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Coventry, GB

Assistant Plant Controller

Assistant Financial Controller

Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


The Assistant Financial Controller’s role is to support the Financial Controller in managing the Finance team, implementing and maintain internal controls and reporting key plant performance information. The role includes management of objectives and targets for three direct reports, whilst also ensuring development to achieve their personal and professional goals. As with all roles within the Finance department, the role will involve financial control testing to ensure SOX compliance.



Main responsibilities:


  • Work as an integral part of the Plant Finance and Management team providing support and control to the Coventry plant.
  • Assist the Financial Controller in all aspects of corporate and internal reporting to ensure adherence to timetables, financial integrity and completeness.
  • Assist in budget and short-term forecast preparation, profit and loss, cashflow and balance sheet.
  • Management of key KPIs including Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable aging.
  • Full responsibility for Free Cash Flow forecasting, monitoring and reporting.
  • Pursuing Continuous Improvements to financial controls and other operational processes within the business.
  • Judgmental Reserves Schedules and Accrued Liabilities reporting.
  • Warranty exposure calculation and provision.
  • Management and completion of month-end processes including variance analysis.
  • Reporting plant performance (actual, budgets, forecasts, variance walks) through Hyperion.
  • Working closely with external auditors for year end and interim audit work.
  • Headcount review and sign off.
  • To review, maintain and implement internal controls including quarterly SOX testing.
  • Development of direct report heads to achieve personal and professional goals




  • Qualified Accountant
  • Preferred Finance / Business Degree
  • Internal audit/control review experience
  • Preferred background in manufacturing (automotive industry would be a strong advantage)
  • Excellent IT skills especially Excel and ERP
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Continuous Improvement pedigree