Plant Controller

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, Northern PretoriaPretoria / Tshwane
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Full-Time



Main purpose of the position:

  • The Plant Controller is responsible for managing the financial aspects of the operations in order to guarantee and optimise the plant’s financial performance and competitiveness.



  • Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Masters
  • Degree in Finance / CA
  • 3 to 10 years of professional controlling experience at automotive manufacturing plant level
  • Familiarity with industrial Information Systems and Flows
  • Good accounting knowledge
  • SAP essential
  • English required



  • Ensure the management and development of the controlling team
  • Ensure compliance to all financial procedures
  • Develop, execute and control internal finance procedures including spending authorization in accordance with Group procedures and policies
  • Ensure site activities are compliant with company finance related procedures (product flow, inventory, routings), and internal control basics
  • Provide reliable financial/controlling information in close relationship with other operational and support functions
  • Lead all financial forecasting processes (budget, periodic forecast)
  • Manage reporting process ensuring reliability, consistency, transparency and delay compliance
  • Ensure reliability of standard costing
  • Provide all necessary controlling analysis including variance analysis/standard costs, margin/programs, plant budgetary control, squeeze management and follow up of sales and purchasing prices
  • Collaborate with the centre obtaining/ providing/ validating proper finance information
  • Control and manage the plant’s operating cash flow (capex, inventories, overdues)
  • In liaison with the Centre provide all necessary information requested by internal and external auditors, and others local external authorities
  • For new programs
  • Participate in Business Plan validation, and ensure consistency with plant financial information
  • Monitor the program start up and establish variances versus last reference business plan
  • Participate in the program post-audit, be the finance lead person in the tracking of convergence plan related to plant activities
  • Act as a business partner toward the plant management, and provide recommendation to the management
  • Participate, with the management of the plant, in the development of action plans resulting from relevant analysis in order to achieve the operational targets, increase plant’s financial pr...
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