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Program Controller

Troy, Michigan
Title: Program Controller
Location: Troy, Michigan
  • Responsible for oversight on all Launch Program Financials (along with PM and Controllers):
    • Overall program profitability (managing engineering change updates, etc.)
    • CapExp & Tooling
    • Project hours updated and tracked
    • ED&D – Recoveries
  • Responsible for project-related cost and recovery tracking for prototype builds, prototype / production tooling, and capital equipment. This includes understanding gains/losses in each of these categories.
  • Responsible for facilitating the collection of prototype build and tooling customer recoveries through the cash collection. This includes coordination of the all customer-required documentation in order to invoice and be paid by the customer
  • In conjunction with the plant controllers, the Project Controller will be responsible for the monthly review and approval of the project-related prototype / tooling / CIP balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Ensure project-related procurement activities are completed properly utilizing the SAP-MIRO process (assigning proper WSB elements and accounts to PORs). Project controller will run MIRO reports monthly to track activity and report back to Finance Director on issues
  • Responsible for the set-up of all projects in SAP to input hours (both external and internal programs). Also follow up monthly on hours entered into projects and continue follow up with managers/employees that do not enter hours as required. Generate reports monthly on hours entered by employee
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager, review the program CTLs for updates and accuracy at Gate releases (profitability analysis)
  • Assist in the Month End close by providing project hours, downloading cost center information out of SAP and reconciliation of the capitalized development costs.
  • Provide cash forecast information to plants for project-related capital, tooling, and capitalized development transfer
  • Finance Point person for all Advanced Quoting:
    • Ability to understand cost estimating model and quotations (work the PLC along with Sales person)
    • Ability to complete customer forms as required / attend with Sales people to defend costing, etc.
  • Point person to learn the full capabilities SAP PM / PLC modules from HQ and assist / train other NA team members (PMs, Controllers)
  • Conduct Ad Hoc financial analysis as required by management
  • Provide year-end support of auditor requirements related to project activity
  • Annually calculate hourly rate for billable departments
  • Issue internal order numbers to control program costs in SAP.
  • Maintain records of project related time tracking and invoices paid to bill customer for reimbursable costs.
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Minimum + 5 years in automotive finance – preferable in accounting/finance
  • Prefer someone that has already done project controlling type activities for automotive supplier organization
  • Familiar with working quotations and cost estimating (injection molding, etc.)
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong systems background (SAP preferred experience
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