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Site Financial Controller

United States
Work Location:
Auburn Hills
28 Feb 2021
Job Type:
About The Opportunity
Lead, plan, direct and control the site’s finance and accounting functions to create a solid control environment.  Business partner and key member of site management team providing business support and strategic direction. To support the local Director of the site in leading the organization towards achievement of agreed targets. To ensure that accounting principles, governance guidelines, legal requirements and other instructions are implemented and respected for the Site.
Key Responsibilities

·         Manage site accounting, reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes.

·         Develop and oversee ways of working for iDash mapping and working hours collection to ensure consistency.

·         Advise internal business partners to ensure they manage expenditures consistent with the aim of satisfying the overall business strategy.

·         Provide Finance input on all key engineering/commercial decisions – pricing, sourcing and capital  expenditure

·         Ensure proper internal controls, reporting of financial results, governance compliance and remediation of any identified issues.

·         Ensure that site is GRiP compliant and all financial controlling and accounting activities are actioned properly and on time

·         Analyze and present company reports to local management team for purpose of identifing and monitoring key performance indicators and implement adjustments to maintain target levels

·         Integrated member of the management team

·         Provide financial reporting for departmental operations reviews

·         Provide global support and oversight of ED&D tracking, capitalization / amortization: monthly track/check, ED&D Driveline accounting STD and ED&D transfer price

·         Provide global support and oversight of External Funding (customer and government)

·         Review and implement with VP of Engineering Finance Global Engineering monthly financial reports

Qualifications and Skills:


BA/BS in Accounting or Finance

CMA/CPA or MBA/ MSF preferred

  Seven to ten years experience in financial analysis, cost accounting & financial support of Operations.
Good communication & interpersonal skills required.
Deadline & business driven with ability to work independently
Working experience in the accounting environment of a manufacturing organization. Demonstrated career growth including cost accounting and financial analysis.
Significant working experience in internal controls, operational performance analysis, inventory control and ERP systems.

Excellent PC skills including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, & Word.

Self motivated.· Must be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines. ·
Ability to work at detail and macro level.·
Ability to conduct business in the English language.
10-20% Travel
About Us

GKN Automotive is the world’s largest supplier of driveline technologies to the automotive industry. Our engineering puts driveline innovation into series production. Our systems integration expertise and software calibration capabilities make us a strong and trusted partner for electrification, all-wheel drive programs and new vehicle concepts.

Our global network of production and engineering centres gives the company a presence in 21 countries. Its 54 manufacturing facilities and 5 technology centres are strategically located to ensure customers benefit from local supply chains and world-class technical support.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.