Tulare Controller (Finance Factory Manager) - 300 person plant at Tulare CA

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Are you looking to catapult your Finance career by driving high-impact transformation with household brands?  Do you crave an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and engaging growth assignment working with incredible people from across the globe?

At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up and coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it.

Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.

Main Purpose of the Role: 
The main goal of the Tulare Facility Controller role is to provide a first-class finance service to assist in the effective management of the business operations. This will be achieved by not only delivering timely and accurate business information but also challenging the manufacturing operations where you identify areas for improvement. In addition, this role ensures compliance with both statutory and group reporting requirements and deadlines.

Role and Activity

  • Responsibility for the accurate reporting of operational overheads including Factory, Quality, NPD, Supply Chain and Engineering
  • Ability to regularly influence and challenge the operations team to drive improvements and cost savings
  • Assistance in the preparation of monthly management accounts including providing meaningful commentary and insight into the areas impacted by the manufacturing operations
  • Preparation of weekly operational KPIs required for local management and group reporting to senior and international stakeholders
  • Responsibility for the product standard costing including the associated ERP master data
  • Calculation and ownership of the month end stock valuation
  • Monthly balance sheet account reconciliations in relation to manufacturing operations
  • Assistance in the preparation of annual budgets and regular forecasts
  • Promote the Froneri culture of treating the business as your own
  • Simplify the data collection and conduct the analysis needed to manage the factory
  • Other duties as assigned

Measurable Outcomes

  • Accurate accounts delivered on a timely basis
  • Accurate KPIs delivered on a timely basis
  • Accurate budget submitted on a timely basis
  • An improving trend on the submitted weekly KPI and management accounts
  • Cost reduction & improvements of external contracts

Levels of responsibility

  • Weekly KPIs
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Budgets and forecasts
  • Stock costing – standard and actual


  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Masters degree in Finance or Accounting, or equivalent experience
  • Proven results with accuracy managing complex budgets and controls at scale
  • People leadership experience an asset


  • Performance – Able to challenge the status quo and organize workloads efficiently.
  • Hands on approach. – Able to lead by example. Decisions and plans based on seeing and being part of the event, not solely based on report reading.
  • Zero compromise on Quality and excellence. – Ensure “right first-time” approach.
  • Entrepreneurial – strong understanding of the business and its workforce with the ability to link activities to the organization’s strategy and success, whilst also being able to communicate this effectively to senior management.
  • Continually striving to increase the knowledge of processes and products - Understand all tasks, processes and activities undertaken by the team.
  • Teamwork – Commitment and enthusiasm to working together to achieve better outcomes.
  • Accountability – Identify and anticipate financial issues that impact on the delivery of financial reporting objectives by improving processes and recognizing actions when required.
  • Consumer focused –Drives service excellence within the team, knows what internal customers want.
  • Know Your People – Spend time getting to know your people, their skills, interests, knowledge, etc.


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