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Plant Accountant

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems
Location: Ludlow
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:


At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at
ResponsibilitiesThe Plant Accountant is responsible for accurate reporting and management of financial and numerical data for a manufacturing plant with varying numbers of employees and processes. The Plant Accountant is also the primary plant contact for Human Resources administrative issues and information. The Plant Accountant reports directly to the Plant Manager and has indirect reporting relationships to the Regional Manufacturing Manager and Corporate Accounting.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment

    • Summarize and report on general accounting activities

      • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Manager

        • Manage payroll wages including overtime, employee benefits and taxes through data entry and reports in ADP and E-time software programs

          • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

            • Prepare entries utilizing accrual accounting to record payroll, freight and capital expenditures

              • Record and report numerical and financial data

                • Manage accounts payable and purchase order process

                  • Manage transactions of collected cash and checks, there no longer is a deposit box

                    • Personnel Administration (personnel files, vacation & attendance tracking, new employee processing and benefits administration)

                      • Reconcile general ledger accounts

                        • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

                          Job Skills:

                          This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

                          • Intermediate to advanced MS Office and computer skills

                            • Minimum typing and multi-line phone management

                              • Ability to sustain minimal data entry/numerical errors

                                • Mathematical skills

                                  • Effective proofreading skills

                                    • Excellent organizational skills

                                      • Excellent interpersonal skills

                                        • 10 key calculator

                                          Educational Requirements:

                                          • Minimum High School graduate

                                            • Associate's Degree or better preferred

                                              Preferred Experience:

                                              • 2-3 years general business/office

                                                • Previous HR/Administration experience

                                                  Physical Requirements:

                                                  • Employee will be lifting heavy objects and must have the ability to lift 25 pounds

                                                    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computer components.

                                                      • The employee will be typing, answering the phone, and using their hands in other ways throughout the day and must have full use of their hands

                                                        • The employee will be sitting at a desk for an extended period of time, so they must be able to sit in a chair for 8 hours at a time


Keywords: Advanced Drainage Systems, Springfield , Plant Accountant, Professions , Ludlow, Massachusetts

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