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Operations Controller

Bay Minette, AL | Full Time
19 Days Ago

Job Description

Position Overview

Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, producing an estimated 19 percent of the world's flat-rolled aluminum products. We work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the aerospace, beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 11,600 employees in 33 operating facilities on four continents and is investing $2.5 billion to build a new low-carbon recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama. The highly advanced facility will serve growing demand for aluminum beverage can sheet in North America. The new facility will also serve the automotive market, where aluminum is the fastest growing material as automakers make plans to achieve their sustainability goals. It will aim to be net carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2, be powered primarily by renewable energy, use recycled water and be a zero-waste facility.


The Novelis – North America team is seeking an Operations Controller. The ideal candidate has a wide range of responsibilities that are in place to handle the project and plant financial reporting, while maintaining an efficient and safe process that provides management with the necessary information required to make sound business decisions.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The Controller will ensure that the Bay Minette Capital Projects Team, and subsequently the Bay Minette plant management team, demonstrates fiscal responsibility, following appropriate accounting standards (USGAAP), meeting Sarbanes – Oxley (SOX) rules and using corporate guidelines for budgeting, reporting, and forecasting. This role will partner directly with the Capex PMO Finance Team. They are responsible for producing financial information and routine or ad hoc reporting for management decision making purposes. Ensure processing for project accounting transactions to meet legal standards, with the issuance of official and internal reports.


  • Be an active member of the plant management team
  • Periodically review internal processes to find opportunities to improve timeliness, accuracy, and efficiency. Automate these processes where feasible to reduce cost and improve accuracy
  • Prepare and record all monthly accounting entries and conduct all required reconciliations to ensure closing process meets company deadlines with accurate information.
  • Perform monthly and periodic variance analysis to identify potential issues and possibilities for improvement in financial performance and be able to discuss findings with senior management
  • Develop annual plan and forecast for the plant and adhere to the Operations Finance planning or forecasting reporting requirements
  • Update standard costing on an annual basis
  • Ensure that periodic fixed asset verification, and annual physical inventory count is taken, and accurate documentation maintained
  • Identify growth opportunities or training needs for staff and ways to fill these opportunities
  • Embrace and promote the Novelis cultural beliefs of Do It Right, Say Anything, Own It! Get Focused and Win Together


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting finance or business administration from an accredited college or university is required, Master’s degree a plus
  • Minimum 8-10 years management accounting, in a manufacturing environment required
  • Certification such as CPA or CMA preferred.
  • Working understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, cost accounting; experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • SAP experience required
  • Be a role model for leading and developing a positive, team-oriented culture.
  • Experience in creating an information system and platform that supports significant business growth as well as managing a changing financial organization as a strong Financial Accountant preferred.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and independently
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey and explain complex policies and guidelines
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and report writing tools
  • Excellent verbal, math and writing skills


Location Profile

Novelis’ newly announced Bay Minette facility will be located 35 miles northeast of Mobile, AL and 45 miles west of Pensacola, FL and is expected to create approximately 1000 high-paying, advanced careers in modern manufacturing and become fully operational in 2025. This highly advanced rolling and recycling facility will be the first of its kind. It will primarily serve our customers in the beverage can and automotive markets. Novelis is committed to the community and will actively build partnerships in Baldwin County focused on recycling, STEM education and workforce development.

What We Offer:

Novelis' benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, driven in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family’s well-being:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings accounts – Company Funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Retirement savings plans – medical and prescription drug coverage through private exchange
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance

At Novelis, we believe our culture of collaboration is our competitive advantage, and we would love for you to consider building a career with us. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.

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