Team Lead Plant Finance

Company:  Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Sep 19, 2023
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  32308

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging and aerospace solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!


Primary Purpose of the Position:

Provides technical leadership to the Operations Finance Leadership team, being accountable for ongoing activities or objectives. Acts as first point of escalation on problem solving and/or autonomously leading projects or project steps.  Performs wide variety of Plant Finance related tasks and financial analyses.  This role serves as an intentional feeder role to Plant Finance Manager roles located across the entire US.  Key areas of focus of the role are Cost Accounting, Controllership and Business Partnership


Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Acts as a trusted business partner to Operations and Operations Finance leadership team to support decision making and driving EVA performance improvement.  Analyse spending trends to identify opportunities, compliance adherence and standardization of processes
  • Across the full North American manufacturing plant network (as defined by management) support a variety of activities in the financial space including but not limited to
    • Delivery of monthly, quarterly and annual close reporting on a timely basis
    • Plant spending forecasts for annual operating plans (AOP, 3+9, 6+6 & 9+3)
    • Metal verification, reconciliation and inventory processes
    • Monthly, quarterly and YTD KPI performance
    • Adherence to SOX and internal control policies
    • Capital investment support and control
  • Acts as first financial point of contact in specific initiatives and projects; lead and influence others as necessary reinforcing accountability
  • Pays attention to detail and is alert to business changes and how they might affect our business performance in the future
  • Effectively communicates key summaries, presentations and financial views to management as required
  • Reviews assigned financial areas and provides summative and relevant analysis to stakeholders
  • Development towards learning all the key skills and responsibilities to perform the Plant Finance managers role in the future or as holiday / sickness coverage


Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college or work-related experience
  • Job related experience for 3 year(s) minimum
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance preferred
  • CMA or CPA preferred
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Systems literate including strong Excel capability
  • Ability to organize, plan, and prioritize.
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard finance techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:
    • Finance and forecasting principles, accounting practices, legal practices, Economic Value Added (EVA),
    • Business and economic principles and practices
    • Financial modelling
    • Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, JDE One World or similar ERP system, Hyperion Essbase and other applicable software applications
    • Manufacturing standard costing
  • Career development and ambition – This is an essential requirement of this role.  This role serves as an intentional future feeder role to Plant Finance Manager roles located across the entire US.  Upon suitable development within this role it would be the intention for incumbents to be able to move in to Plant Finance Manager role
  • Mobility – Given the above it would be expected that incumbents are willing to relocate across the USA to support promotion in to a Plant Finance manager role in the future.  In addition depending on specific projects and plant teams needs it may be necessary to travel to locations across the US to support and develop experience.  Mobility is an essential requirement of this role
  • Travel: 10% normal ; 50%+ potential


Compensation & Benefits

  • Hybrid On-Site Work Environment: Based in Colorado, this position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three (3) or more days per work week (with core collaboration days of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). [Travel and local commute between Ball locations and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.]
  • Hiring Salary Range: $80,000-$110,000 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.


Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe.


Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging.


Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.


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