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Assistant Controller

Job Number:  17514
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Victor Mfg
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Montezuma, IA, US, 50171-0490

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.




               To control the financial and information system activities of Magna Body & Chassis Iowa and to supply management with accurate and timely data regarding the financial performance of the division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate financial/operational results for effective planning and audit of the organization
  • Complete month end journal entries/financial reports, general ledger reconciliations, including rolls from budget/forecast to actual and other various financial measurements
  • Analyze and interpret actual performance to plan, explain key variances, make recommendations for action
  • Track and report weekly key performance indicators including direct labor, indirect labor, and overhead analysis
  • Assist with completing/reviewing/auditing annual audit and tax packages
  • Interface with financial sources as required
  • Review/audit inventory cycle counts completed on a weekly basis
  • Review/audit standard costs and production performance vs standard costs
  • Complete projects as needed related to manufacturing accounting at plant, division, and corporate levels
  • Assist in preparation of Division Business Plan and quarterly forecasts
  • Heavy focus on managing continuous improvement goals/projects/performance
  • Cross train, audit, and review accounting functions with other staff in the accounting dept
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
  • Provide motivation and results-oriented environment
  • Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, plant management and associates
  • Follow and support Magna’s operating principles

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Educ      Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Finance/Accounting, with minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting preferably in a manufacturing environment.


   Exp     Experience:

  • Analyzing and planning capital tooling projects
  • Experience working within a corporate environment
  • Proficient in use of computer software programs, including Microsoft Office suite and ERP systems.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and manipulate complex spreadsheets
  • Experience with AS400 based computer system and Hyperion and/or database administration preferred.


Kn         Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to clearly communicate a vision, educate individuals and teams, and influence decisions
  • Ability to respect and maintain the confidential nature of the data processed
  • Working knowledge of financial and non-financial measurements systems, lean manufacturing practices and cost management systems strongly preferred
  • Ability to establish goals and guide strategic and operational planning in the finance organization.
  • Provide assistance as required for quarterly forecast and annual planning processes
  • Advanced level of knowledge in Excel, Hyperion and IBM I Series ERP systems

Additional Information

03--Finance F--Permanent/Regular 

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