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Driveline Business Unit Controller


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  43065

Business Unit Controller

This position is located in Saginaw, Michigan. 


We are looking for an innovative, self-starting individual who is interested in the fast paced environment of a tier one automotive supplier.  This position requires an individual who can work closely with the business unit and cross-functional staffs to ensure that profit objectives are exceeded.  The ideal candidate will have prior finance experience in a manufacturing environment, prior supervisory experience, and the ability to perform variance reporting.  A strong background in operations analysis and reporting is required.  This position offers the opportunity for personal growth and advancement within our company. 


Major Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Business Unit leadership team to provide thorough analysis of key performance metrics, financial trends and other aspects of the business that impact profitability.
  • Develop budget, long-range financial plan and financial forecasts.
  • Provide insight on financial results through variance analysis reporting.
  • Work closely with other team members to identify key levers that drive business improvement and provide leadership to ensure implementation of business improvement opportunities.
  • Continuously improve the daily/weekly/monthly reporting process. 
  • Ensure accurate financial reporting in compliance with IFRS and Nexteer policies and procedures for areas supervised.
  • Standardize/process flow work as much as possible to ensure overall structure is optimized and areas of risk are mitigated.
  • Support employee career development and retention through ongoing employee training, feedback, support and recognition.
  • Support CFO, COO & Headquarters requests


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting with over 5 years of experience in Finance
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Prior supervisory and manufacturing experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Strong financial acumen, with understanding of income statement / balance sheet and cash flow interrelationships
  • Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS principles
  • Experience with standardized cost
  • Highly computer literate with emphasis in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Hyperion & QAD preferred



  • Required:  BA – Finance or Accounting
  • Preferred:  MBA or CPA


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw