Regional Controller

Job Locations US-UT-N. Salt Lake
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/8/2024 3:45 PM)
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At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves.  For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials.  Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers. 


We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at


We are looking for candidates local to the Salt Lake City, Utah area interested in working in a hybrid work environment. The position of Regional Controller is a newly created role which will be responsible for various accounting, reporting/analysis, operational management, and SOX compliance for five plants included in our West Region.  This individual will work closely with the Ohio based corporate accounting and operational accounting teams, along with working with the regional and local plant leadership. This role will report directly to the Columbus Ohio based Operations Accounting Manager. 


Primary Responsibilities

The position entails the following tasks:

  • Work with both Corporate and Local teams to be a key collaborator on strategic business initiatives, along with promoting enhance communication between parties
  • Work directly with Plant management to ensure accurate cycle count and year end physical count procedures are performed accurately
  • Review monthly P/L reports to identify trends which may need investigated or corrective action is needed
  • Review various reports on open purchase orders to verify accuracy of general ledger and compliance to policy
  • Work with Plant management to maintain accurate fixed asset information
  • Perform various monthly account reconciliations, investigate unreconciled balances or variances between general ledger and various source documents
  • Prepare monthly journal entries associated with plant accruals and cross charges
  • Assist in preparation of various internal and external reports
  • Collaborate across assorted business functions (finance, accounting, sales, operations, HR, etc.) providing insights with ad‐hoc analysis
  • Support ongoing efforts focused on streamlining, improving, and automating processes
  • Drive through challenges in order to effectively deliver on commitments
  • Ensure SOX compliance by adhering to internal control requirements, maintaining updated documentation and providing recommendations as appropriate 

Qualified applicants should possess the following background and characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA or CMA preferred
  • Minimum of 5+ years practical work experience (manufacturing plant experience)
  • Ability to travel up to 25-50% to plants within the regional and occasionally to the corporate offices in Ohio
  • Oracle experience preferred, but not required
  • Strong technical skills including knowledge of GAAP
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
  • Ability to understand issues, demonstrate resourcefulness and pro-actively resolve problems and manage multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills to research and resolve inquiries and respond in a timely manner
  • Able to handle confidential information in a mature manner
  • Solid organizational skills: task prioritization and effective time management
  • Mid- to advanced PC skills using Outlook, Word, Excel (ability to perform pivots, V-lookups and other functions with Excel)

Thank you for your interest in our company and this opportunity!



EEO Statement

ADS supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience, and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. ADS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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