Martinrea is seeking applicants for an Assistant Plant Controller at their facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products.


SALARY: $90k - $100k



  • Responsible for accuracy and integrity of all financial information concerning plant activity.
  • Assist the Controller in the preparation of the bi-weekly full financial forecasts (P&L, balance sheet & cash flow) and financial bridge analysis.
  • Complete month-end, quarter-end, annual and year-end processes including:
    • Prepare assigned account reconciliations and analysis to support financial statements.
    • Assist Controller with preparation of the financial bridge to explain monthly/quarterly actual results variances to budget/forecast.
    • Manage and record journal entries for inventory and other accounts as assigned.
    • Assist in the data extraction to support the preparation of standard corporate reporting requirements including AR aging, head counts, and capital and tooling balances by program in a timely manner.
    • Support and assist in the coordination of external and internal audit requirements.
    • Assist preparation of year-end audit package.
    • Assist in preparing the annual budget for the plant.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls at the plant to ensure compliance with the Bill 198 requirements.
  • Assist the Controller with the local annual external audit by completing the corporate audit kit with all the required supporting reconciliations and documentation, ensuring that no audit adjustments are identified during the audit.
  • Provide all the necessary information to the internal audit department during their audit and immediately address any concerns that are identified.
  • Oversee the financial functions at the plant, including cash and back, accounts receivable, inventory, capital assets, accounts payable, inter-company transactions and other related accruals and receivables.
  • Process in ADP, bi-weekly payroll and prepare JE.
  • Provide continuous improvement ideas relating to both financial and production processes.
  • Provide visibility and insight of business operations to management through data analysis driven by exceptional Excel/dash-boarding abilities to support management decision making including: the analysis of overheads, earned vs. available labor hours, inefficiencies (scrap, overtime premium freight, etc.) to drive profitability.
  • Work closely with the Controller in working with departmental heads to identify any inefficiencies in processes and potential cost saving initiatives including freight costs savings, outsourced production parts savings, improvements in inventory management, reduced scrap and develop and lead projects to ensure timely realization of the identified costs savings.
  • Design, prepare, and maintain daily, weekly & monthly KPI’s to provide enhanced feedback and accountability to the management team.
  • Assist in the analysis and maintenance of standard costs including:
    • Analyze the financial impact of proposed changes to the bill of materials.
    • Perform labor, overhead and cycle time studies to improve the accuracy of the bill of materials.
  • Thoroughly understand all capital spending projects prior to submitting to corporate for review and approval, including payback calculations. Collect and review all information required for capital requests, ensuring all local approval has been received.
  • Process all capital assets disposals and MRE divisional transfers.
  • Maintain the capital assets module of CMS and reconcile to the GL.
  • Maintain all capital assets binders and maintain monthly CIP schedules.
  • Assist materials and accounting departments with both production and MRO physical inventories.
  • Preparation of slow-moving inventory reporting and LCM analysis.
  • Tooling project tracking, reconciliation, report preparation/distribution and coordination of monthly meetings with engineering.
  • Assist the Controller on the design, development and maintenance of complex scenario based financial models to support forecasting and budgeting activities within the plant including:
    • Forecasted sales and material by customer/program/destination using multiple demand inputs including Customer Releases and Industry Vehicle Volumes.
    • Labor/Manning models to appropriately flex manpower to match customer demand levels.
    • Other account based data extraction models to support analysis and understanding of spending and consumption trends.
    • Cash flow modeling to understand future cash requirements and optimize working capital.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Completion of a recognized account designation preferred (CPA, CA).
  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in a decentralized manufacturing environment with manufacturing ops accounting/finance; automotive experience is preferred.
  • Proven leadership and problem solving skills.
  • An independent critical thinker who displays attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and time management skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Experience in working in an AS400 environment (CMS or Solarsoft experience is preferred).
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Access.
  • Working knowledge of Bill 198 internal control preferred (SOX knowledge required).


  • Mon. - Fri., 7 am - 4 pm.
  • 80% office, 20% plant floor (PPE required).


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • 401K with company match.
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage.
  • Safety shoe and prescription safety glasses reimbursement.
  • Supplier discounts.
  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities.


Equal Opportunity Employer

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