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Plant Controller

Gestamp North America Chattanooga Full-Time
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Gestamp Chattanooga is searching for a Controller to join the Finance team. This individual will apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information, prepare financial reports, conduct studies which provide detailed cost information, and prepare budgets.


  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers. Follows reporting routines/standards as required by parent company.
  • Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.
  • Installs, modifies, documents, and coordinates implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures, including budget preparation.
  • Devises and implements system for general accounting and cost accounting system.
  • Makes recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, expenditures, and cost efficiencies in new product layouts.
  • Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization's accounting operation.
  • Collects appropriate data and assists in preparation of federal, state, and local reports and tax returns.
  • Advises management about insurance coverage for protection against property loss and potential liabilities.
  • Arranges for audits of company's accounts.
  • Adhere to Quality, Safety, and Environmental Policies.
  • Understand and follow all required GPS standards.
  • Any task deemed necessary by Management.
  • Develop standards on annual basis.


  • Masters Degree, CMA, CPA a plus
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • 7-10 years related experience
  • Automotive industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of integrated manufacturing SAP

See job description.

Skills required

Internal Controls
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
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Gestamp is an international group dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of metal automotive components. The Group specializes in developing innovatively designed products to achieve increasingly safer and lighter vehicles, thereby reducing energy consumption and environmental impact.

Gestamp was founded in1997 with the goal of being a global provider with a focus on technology. Since that time, Gestamp has grown steadily, progressively adding new products and technologies. This has made us leaders in the design and manufacture of automotive components and one of the leading manufacturers in the automotive industry worldwide.

In Gestamp growth and constancy are our specialty. Our challenge is to position ourselves at the forefront of innovation in the automotive sector. That is why we make every effort to research and develop breakthrough technologies.

We know that in order to progress we must remain close to our customers, so we are present in the big global manufacturing centers and own nearly 100 production facilities on four continents. We can thus offer our customers comprehensive solutions that cover the entire production process, from product concept to delivery at their assembly lines.

Over the last decade, we have experienced strong growth, thanks to the quality of our employees, who are dedicated to innovation.
Gestamp North America consists of 9 manufacturing facilities (6 US, 3 Mexico), a workforce of 2200+ and a Divisional Headquarters located in Troy, Michigan. Gestamp is experiencing tremendous growth and has numerous opportunities currently available.

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