Plant Controller in Lebanon, TN at ZF

Date Posted: 10/29/2018

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Job Description

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?


Position Description

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.


Position Requirements

  • 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
  • CPA preferred


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Job Requirements

Education Requirements
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.

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