Cadillac Products Automotive Company

Corporate Controller

Cadillac Products Automotive Company has an opening for a Corporate Controller position to advance into the CFO position when the current CFO retires in 3-4 years.

General Scope of Responsibility:

The Corporate Controller is responsible for the overall management of the accounting department to include financial reporting, budgeting and regulatory tax compliance.  This position oversees the process of developing and communicating financial statements, cost standards, and the part cost feasibility process at the plant level as well as the company as a whole.  Individual assists Plant controller/accountant with support to the Plant Manager in all financial areas.

The successful candidate must possess solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills. Candidates should possess knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles. This position requires at least fifteen years of relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Professional accreditation of as a CPA or CMA is desired and previous experience in public accounting is highly valued.

OVERALL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Management:

  • Maintains and enforces a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Manage outsourced functions.
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department to meet timely and accurate financial reporting, budgeting and tax compliance requirements.
  • Manage and develop accounting staff.

Transactions

  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and reasonable discounts are taken.
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
  • Ensure that payroll is processed and tax withheld is paid in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are completed.
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the chart of accounts and orderly record keeping.
  • Maintains a system of controls over accounting transactions.

Reporting

  • Issues timely and complete financial statements.
  • Coordinates the CPA prepared “Reviewed” annual financial statements.
  • Recommends benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.
  • Calculates and issues financial and operating metrics.
  • Manages the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Coordinate the preparation of bank financial and covenant computations.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.

Compliance

  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual review.
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Lead the preparation of the annual Profit Plan to include overseeing the Part Standards and Machine rates through the reporting of standard Margins, CAPEX, Other Plant Costs and Corporate office Departments.  Plans work to ensure timely conclusion of the Profit Plan to the CFO.

  1. Assist Plant controller/accountant in the TFC process and ascertaining that new parts are properly costed and input in the system.
  • Overall responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of the company’s financial reporting.
  • Oversee the Plant closing cycle and manufacturing variance accounting on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Responsible to oversee inventory costing and year end physical inventory.
  • Manage the preparation of bank reporting and tax estimate computations.
  • Manage staff effectively to meet company objectives.  Ensure training and development of all employees overseen.
  • Manage the overall operations of A/P, A/R and Payroll to ensure timeliness and accuracy of billing, collections, vendor and customer payments and the processing of payroll and related compliance remunerations.
  • Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of the plant’s financial reporting both on a monthly and annual basis.  Ensure that the year-end review is completed efficiently without significant findings.  Oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of financial policies promoting a productive and safe workplace.
  • Act on behalf of Cadillac Products Automotive Company concerning financial matters whenever Corporate level interface is required.  

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Work Experience, etc.):

  1.  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience in accounting or finance;           
  2.  CPA certification or equivalent knowledge of financial reporting processes and cost accounting.
  3. Minimum of 15 years of progressive & relevant accounting & finance experience, including responsibility for financial reporting and cost accounting at a Plant level.  A minimum of 5 years experience in automotive sector to understand unique requirements and trends;
  • Strong analytical skills, able to combine theoretical knowledge and data in complex spreadsheets, expert skill level in Excel spreadsheet and knowledge of Microsoft products.
  • Strong communication skills, able to lead meetings and make presentation.

DESIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA certification is preferred.

HUMAN RELATIONS:

The Corporate Controller assumes primary Financial Leadership at the Plant level throughout the Corporation.  He/she must establish and maintain mutual cooperation with all activities/departments/plants to assure effective and efficient financial performance.

Interested and qualified candidates can submit their salary requirements and resume to HR Recruiter at cpacrecruiting@cadprodauto.com.