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Senior Plant Controller

Company: Tenneco
Location: Skokie
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

We are looking for a Plant Controller for one of our largest manufacturing plants in the region, with Sales of $0.3b. This person will support the Finance Director and Plant Manager in leading and managing the financial controls and performance at the site.


  • Leads a team of six finance team members on site.
  • Leads monthly accounting close. This includes journal entry review and approval, completion of monthly financial reports and schedules.
  • Responsible for general ledger accounts residing on the site's trial balance. This includes formal reconciliation and analysis of all accounts in cooperation with shared services center.
  • Lead monthly forecast and annual budget preparation. This includes coordinating requirements with plant management staff and corporate functions.
  • Prepares monthly P&L and cash flow variance analysis, distribution center specific KPIs, and coordinates/tracks financial improvement actions.
  • Verifies and approves financial impact of cost saving/continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Manages capital spend budget for the site. This includes business case review and approval.
  • Leads the annual standard cost revision for the plant.
  • Assures Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls are effective at the site. This includes maintaining controls documentation and enforcing controls as required by company policy.
  • Coordinates support for annual internal and external audits.
  • Other ad-hoc responsibilities and projects as dictated by business needs
  • Ensures compliance with global financial policies and procedures, including US GAAP and local reporting requirements and liaises with local tax and government offices.

    Required Experience

    Education: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field.

    Skills & Experience:

    • 10 + years in a cost accounting/finance controlling position, within a manufacturing environment, 3 years in a leadership position.
    • Proficient with an ERP system (SAP preferred)
    • Basic experience with consolidation system (OneStream preferred)
    • Experience analyzing large volume of data using Microsoft suite.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities and experience supervising team of 4-6.

      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: Tenneco, Skokie , Senior Plant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Skokie, Illinois

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