CooperStandard Group Plant Controller in Oscoda, Michigan

Position Summary:

Multi-Site responsibility for directing and managing finance functions at the plant level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Counsels and advises Plant Manager and department personnel on financial and accounting matters.

  • Involved in strategic planning and analysis for Plant operations

  • Reviews, appraises and certifies all statements and reports relating to the financial results and budgeted operation of the plant

  • Closes books at month-end, financial analysis and reporting

  • Assists Plant Management team in establishing annual budget. Presents financial plan with Plant Manager to Senior Management

  • Constructs monthly forecasts for P&L, B/L, lean, capital and headcount with input from management team

  • Evaluates and approves all capital and customer paid tooling (greater than $25k) appropriation requests

  • Conducts annual burden studies to determine standard cost and quote rates for manufactured products. Coordinates cost accounting issues and the annual standard cost revision between division and plant personnel

  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts monthly, identifies any areas of risk/exposure

  • Works with Engineering and Production departments to support the reporting/operations of the facility Ensures tooling reporting is sufficient to meet Engineering/Manufacturing and financial needs, is accurate, reliable and minimizes customer audit exposure.

  • Co-supervises, with Materials managers, and audits physical inventories. Participates in establishing and maintaining auditing cost standards for performance measurement and inventory evaluations.

  • Assists in audits performed by Division, Company and/or external auditors

  • Publishes slides and related comments for the monthly operations reviews with salary and factory personnel

  • Reviews purchasing cost changes and their impact to operations due to price, volume or the resourcing of business

  • Will be an integral part in leading the implementation of SAP within Plant Environment. Includes ERP replacement of legacy and ensure proper costing, BOM/Routing, and financial integrity of implementation

  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in finance/accounting preferred

  • Five to seven years of prior leadership experience within accounting/finance

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experienced in Microsoft Office applications

  • Knowledge of auditing preferred

  • Applies in depth understanding of the business and how finance/accounting contribute to the achievement of business results

  • Ability to manage multi-site teams, set priorities and allocate resources

  • Ability to identify and resolve complex operational problems

  • Attention to detail and data accuracy

  • Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary

Job: *Controllers

Organization: *Oscoda

Title: Group Plant Controller

Location: Michigan-Oscoda

Requisition ID: P80728