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Responsible for costing and tracking the costs/revenues of R&D Projects in collaboration with R&D / Project Management for Thermal Systems.
Support hierarchical manager and the finance team in Auburn Hills: R&D, Projects & Auburn Hills accounting.
Improve the process of tracking all R&D and Projects expenses and revenue by contributing to the set up of new tools and new procedures.
Ensure budget control of the R&D and Projects expenses and monitor the invoicing of the R&D services to other entities. Support Site Financial Controller in understanding the financial impact of R&D expenses on Division P&L. Develop periodic action plans and monitor the achievement with the assistance of Department and Program Managers.
Assist Program Managers in assessing the profitability of P1 programs and implementing/identifying productivity plans to increase/turn around insufficient margins.
Review and approve all expenditures to ensure proper authorizations have been obtained and to maintain control over actual expenditures vs. budget. Ensure actual P1 program supplier tooling and investments are within the approved Investment Authorization Request amount and scope.
Perform monthly closing operations; establish analysis to understand variances of actual performance vs. budget, key data into the financial reporting module and issue comments regarding the monthly performance.
Handle relationship and requests with auditors.
Support the preparation of the budget for R&D. Support CCP activity.
Control Projects costs and Gross Margin P1 tracking. Ensure accuracy of the gross margin reported in the Order Book, M.I.P., PEM, and Program Management Committee
Ensure existing internal controls are effective. Implement LSF. Identify weak or nonexistent internal controls, implement timely solutions.
Support Management with financial analysis as needed.
Participate in the established procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements of the roadmaps, Valeo 1000, Valeo 5000, and QS 9000, ISO14001
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Bachelors in Business, Accounting, or Finance
2 years of experience in manufacturing setting
Proficiency in MS Excel required - Proficiency in PWA, GPS, SAP preferred
Strong organizational skills
Projects management ability
Good communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Knowledge of IFRS (International Accounting Principles) and local accounting rules. Ability to provide reliable financial information according to these rules.
Ability to analyze, evaluate and summarize complex cross-functional situations and translate into financial consequences.
Ability to achieve results regardless of circumstances, but not at any cost.
Focus on pragmatic and practical tasks and ability to act in the field.
Willingness and ability to meet commitments.
Knowledge of accounting and audit cycles.
Ability to handle internal control processes complying with IC2 (Internal Controls processes) and Corporate rules.
Ability to perform internal control reviews. Ability to understand and analyze financial statements.
Knowledge of R&D and commercial processes. Ability to analyze, evaluate and summarize complex business data and translate them into financial information.
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