Prototype Controller - FIN16299

Function: Finance
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 21st October 2019

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.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."

Our Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Prototype Controller for its Corporate Center in Columbus, IN (United States).


The role of the Prototype Shop Controller is to manage the controlling of the Prototype shop in order to guarantee and optimize the Prototype Shop financial performance and competitiveness.

The main missions of the role are to:


     Ensure compliance to all financial procedures

o   Develop, execute and control internal finance procedures including spending authorization in accordance with Group procedures and policies

o   Participate to the definition of IT tools and ERP to improve Prototype Shop controlling

o   Ensure site activities are compliant with Faurecia finance related procedures (product flow, inventory, routings, …), and internal control basics


     Provide reliable financial/controlling informations in close relationship with other operational and support functions

o   Lead all financial forecasting processes (budget, periodic forecast, …)

o   Manage reporting process ensuring reliability, consistency, transparency and delay compliance

o   Ensure reliability of Costing

o   Provide all necessary controlling analysis including variance analysis/actual vs. quoted costs, margin/programs, plant budgetary control , and follow up of sales and purchasing prices,…

o   Collaborate with Shared Service Center obtaining/providing/validating proper finance information

o   Control and manage the plant’s operating cash flow (capex, inventories, overdues)

o   In liaison with Shared Service Center provide all necessary information requested by internal and external auditors, and others local external authorities


     For new programs

o   Participate in RFQ validation, and ensure consistency with Prototype shop financial information

o   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 recommandation to the management

o   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 optimization (especially identification and implementation of productivity plans)

o   Follow financial impact and progress of action plans

o   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

§  6-8 years of professional experience, at least 3-5 years of controlling experience at plant level

§  Familiarity with industrial Information Systems and Flows

§  Good accounting knowledge

§  Business minded and strong teamwork

§  Good communication skills

§  Fluent in English

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