Automation Systems Business Unit Controller

Comau LLC
Job Description

Plans, directs and controls the Business Unit's overall financial plans and accounting practices. Directs cost accounting, and budgetary control. Appraises operating results in terms of profits, costs, budgets, operating policies, cash flows, and increased profit opportunities.

The Business Unit Controller works alongside the Operations Team to foster a forward-looking, zero surprise approach, while continuously assessing potential risks and opportunities and contributing with a strong and convincing voice of financial insight.


Take ownership. Are you ready for a challenge?


In this role the ideal candidate will act as a network and think innovatively while executing the following responsibilities:


  • Coordinate and direct the monthly financial forecasting activities, including:
    • Project revenue recognition (project base orders and customer engineering changes)
    • Cost Center absorption and expense recognition
    • Project invoicing and cash collection forecasting per specific milestones
    • Planning with sales of future project forecasts
  • Prepare and present to management the monthly financial reports including income statement, balance sheet, trading cash flows, project performance, risk and opportunities, contingency, cost center performance
  • Analyze the monthly forecasted financials vs. prior month and annual budget
  • Promote financial awareness and accountability within the operating teams
  • Lead management in evaluating and understanding financial implications of operating decisions
  • Ensure internal policies and processes are adhered to by operations (ICFR's, Comau Global Policies)
  • Prepare ad hoc financial reports, internal and external audit requirements, and other special projects
  • Work with project management and project teams with annual budget preparation
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures; provide strategic recommendations; and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • Other duties as required


Reports to: Operations Controller


Do you have what it takes?

This role is best suited for a candidate that possess the following qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business
  • 5+ years of cost controlling or accounting experience desired (Percentage of Completion)
  • Intermediate Excel skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • People management experience preferred
  • SAP experience preferred

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