Plant Controller - FIN15865

Function: Finance
Localization: South Africa - Gauteng - Pretoria
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 7th November 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
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Our Faurecia Interiors is looking for a Plant Controller for its South Africa at Pretoria Plant.
The role of a Plant Controller is to manage the financial aspects of the operations in order to guarantee and optimise the plant's financial performance and competitiveness. The main missions of the role are to:

  • Ensure compliance to all financial procedures
  • Develop, execute and control internal finance procedures including spending authorization in accordance with Group procedures and policies
  • Ensure site activities are compliant with Faurecia finance related procedures (product flow, inventory, routings,…), and internal control basics
  • Provide reliable financial/controlling information in close relationship with other operational and support functions
  • Lead all financial forecasting processes (budget, periodic forecast, …)
  • Manage reporting process ensuring reliability, consistency, transparency and delay compliance
  • Ensure reliability of standard costing
  • Provide all necessary controlling analysis including variance analysis/standard costs, margin/programs, plant budgetary control , squeeze management and follow up of sales and purchasing prices,…
  • Collaborate with Shared Service Center obtaining/providing/validating proper finance information
  • Control and manage the plant’s operating cash flow (capex, inventories, overdues)
  • In liaison with Shared Service Center provide all necessary information requested by internal and external auditors, and others local external authorities
  • For new programs : Participate in Business Plan validation, and ensure consistency with plant financial information
  • Monitor the program start up and establish variances versus last reference business plan
  • Participate in the program post-audit, be the finance lead person in the tracking of convergence plan related to plant activities
  • Act as a business partner toward the plant management, and provide recommendation to the management
  • Participate, with the management of the plant, in the development of action plans resulting from relevant analysis in order to achieve the operational targets, increase plant’s financial profitability and cash optimisation (especially identification and implementation of productivity plans)
  • Follow financial impact and progress of action plans
  • Ensure financial awareness of plant operational teams
  • Ensure the management and development of the controlling team
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Masters degree in Finance
  • 5 to 10 years of professional experience, according to the size of the site
  • Industrial controlling experience and strong accounting knowledge
  • Good Accounting knowledge
  • Good communications skills
  • Team management experience and a strong sense of teamwork
  • Business minded 
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required) 

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