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Hebron, OH, US

Assistant Controller


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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.



Job Description

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assistant Controller

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Location:  <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Hebron, OH

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Job Code:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">FN301

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Reports To:  <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Plant Controller

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Grade:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wage Type

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">       <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Salaried

       <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Hourly

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Classification

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">    

       <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Exempt

       <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Non-exempt

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Job Status

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Full-Time <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Part-Time

         <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Temporary

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Effective Date:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">10/1/2020

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Last Review:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">10/1/2020

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">EEO-1:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.2 First/Mid-Mgr

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Job Family:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Accounting

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Position Summary: 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Lear<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> is one of the most recognized and successful names in the Automotive Industry. The Assistant Controller is a key position in the Company and will support and contribute to the company goals of profitability, return on investment, inventory turnover, and accident prevention.  The Assistant Controller, under minimal supervision, a<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">nalyzes all costs for plant, classifies labor, material, and overhead to compute unit cost of products. Compiles management data for controlling expenditures. Conducts audits and prepares reports. Determines and installs cost accounting methods and procedures. Analyzes actual vs. Standard costs and reports the variances. Computes value of work in process for inventory purposes. Assists department heads with budget process and preparation of annual budget.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Core Competencies for this position include:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Reliable & Self-Motivated – solid attendance; needs no guidance to prioritize and complete multiple recurring tasks.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Good Attitude & Cooperative – A Team Player who is willing to contribute to the needs of other departments.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Detail Oriented & Attentive – Not robotic in completing tasks; understands the purpose for the task and takes the time to do things right the first time.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experienced & Technical – Understands accounting principles, terminology, and mechanics; competent in working with complex spreadsheets.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ambitious & Teachable – Prepared to Advance and Willing to Learn to do so.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Essential Functions of the Job:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Development of system controls to ensure data integrity
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist the Controller in producing accurate and timely financial statements
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist in the month end closing and financial reporting process including account analysis and reconciliation
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Development of operational procedures and documentation of data flow
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist in special projects as necessary
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Reconcile and monitor GL account expenditures monthly
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Responsible for managing operational data and ensuring data accuracy
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Put together quoting for potential new programs
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assists in preparing annual budget and quarterly forecasts
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Managing files and producing information for internal and external audits
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monitor capital expenditures and associated depreciation



<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to use PC and software for data analysis and report generation
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Good understanding of inventory control methods
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Good analytic abilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Good understanding of Materials Requirements Planning systems (MRP)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Good leadership skills

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Education and Experience:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3 - 5 years experience in Accounting or Finance

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working Conditions:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Use of standard office equipment.  Office environment is 90% of time; with plant floor work environment 10% of time.  <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Frequent sitting for extended periods of time, occasional walking, bending, stooping and lifting.  Travel required.  Must be able to work occasional overtime to complete projects as needed.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Notes:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification.  It is not intended to be construed as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees so classified.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Review and Approval:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">__________________________________________            Y / N                ________________
<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Facility or Department Management                                                                                      Date

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">__________________________________________            Y / N                ________________
<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Human Resources                                                                                                                  Date

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">___________________________________________          Y / N                ________________
Plant Manager                                                                                                                         Date


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin