Assistant Controller in Tupelo at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/24/2019

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    5 to 8 years
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Job Description

Our client is looking to add an Assistant Controller to their team in Tupelo, MS. This position is responsible for the financial function at the plant, including cash and bank, accounts receivable, inventory, capital assets, accounts payable, inter-company transactions and other related accruals and receivables.

Required Qualifications:

  • College diploma or University Accounting degree (CA, CMA or CPA designation preferred)
  • A minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in manufacturing industry and/or automotive environment.
  • Independent critical thinker who displays attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and time management skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Experience in working in an ERP (IBM AS400) environment (CMS or Solarsoft experience is preferred).
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and PowerPoint.


  • Process Capital Assets and expenditure request ensuring corporate policies are adhered to.
  • Process all capital assets disposals and MRE Divisional transfers.
  • Fixed Asset and CIP Management including GL reconciliation, asset documentation and monthly Vena schedules.
  • Assist physical inventory count process (quarterly on production), asset tagging and variance analysis.
  • Tooling project tracking, reconciliation and reporting.
  • Along with holding engineering meetings as needed.
  • Track and Publish KPIs to local and corporate management (daily/weekly).
  • Assist controller in cost accounting activities (including standards update).
  • Assist controller with internal and external audit (including YE audit kit).
  • Assist controller in preparing financial forecast weekly, including updating and maintaining weekly forecast/bridges.
  • Assist controller in preparation of annual business plan (sales, material cost, labor, other variable overhead cost, etc.)
  • Prepare month end standard and non-standard journal entries.
  • Close inventory module and prepare analysis at the end of each month.
  • Prepare assigned balance sheet reconciliations and schedules.
  • Work and assist on special projects.
  • Assist controller to ensure division compiles with Corporate reporting requirements on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis ensuring compliance with Martinrea accounting policies and procedures.
  • Working Conditions 80% office, 20% plant floor (PPE required) Effort/Physical Demands Desk work.
  • Constant communication with employees, peers, management, suppliers and customers.
  • Overtime as required.


  • Working in a great team environment
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Short term and long term disability coverage

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