Plant Controller

by Catalent Pharma Solutions

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Jul 09, 2024
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description

Plant Controller

Position Summary:

Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company, and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives. Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer and Catalent employee.


The Plant Controller for Catalent's Strathroy, ON, Canada (on-site) location will report to the Director of Finance, and is accountable for effectively controlling, reporting and analyzing the financial and statistical information regarding the company’s Strathroy operations on a timely and accurate basis.  The Plant Controller is also accountable to develop and maintain appropriate internal control systems and procedures that safeguard the assets of the Company.


The Role:

  • Plan, direct and coordinate all accounting operational functions, including hiring, training and retaining competent accounting staff

  • Manage the accumulation of all financial and statistical data necessary for an accurate accounting of business results

  • Coordinate and prepare internal financial statements.  Provide management with management reports that support decision making ex. Direct Labour variance, Material usage, Scrap, departmental spending Purchase Price Variance “PPV”, overhead analysis

  • Prepare and manage the annual budget as well as the monthly forecasts

  • Assess current accounting and internal control processes, develop recommendations for improvement and monitor on going performance

  • Liaise with external auditors and lead financial audits.  Make recommendations for improvements

  • Preparation of sales analysis for purposes of planning and actual sales to forecast

  • Other duties as assigned


The Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting, Finance) required

  • C.M.A., C.G.A., or C.A. preferred

  • Minimum 5+ years of progressive work experience in financial management required

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment at a middle management level required

  • Knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles), tax laws (including income tax & value added tax)

  • Excellent computer skills utilizing an ERP system as well as MS Office

  • Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift 0-15 pounds

  • Demonstrable leadership experience at Catalent (including but not limited to participation in Catalent-sponsored leadership programs such as NGGL, GOLD, LEAD Now, GM Excellence, and GROW) may be considered in place of external experience


Why You Should Join Catalent:

  • Opportunity to impact and help build a growing early talent organization

  • Potential for career growth within an expanding team

  • Diverse, inclusive culture

  • 152 hours of PTO + 8 Paid Holidays


Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.


personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.


Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by local law.


If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.


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