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Assistant Controller

Martinrea International Inc.
Jonesville, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products. We employ approximately 15,000 skilled and motivated people at manufacturing, engineering and technical centers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and China. Our business strategy leverages world-class technologies, motivated and talented people, and high-quality products.

Our Mission is to make people's lives better by:

  • Delivering outstanding quality products and services to our customers;
  • Providing meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction, and job security for our people;
  • Being positive contributors to our communities; and,
  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders.

Our strength is our people

We invite you to follow your dreams and explore a challenging and rewarding career at Martinrea.

The Assistant Plant Controller is responsible for accuracy and integrity of all financial information concerning plant activity. This is accomplished through active management of financial policy and internal controls for the assigned plant.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Completion of a recognized Account Designation preferred (CPA, CA)
  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in a decentralized manufacturing environment with Manufacturing Ops Accounting/Finance; automotive experience is preferred
  • Proven leadership and problem solving skills
  • An independent critical thinker who displays attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and time management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Experience in working in an AS400 environment (CMS or Solarsoft experience is preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Access
  • Working knowledge of Bill 198 internal control preferred (SOX knowledge required)

Critical Success Factors:

  • Demonstrates focus and drive to achieve targets, budgets and results.
  • Desire to understand the business, providing accurate and timely information to the Controller, taking the initiative to identify and implement costs saving projects that will assist in improving the overall profitability of the plant.
  • Desire and ability to learn about the business and understand the production process by regularly walking through the production floor to develop the necessary link between the production processes and the financial statements.
  • Educate and train departmental staff and hold them accountable.
  • Clearly communicate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial results to the general manager and Corporate including explanation of variances of actual compared to forecast/budget.
  • Effectively manage and take complete ownership and control of the finance/accounting department with respect to month-end reporting as well as day-to-day activities.
  • Proven self-starter, who requires limited supervision and direction, yet achieves tasks and overcomes problems and provides effective direction and development for staff.
  • Adopts an active approach and a perpetual willingness to get personally involved in order to increase the pace and efficiency and achieve departmental, plant and Company goals and objectives.
  • Consistently thinking beyond the borders of finance to help create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Embraces the challenge of problem solving and identifying and implementing well thought through practical solutions.


  • Oversees the financial functions at the plant, including cash and back, accounts receivable, inventory, capital assets, accounts payable, inter-company transactions and other related accruals and receivables.
  • Oversees the review of the monthly reconciliation binder prepared by subordinates that provides support for all balance sheet accounts.
  • Assists Controller with compliance of the Corporate reporting requirements on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis ensuring compliance with Martinrea accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Controller with creating an accurate weekly forecast that is submitted to Corporate each week.
  • Review standard and non-standard journal entries each month.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls at the plant to ensure compliance with the Bill 198 requirements.
  • Proactively provide continuous improvement ideas relating to both financial and production processes.
  • Assist the Controller in preparing the annual budget for the plant.
  • Work closely with Controller in working with departmental heads to identify any inefficiencies in processes and potential cost saving initiatives including freight costs savings, outsourced production parts savings, improvements in inventory management, reduced scrap and develop and lead projects to ensure timely realization of the identified costs savings.
  • Review accounts receivable aging each month and proactively follow-up on collections issues with subordinates.
  • Assist the Controller with the local annual external audit by completing the Corporate audit kit with all the required supporting reconciliations and documentation, ensuring that no audit adjustments are identified during the audit.
  • Provide all the necessary information to the internal audit department during their audit and immediately address any concerns that are identified.
  • Assist with the review of customer quotations prior to submitting to Corporate for review and approval.
  • Thoroughly understand all capital spending projects prior to submitting to Corporate for review and approval, including payback calculations. Collect and review all information required for capital requests, ensuring all local approval has been received.
  • Assist with the physical inventory counts and inventory valuation.
  • Complete performance appraisals for subordinates ensuring continuous development of staff.
  • Provide support and contribute to the quality and environmental requirements and regulations as well as the implementation and maintenance of Martinrea Manufacturing Systems at the plant.

Working Conditions

  • Office environment and plant floor.

Effort/Physical Demands

  • Desk work.
  • Constant communication with employees, peers, management, suppliers and customers.
  • Overtime as required.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company rules, plant rules, and policies and procedures.
  • Must use or wear equipment, protective devices or certain clothing as required.

Back-up Duties:

  • Perform other duties as required

Martinrea International Inc.


Jonesville, MI
49250 USA


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