ZF Plant Controller in Lafayette, Indiana
Division T - Commercial Vehicle
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.
Are you up for the challenge?
This key business leader will work in concert with operational leadership to identify financial opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and improve the organization’s profitability. This position will be a key participant in the financial organization’s succession planning at the Division with additional opportunities throughout the global company.
Lead monthly close activities to ensure books are closed timely and accurately
Report pre-month, mid-month, and actual results of operations
Lead financial planning activities including monthly forecast, annual budget and strategic planning process
Partner with the Plant Manager to monitor plant performance and identify ways to improve cost
Monitor internal control structure to ensure compliance with internal accounting policies.
Perform financial analysis for capital and savings projects to ensure accountability of project leaders
Monitor working capital to ensure targets are met
Develop standard costs to ensure accurate costing of all products manufactured
Teach and coach a staff of three people
Perform other duties and ad hoc analysis as assigned
Essential Skills and Experience:
10+ years of progressive accounting/finance experience required
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field required
Strong knowledge cost accounting, financial planning & analysis, and general ledger accounting within a manufacturing environment required
Understanding of Sarbanes Oxley and its application in a manufacturing environment
Computer skills: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, SAP and Hyperion Financial Management
Prior supervision of accounting staff as an Accounting Manager, Plant Controller, or Financial Analyst.
Prior experience with forecast and budget development
Preffered Skills and Experience:
Six Sigma green belt status preferred
Master’s Degree preferred
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V cb
Required Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution. CPA desired.
Experience and Skill Requirements
• 10+ years of progressive accounting/finance experience with strong knowledge of cost accounting, financial planning & analysis and general ledger accounting within a manufacturing environment.
• Prior supervision of accounting staff as an Accounting Manager, Plant Controller, or Financial Analyst.
• Prior experience with forecast and budget development
•Six sigma green belt status preferred, but not required.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran