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Plant Controller

Job Number:  48548
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Body & Chassis Iowa - West
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

    The Controller will manage accounting and financial policies, procedures and practices to ensure adequate control, recording, reporting and analysis of the company’s business transactions, operating results, assets and liabilities.  Administer planning and budgeting systems and general/cost accounting functions.

Key Responsibilities

      The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned and required.

  1. Prepare, review and analyze monthly/yearly financial documents, trends and forecasting in production environment
  2. Train, manage, develop and supervise all accounting personnel
  3. Communicate with Corporate, Management, Production, Engineering, and Quality regarding financial concerns
  4. Actively implement and track all cost reduction programs
  5. Support IATF 16949 and other quality management and environmental systems
  6. Support efforts to achieve department and plant goals on Employee Opinion Survey
  7. Follow and support Magna Body & Chassis Iowa and Magna’s operating principles and display the company’s core values on a regular and consistent basis
  8. Establish and maintain reporting systems for financial performance of the division.
  9. Forecast sales and business planning to meet financial targets established by Cosma and Magna.
  10. Develop Business Plan with fellow managers to record and improve financial performance of the division
  11. Orchestrate month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing while meeting all internal and external reporting deadlines
  12. Ensure compliance with all General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  13. Ensure compliance with Magna Ethical Business procedures
  14. Maintain compliance with Mafact guidelines related to Finance
  15. Implement key indicators to determine relevance to business plan

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Four year degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Minimum of two years’ experience supervising others
  • Must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office software skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Additional Information

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

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