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Assistant Controller

Job Number:  14540
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Techform, a Division of Magna Mechatroni
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Penetanguishene, ON, CA





Job Number: 14540
Group: Mechatronics, Mirrors, and Lighting
Division: Techform
Job Type: Salary
Location: Penetanguishene, ON


The Assistant Controller is responsible for managing the General Accounting Department. 


The following is a more detailed list of the Controller’s responsibilities.

  • Cash flow Management – meeting the specified A/R and A/P days measurables.
  • Oversee the implementation of divisional accounting.
  • Manage the long-term forecast process.
  • Work with Department Managers on budget preparation.
  • Build budget models.
  • Initial Capital Project proposal evaluation;
  • Post capital payback verification.
  • Complete the annual standard cost verification.
  • Investigate standard cost variances, and provide an annual standard cost evaluation.
  • Provide job-costing evaluation.
  • Quality verification of monthly financial statements.
  • Oversee preparation of Corporate Insurance renewal information.
  • Manage scientific research and experimental development tax credit process.
  • Identify specific part number level cost reduction initiatives.
  • Manage vendor risk process/customer risk process.
  • Oversee preparation for R.O.I./R.O.S. models.
  • Manage open P.O. issues with customers.
  • Implement improvements to fixed asset reporting.
  • Execute internal audit governance.
  • Manage external audit.
  • Identify information system inadequacies and identify solutions.
  • Meet budgetary spending targets for the departmental cost centre
  • Ensure that quality standards are communicated and enforced within the department.
  • Ensure that safety standards are communicated and enforced within the department
  • Ensure that training requirements for each departmental employee are identified and plans are in place to close any gaps.
  • Ensure that environmental standards are identified, communicated and enforced within the department.
  • Initiate, where required, employee counseling and disciplinary action.
  • Perform a minimum of one yearly performance evaluation for each departmental employee.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards within the department.
  • Ensure the fair administration of all company policies including wage and benefit packages.
  • Ensure the efficient execution of responsibilities as outlined in the job descriptions for each position within the department.


General Points

  • Ensure that all environmental requirements are identified and addressed when performing duties.
  • Ensure that all safety requirements are being carried out when performing duties.
  • Comply with defined Business Management and Environmental Management Systems requirements.
  • Provide support for the continuous improvement initiatives within Techform.
  • Provide support in the attainment of Techform's operating system goals as outlined by the key graphs.
  • Carry out all duties focusing on the goal of internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or designate.




  • Follow the duties and responsibilities specified under the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Ensure all safety and non-safety rules and regulations are followed.
  • Ensure adherence to established safety, quality and housekeeping standards.
  • Attends Environmental Health and Safety training
  • Adhere to Magna Closures and Techform health and safety, environmental, and quality standards, policies and procedures
  • Report any known  hazard, defect, incident or compliance issue to the employer or supervisor
  • Understand  BILL 168 and uphold the policies that prohibit  domestic violence, workplace violence and harassment in the Workplace



  • A post-secondary degree in an accounting or business-related discipline
  • Completion of a CMA, CA or similar designation
  • 2+ years in an accounting/finance or commercial management position
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills



Core Competencies

  1. Analyses Data
  2. Attends to Details
  3. Communicates Effectively
  4. Exercises Judgment
  5. Multi-Tasks
  6. Coaches/Mentors Others
  7. Goal/Task Oriented
  8. Team–Worker
  9. Maintains Confidentiality
  10. Makes Decisions
  11. Copes With Deadlines
  12. Leads by Example
  13. Mathematical Aptitude
  14. Organizes Work
  15. Coordinates the Work of Others


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.



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