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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Project Controller

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 32104 | Northville, United States

  

We are looking for a new colleague in the IT Department at our location in Northville, MI. 


Your Responsibilties:
•    Plan development projects in cooperation with the responsible Project Teams for rolling forecast creation, operational planning, and strategic planning with focus on commercial evaluation and target setting
•    Complete monthly Project reporting including the execution of variance analyses and the initiation of countermeasures with the Project teams
•    Serve as the commercial contact for the Project managers, R&D business partners of the product lines and sales team 
•    Execute ad-hoc analyses and commercial evaluation of scenarios
•    Empower domain and product line management to recommend actions through meaningful and transparent documentation
•    Provide support with forecasting, budgeting, and analysis of variations from the project budget
•    Lead communication of project financial planning and analysis information to all levels of the organization. 
•    Create and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensures financial information is recorded accurately
•    Prepare reports which summarize and forecast project cost in a business unit level and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations
•    Assist in the preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification
•    Provide timely status and progress reports of certain elements of the business unit’s overall financial performance
•    Control, track, and report capital and asset investment programs
•    Oversee approvals and track actual to project budget to ensure program targets are met and appropriate accounting treatment
•    Update local management and division of financial status of business unit(s) and potential issues
•    Advise management on operational adjustments based on detailed financial analysis.
•    Communicate and educate other departments on the cost center spending and variances, change management tracking, and quoting. 
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Your Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or related discipline
•    6+ years of experience 
•    Proficiency in MS Office software, especially MS Excel; Good knowledge in SAP/R3 (CO/FI) and SAP BW is an advantage
•    Excellent communication skills, economic and technical understanding for development processes
•    Experience with budget and business planning
•    Working knowledge of ad-hoc financial analysis and the generation of monthly executive-level financial reports (e.g. profitability and forecasts)
•    Proven organizational and project management abilities
•    Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•    Ability to work in an intercultural environment with international colleagues
•    Ability to influence and engage personnel and management at multiple levels within internal and external organizations

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:
•    5+ year Finance/Controlling experience within a manufacturing company; Work experience in a multinational environment is an advantage
•    Knowledge of plant accounting principles
•    German language knowledge is advantage
 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Sr Financial Analyst - Project Controller and apply now!

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Madeline Roberts

 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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