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Assistant Plant Controller


Baltimore, MD, US

Req ID:  27425
Date:  Nov 12, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.



The Assistant Controller (hereafter “AC”) position will be a senior member of the Refinery Finance team.  The AC will report to the Director Finance & Managerial Accounting but is based in Baltimore, MD. The AC will support Baltimore, MD (50%) and Yonkers, MD (25%) refinery controllers as a resource, the 25% balance of time will be for special projects.  The AC position is a key part of the talent pool development for the ASR Finance organization.  The goal is that the AC will learn the sugar refining business support, build relationships, understand the plant manufacturing and develop into becoming a full Controller overseeing a specific refinery and the AC is willing to relocate in the future to any of the refineries if and when a role does become available.



The AC will be a critical resource for the Refinery Controller and must learn and execute the monthly, quarterly and annual month end financial closing and reporting process including Month end accruals, purchase orders outstanding, cost flow, balance sheet reconciliations and presentation slides. The AC will learn to use the SAP ERP, Financial planning, and Procure to Pay software systems. The AC will also learn to create the weekly metrics, support the Capital Asset and Approval for Expenditure process and the annual budget and business planning process. The AC also assist the Site Controller regularly and Plant Operations Teams from time to time. The AC will need to understand the manufacturing process of the ASR plant(s) the position supports by being plant based and developing relationships with



You are a strong candidate for the AC position if you have

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in Finance and Accounting especially in Financial closing, Computer skills in Microsoft Office ( Excel and Powerpoint Presentations) or  if you are a licensed CPA with 2+ years public accounting experience we will certainly talk with you even if you have 4+ years of experience. CMA with strong 4+ years cost accounting experience will also be considered.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills, high integrity; roll up your sleeves strong work ethic, can do spirit and grit; eager to learn, assist others, work as a team and build relationships in a manufacturing environment; some travel to other sites. 
  • Willing to relocate to other Refineries if and when a position is available typically ~2 years or so.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Supply Chain, Computer Science or Finance.  Will consider candidates with Associates degree if  they have strong suitable work experience.  MBA or Advanced degrees will be a plus as will a CPA (non public accounting certification) or CMA.



Core Competencies:

    • Analytical Thinking, Problem-solving & Decision Making
    • Effective Communication – verbal and written (emails, spreadsheet and presentation)
    • Customer Orientation
    • High Integrity & Establishes Trust
    • Problem-SolvingAnticipates, evaluates, diagnoses, and resolves problems in a systematic and fact-based manner.
    • Results Orientation & Accountability
    • Grit, strong roll up your sleeves work ethic and rebound from setbacks
    • Teamwork & CollaborationCreates a climate that fosters commitment to a common vision and shared values that promote cooperation and working together through trust and support of others.


Individual Contributor:

    • Adaptability/FlexibilityMaintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people.
    • Continuous ImprovementEstablishes methods and utilizes specialized techniques to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes.
    • Always Learning & Self-DevelopmentSeeks feedback on one’s strengths and weaknesses and initiates activities to increase or enhance their knowledge, skills, and proficiency in order to perform more effectively or enhance their career.



  • Baltimore, MD


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore