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Requisition Number 16-1590
Post Date 12/7/2016
Title Plant Controller
City Ahoskie
State NC
About Enviva

Enviva combines earth’s oldest renewable energy source with 21st century technology to make wood pellets.  By using wood pellets instead of coal, electric utilities can reduce the lifetime greenhouse gas emissions intensity of power generation by 80%.  And wood pellets can provide uninterrupted power at any time, at large scale and at comparatively low cost.  As a result, Enviva delivers a sustainable, cost-efficient and essential complement to wind and solar power.


Founded in 2004, Enviva is today the world’s largest producer of wood pellets – a small and seemingly ordinary product that is helping solve intractable challenges of energy and the environment and delivering real results.


Enviva owns and operates almost three million tons of wood pellet production capacity which we have strategically located in the southeastern United States, one of the most attractive wood fiber regions in the world due to its abundance of commercial, working forests and growing timber inventories. We export our pellets to major utilities and power generators in the United Kingdom, Europe and increasingly Asia that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their carbon footprint by about 80 percent. We make our pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests. And we employ more than 600 people and support many other businesses in the rural South, where jobs and economic opportunity are sometimes scarce.


We are proud that our procurement activities provide essential markets for low-value wood and help keep forests forested.  At Enviva, our job is more than making pellets. We work for lower emissions, healthy forests and strong communities.


Enviva conducts its activities through two entities: Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and Enviva Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned private company.


Enviva Partners, LP


Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA) is a publicly-traded master limited partnership that aggregates a natural resource, wood fiber, and processes it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva Partners sells a significant majority of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay agreements with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom and Europe. Enviva Partners owns and operates six plants in Northampton County and Ahoskie, North Carolina; Southampton County, Virginia; Amory and Wiggins, Mississippi; and Cottondale, Florida. They have a combined production capacity of approximately 2.3 million metric tons of wood pellets per year.


In addition, Enviva Partners owns a deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, which is used to export wood pellets. Enviva Partners also exports pellets through the ports of Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida.



Enviva Development Holdings, LLC


Enviva Development Holdings, LLC develops and builds wood pellet production plants and export terminals. It has a pipeline of projects under development to support growing demand for wood pellets.


Through a joint venture with the Hancock Natural Resource Group and other affiliates of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Enviva Development Holdings is currently commissioning a 500,000 metric-ton-per-year production plant in Sampson County, North Carolina and a deep-water marine terminal in Wilmington, North Carolina which will bring Enviva’s enterprise production capacity to nearly three million tons per year.


As a critical member of the Finance Team, the Plant Controller will be responsible for the financial control and reporting of the financial position of all plant operations. This position serves as the primary point of contact for all accounting matters related to the Enviva Pellets manufacturing plant.

  • Provide the financial leadership and decision support analysis necessary to maintain and improve profit margins.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the month end close including the preparation of account reconciliations, the analysis of P&L fluctuations and the reporting of monthly financial statements.  
  • Develop and prepare financial and operational measurement and key performance indicators for incorporation into weekly and monthly operations package.
  • Monitor and account for all capital projects, including the timely capture of all project commitments and the presentation of projections against budget to senior managers.
  • Oversee the entire inventory cycle from the purchase of raw materials to the storage of finished goods.
  • Manage all plant procurement and ensure that controls are in place to capture liabilities when goods are received or services are rendered.
  • Identify accruals, prepaid expenses, capital purchases and variances from budget as part of the month-end close process.
  • Oversee adherence to accounting policies in consultation with the corporate finance team.
  • Lead cost avoidance and cost reduction efforts and report weekly and monthly savings.
  • Coordinate the plant’s annual budget process as well as monthly and quarterly revenue and profitability forecasting.
  • Coordinate the weekly 6-month forecast
  • Prepare and/or coordinate the filing of all state and local tax returns including, but not limited to, sales and use taxes.
  • Monitor compliance with all state and local business licenses and registrations.
  • Provide leadership on special projects.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • B.A. /B.S. in Accounting or Finance required. CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing organization.
  • Previous plant controllership experience highly preferred.
  • Previous success in driving business process re-engineering and organizational change.
  • Ability to drive business operating results.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff.
  • Strong analytical abilities, organized with attention to detail.
  • Motivated self-starter.
  • Comfortable working in unstructured environment.
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, Word and accounting systems is required.
  • Enviva is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Enviva does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member, genetic information or any other status protected by law. Enviva complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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