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Assistant Controller

Job Number:  63488
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MPT Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN, US, 48310

Work Style:  On-Site



Job Number: 63488 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: MPT Sterling Heights 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style: On-Site 


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


About the Role

Your Responsibilities

  • Prepares departmental and capital budgets / Prepares internal monthly and year-end financial statements and analysis 
  • Maintains & monitors capital expenditures  /Prepares annual insurance and property tax reports 
  • Prepares journal entries and coordinates close process  / Prepare account reconciliations & ensure accurate accruals are being held 
  • Prepares and analyzes all corporate monthly & quarterly schedules  / Monitors tooling & prototype program expenditures 
  • Responsible for creating/maintaining inventory parts & ensuring BOM is accurate  / Responsible for Fixed Asset accounting, including depreciation, asset additions & disposals 
  • Assists controller in regulations, financial policies and procedures  / Participates in continuous improvement activities, submits improvement suggestions.

Who we are looking for

  • Language Skills: Requires extensive tact and communication skills (verbal and written) for direct customer communication.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Able to effectively communicate with customers, peers, management and plant personnel effectively (written and verbal).  Able to communicate in English effectively (both written and oral).
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to create and interpret graphs.  Reasoning Skills:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.  Ability to use problem solving when presented with problems or duties that do not have immediate answers or results.
  • Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient on the computer, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).  Prior experience utilizing AS400 Database software, SAP, PLM, Change Management and ability to create spreadsheets.
  • Communication SkillsAbility to use active listening and assertive communication when needed. 
  • Problem Solving Skills:  Understands and able to proficiently practice Problem Solving 8D and Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology.  Is able to conduct individually or in team settings structured problem solving. Understands and can apply 5 Why mythology, Skillful in analysis of problems, research to identify root causes and find solutions, creativity to find robust and effective solutions to problems.  Able to make decisions based on available information. Has sufficient technical knowledge to support effective problem solving.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance with a Master’s degree preferred Must be familiar with AS400 and CSM systems Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Manufacturing environment Full understanding of standard costing systems Ability to work with others in a team environment

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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: Detroit

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