • Ensure compliance of and, from time to time, execute financial and administrative processes.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to create/maintain positive working relationships
  • Strong Supervisory and Leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • High degree of reliability and personal responsibility
  • Thorough understanding of executive and financial processes
  • Strong analytical and problem –solving skills.


  • University degree in Business Administration or similar, with focus on Controlling, Finance and/or Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Controlling, Cost Accounting and/or Financial Management within an international manufacturing environment
  • Highly proficient skills in SAP Modules FI/CO/SD & MS Excel
  • Inventory management control, good analytic & problem solving.
  • Clear understanding of wall-to-wall audit responsibilities and procedures to ensure a successful audit.

Work Environment:    
This position works in both an office environment and a noisy plant environment.  The employee will regularly be working near moving mechanical parts and high temperature equipment and may on occasion be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, heat or dangerous chemicals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Jan 27, 2023

Arkadelphia, AR, US, 71932

Business Unit:  Composite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL Composites, Inc
Functional Area:  Finance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Arkansas

Job Segment: Accounting, Risk Management, SAP, ERP, Finance, Technology, Automotive