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The Assistant Controller (Lead Business Unit) is to support the Controller LBU & Procurement for all financial activities, processes and internal controls related to the Lead Business Unit and the Clarios Recycling Entity. The role will be based in our EMEA HQ Office in Hannover, Germany.
LBU activities include:
Procurement of LME lead & alloys, 3rd party recycling center tolling, open market scrap battery purchases, and customer core collections.
Intercompany sale of lead & alloys to EMEA battery production facilities.
Management, control and valuation of LBU lead, scrap and other inventories in line with US GAAP FIFO accounting.
Coordination with and ownership for the financial reporting of the lead recycling center in Krautscheid.
Coordinate with Corporate Tax & CFS, PS Trade Compliance, and local Country Controllers to ensure Recycling complies with legal & statutory requirements, especially related to scrap battery purchases.
Business Partnership and Business Support:
Cooperate with the Director Lead Procurement and the LBU team to support strategic initiatives and to improve actual financial results consistent with operating plan commitments.
Team with the Lead procurement organization to develop and implement a plan to improve purchasing processes and controls to a Clarios best-in-class level.
Provide financial analysis and support to the Lead Procurement Team during visits and negotiations with key suppliers
Collaborate with the Clarios Battery Plant and Central Ops Finance teams to develop best in practice intercompany processes to ensure accuracy, speed and control of LBU lead sales
Financial Process and Fiduciary Responsibilities:
Support and execute LBU month end close and regular planning/forecasting processes per the allocation provided by LBU & Procurement Controller. Ensure adequate execution of controls over the P&L and B/S captions in LBU.
Provide the business leader with meaningful variance analysis to guide improvement actions
Support Controller in providing financial and KPI reporting in Plan, Forecasts and actuals for the Accounts Payable and Inventory accounts;
Support implementation and ensure the maintenance of a sufficient internal control environment to ensure accuracy of Clarios Recycling’s Financial Statements and that they comply with Sarbanes Oxley and other requirements.
Collaborate with the Bratislava Business Centre to ensure Clarios Procurement processes are in place and optimized to support the Procurement acquisition activities
Coordinate with Corporate Tax & CFS, Trade Compliance, and local Country Controllers to ensure Clarios complies with legal & statutory requirements for the Clarios Recycling business, especially related to scrap battery purchases
Identify best business practices and facilitate the propagation of these practices throughout the business unit and participate in the sharing of financial best business practices across the organization.
Assure the integrity, accuracy, and completeness of the organization’s records and ensure that financial statements are presented on a timely basis as required by Clarios, and ensure to work closely with the other EMEA teams and the BBC to understand their impact on the financials of the Procurement team.
NOTE: This is a general overview of the job duties, not a complete list of essential job functions.
As a technology leader with strong brand (i.e. VARTA® and OPTIMA®), Clarios notably lives on the creativity, capability and satisfaction of its employees. Therefore, we offer people with drive and power many good reasons to join us:
Exciting professional tasks and challenges in a diverse international environment with strong commitment to integrity, values, social engagement and sustainability.
Arrange your working hours and breaks flexible via our flexible and trust-based working hours model and combine your professional and private life even better according to our mobile work policy and company kindergarten.
A competitive remuneration package, including additional payments such as holiday, Christmas as well as company pension scheme.
Your well-being is very important to us: Take advantage of our preventive health care offers such as fitness center, physiotherapist, modern office environment, healthy canteen, team and company events or hobby clubs.
Stay fit whilst at the same time positively contributing to our environment: Lease your company bike and use public transportation subsidized by Clarios (Job Ticket).
Our well-advanced onboarding process and buddy program supports you to quickly grow into the position and team. By using the offering in our Internal Learning Academy, LinkedIn Learning and EMEA Mentoring Program you will be able to further grow professionally and personally.
Last, but not least we support you in relocating and finding a flat in location surrounding if appliable and depending on individual factors.