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Assistant Controller (L6)
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Mercedes Benz | Byesville, OH
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Job Description

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry's technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That's because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer's experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

The Assistant Controller assists the controller with the financial functions and systems at DDR East including financial projections, planning, reporting, cost accounting, and month-end financial reporting. The position is a great career development opportunity to become a future controller at a manufacturing plant or corporate office within Daimler Trucks North America. Potential relocation expense recovery is available for the right candidate.


* Analyze assigned General Ledger account results as compared to forecast and be able to explain variances.

* Perform financial statement analysis and document meaningful explanations for fluctuations.

* Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.

* Develop and implement process and procedure improvements to achieve efficiencies.

* Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.

* Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.

* Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.

* Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.

* Provide cost accounting support for the facility.

* Assist in preparation of sales quotes to customers.

* Coordinate the tracking and reporting of capital expenditures.

* Provide ad hoc support to other remanufacturing locations and CFO.

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college with 3 years of related experience required

* An attached resume is required

* Four year degree in Accounting, Finance or similar discipline preferred.

* Two to five years in accounting in a manufacturing environment or a combination of education and experience deemed to be equivalent required.

* Must be results-oriented and demonstrate the ability to work independently and in a team environment as well as to lead and/or participate in cross-functional teams required.

* Demonstrate success working in highly collaborative environments with a track record of accomplishments in measurable business metrics required.

* Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, writing and presentation skills required.

* Familiarity with computer applications and/or controlled systems required.

* High analytical and problem solving ability required.

* High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and motivate employees required.

* Excellent project management skills including successful leadership of projects from planning phase through completion required.

* Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, financial analysis and reporting of financial data required.

* Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource modeling, leadership techniques and production methods required.

* High degree of ethics and integrity required.

* Proficient knowledge of GAAP and IFRS preferred.

Additional Information

* Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

* Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

* EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

About Mercedes Benz

DaimlerChrysler is one of the world's leading automotive, transportation and services companies. Its passenger car brands include Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, JeepĀ®, Dodge and smart. Commercial vehicles are produced under the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Sterling, Thomas Built and Setra brands. It offers financial and other services through DaimlerChrysler Services. With 416.500 employees, DaimlerChrysler achieved 2000 revenues of 162,4 bn ?.