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Job Number:  43747
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems Canada - Bld3
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 43747 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems Canada - Bld3 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.



  • Responsible and accountable to lead, manage, support and provide direction to all staff within the department through effective goals/objectives setting, performance monitoring and reviews, communication, and the execution of on-the-job training and development plans.
  • Ensures a robust department structure by maintaining effective staffing levels and creating succession plans and related employee development plans to support current and future needs. 
  • Develops and executes an annual strategic plan for the department supporting company performance objectives and industry/field related benchmarking and trends.
  • Collects, measures and monitors data related to the overall effectiveness of the department; benchmarking and analyzing these trends to establish action plans for continuous improvement (QOS process).
  • Develops and implements new processes and procedures, as needed to support changing business demands.
  • Facilitates effective two-way communication through department meetings (minimum monthly) and an Open-Door philosophy
  • Accountable for department budget preparation, approval and attainment.
  • Ensure all departmental requirements are met on a timely basis, specifically buy not limited to the following:
  •    Monthly reporting requirements (internal and corporate)
  •    Year-end reporting and audit requirements
  •    Annual budget requirements
  •    Capital acquisition process requirements
  •    Bi-weekly payroll requirements
  •    Other management reporting requirements
  •    Regular forecasting
  •    Hedging Analysis
  •   Ensures compliance with GAAP, and Sarbanes-Oxley policies and requirements.
  •    Ensures confidentiality of all proprietary and human resources related information.


  •     Leads by Example
  •     Makes Decisions
  •     Excellent ability to persuade, influence and motivate others
  •     Communicates Effectively
  •     Negotiates
  •     Strong time management and organization skills
  •     Strong computer skills, especially MS Excel
  •     Decisive
  •     Ability to work overtime to complete projects by the required deadline


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field of study
  • Accounting Designation (CPA) required
  • Post-secondary Degree in a related field preferred (business)


  • 7 or more years of work-related experience
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in the automotive industry preferred



•   Budget Attainment

•   Budgeting/forecasting accuracy

•   Departmental Strategic Plan Execution

•   Departmental Succession Plan and Employee development plans.

•   Detailed forecasting methodology

•   EOS Metrics

•   On-time month-end reporting

•   On-time quote capitals

•   QOS Measurables

•   Year-end audit binder submission for external auditor's - timely completion and management of audit staff


Physical Demands – Normal amount of sitting and standing; Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor;  Ability to work at a computer workstation; Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach.  Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.

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