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Site Controller

The Site Controller assures a professional and accurate controlling at the local level within the SGL Carbon Group within given competencies.  Develops and administers Business Unit or local analysis and reporting procedures and effective flow of information needed for strategic planning and ongoing monitoring.  Counsels and supports Business Unit or local management with the development as well as the execution of strategy and the delivery of a strategic plan for the assigned area. 


Your Opportunity: 

  • Gives advise in all business relevant questions to site leadership of St Marys and Sinking Spring locations in controlling and accounting aspects. 
  • Active role in development of the production sites in accordance with site leadership and the BU's strategic direction. 
  • Prepare month-end financials for site management team, including analysis of manufacturing productivity and variances
  • Oversee month-end and year-end closing procedures. 
  • Maintain narratives for financial closing, expenses, capital expenditures and other business-related processes. 
  • Manage local accounting function of the business to ensure adequate accounting and management controls are in place; build up and maintain effective internal controlling system. 
  • Lead the local budgeting/planning process to meet the strategic goals and Group deadlines.  Take corrective measures if deviation from the budget occurs. 
  • Prepare forecast update each month. 
  • Work closely with manufacturing to understand issues and how they affect financial results, identifying key cost drivers. 
  • Prepare capital request forms for investments targeting bottleneck operations, expansion and improvements. 
  • Responsible for all financial matters of capital investments in St Marys and Sinking Spring sites.  Regular comparisons of planned and actual operating and financial performance of the investments.  Assures a timely and complete financial reporting of the investments. 
  • Review large customer quotations for Gross Margin and Return on Sale estimates. 
  • Developing and managing Controlling and Finance Team, based in St Marys. 
  • Assist or manage various ad hoc finance requests. 


Your Profile: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 
  • Analytical, Leader, Decision Maker
  • Initiator and self-motivated 
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in manufacturing accounting, preferably in a plant
  • Automotive background is preferred in a fabrication or job shop environment
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement, Lean or Six Sigma 
  • Strong knowledge of ERP systems.  Working knowledge of SAP FI/CO modules a plus
  • Experience in international project management within global companies that have matrix organization structures a plus 
  • Knowledge of IAS and/or US GAAP
  • Experienced manager of direct reports 
  • Costing in a manufacturing environment


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. 
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Reasonable Accommodation Notice
SGL Carbon, LLC is committed to the inclusion of qualified individuals. As part of this commitment SGL Carbon, LLC will provide accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email . If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at or 704-593-5250.

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 4,800 employees worldwide and 29 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  May 18, 2024

St. Marys, PA, US, 15857

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Finance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  96000
Maximum Salary:  144000

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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