As a member of the Lear Finance team, the Plant Controller will be 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. Communicating with and coordinating plant and division functions, promoting organizational success. Offering recommendations to reduce costs, increase profitability, or otherwise improve financial performance.
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, ect.)
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 vs 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
BS or BBA in Accounting or related field (Finance or Economics) and 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
Bonus If You Have:
Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and reporting requirements
Prior Automotive Experience
CPA a plus
Experienced with Hyperion HFM, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve or Equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 6795
About Lear Corporation
Lear Corporation is a leading global Tier 1 automotive supplier that serves all of the world’s major automakers with content on more than 400 vehicle nameplates worldwide. Lear is one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive seating and E-Systems. Lear provides complete seating systems and components, as well as both traditional and high voltage/high power electronic products and E-Systems and components. With facilities in 37 countries on six continents, Lear operates in every major auto producing region of the world. Achieving $20.5 billion in 2017 sales, Lear ranks #148 among the Fortune 500. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Lear's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of more than 150,000 employees. Lear shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol [LEA].