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Controller Mexico

Job ID: 7922

THE COMPANY

Our client, founded in 1956, is a recognized global interior climate technology leader in the HVAC industry with well over $550 million in sales and headquartered in the USA.  They have 15 locations across the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Our client leads with best-in-class design and manufacturing capabilities, world-class distribution networks, and customer-first service and support. They ensure quality and drive safety through scientifically proven materials and unequaled engineering.

THE POSITION

Our client’s collaborative finance team is seeking an experienced and hands-on Plant Controller. This would be a full-time, on-site position located in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico reporting to our Director of Finance Operations.

What You Will Do:
The Mexico Controller supports our client’s success by assisting the Finance and Plants Operations teams in accurately tracking and reporting on financial data, allowing the business to accurately track performance against targets and ultimately make data-driven decisions. The Mexico Controller will be directly responsible for the Mexicali and Chihuahua plant sites financial operations.

How You Will Do It:

  • Prepare monthly plant financial review package.
  • Manufacturing variances analysis and explanation.
  • Periodic expenses review with plant management and implement strategies to adjust according to forecasted volume variations. 
  • Identify risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare plant month end close journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations. 
  • Review, validate and approve CAPEX, follow up and monitor committed payback.
  • CIP follow up and capitalization.
  • Fixed assets control.
  • Review, validate, contribute, and approve continues improvement saving projects.
  • Plants budget and forecast preparation.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports and analysis for the business as required.
  • Assist with operations scorecard maintenance.
  • Monitor plant productivity, utilization, and reporting.
  • Audit annual and cycle count inventories, approve results in accordance with DOA.
  • Follow company internal controls, identify gaps and raise concerns to direct supervisor or internal controls corporate office.
  • Collaborate with other finance areas and other departments within the plant/organization for special projects.
  • Others as needed.

THE CANDIDATE

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Hold current authorization for employment in Mexico.
  • The ability to travel several times a year to our location in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • Mexican passport and valid USA visitor Visa required.
  • University Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Several years’ experience as a Controller in a single large or multiple medium manufacturing locations.  
  • Strong background in Finance analysis, manufacturing variance analysis, standard cost accounting, inventory control / cycle counting, budgeting, forecasting, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Experience with CAPEX and ROI.
  • Previous experience with internal controls.
  • Some knowledge or familiarity with import/export (customs), and basic Mexico tax.
  • Knowledge of IMMEX and highly prefer some knowledge of manufacturing entities also selling domestically within Mexico.
  • Familiarity with Oracle ERP (strongly preferred but not required).
  • Strong proven Leadership skills.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • The ideal candidate will be hands-on, possess strong execution and ability to influence others.
  • Must be a highly adaptable team player.

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