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As the leader of the Finance team, the Plant Controller will be responsible overseeing the accounting and financial activities for the JIT automotive seating assembly plant. Incumbents in this classification are responsible for financial reporting and analysis in the organization, providing reporting and analysis to facilitate critical business decisions based on financial data, supporting the plant operations through analysis of and by providing actionable information on key performance indicators and trends and offering recommendations to reduce costs, increase profitability, or otherwise improve financial performance. 


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead the monthly, quarterly and year end close process. Responsible for the financial statements? compliance in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Deliver plant forecast per the Company?s Operating Calendar. Lead the development of annual Plant Budget.
  • Drive internal controls compliance throughout the organization and ability to demonstrate their effectiveness to Internal and External auditors.
  • Develop capital spend request business case(s). Coordinate, review, and approval with the Division management.
  • Responsible to support the semi-annual physical inventory to ensure that accuracy of the outcome.
  • Lead, direct and coach the plant finance team.
  • Partner with Operations to identify and drive continuous improvements initiatives.
  • Must be able to work with various levels of the organization (Division, Operations, Commercial, Purchasing and Systems).
  • Provide a weekly assessment for changes from the current forecast (volume/mix, scrap, freight, labor MFE, etc.).
  • Review and approve month end journal entries and accounts reconciliation.
  • Supervise and ensure accuracy in the AR, AP, payroll, fixed asset and costing process.
  • Review and approve purchase requisitions. Track spending versus budget.
  • Monitor cash flows and drive cash flow forecast accuracy.
  • Track and report all capital projects completed in the facility.
  • Track the plant profitability by program (PPR) for the forecast and the month-end actual.
  • Support wage analysis in Collective Bargaining Unit negotiation.
  • Perform the semi-annual access review.
  • Responsible for the Quarterly Attest and Quarterly SOX testing certification.
  • Responsible for various ad hoc requests/projects for plants, division and corporate.


Advantages of working at Lear in the Functional Group:

  • Opportunity to work in brand new, start of the art seating assembly facility supporting Daimler?s transition to electric vehicles
  • Personal growth and advancement opportunities locally in the greater Tuscaloosa region within the finance team


Your Qualifications:

  • BS or BBA in Accounting or related field (Finance or Economics)
  • Requires 5+ years of finance experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven analytical, communications and organizational skills.
  • Previous budgeting & forecasting experience for a multi-national organization.
  • Ability to interface across multiple organizations, product lines and levels in the organization.
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible and/or changeable schedule, especially during the month end close process
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and reporting requirements.
  • Experienced with Hyperion HFM, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve or Equivalent.


Bonus if you Have:

  • Previous experience working with SAP
  • CPA
  • Prior Automotive Experience.


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