Job Category:  FC Finance & Controlling

Austin, US


Work for the world market leader and TOP 100 automotive supplier HBPO - Plastic Omnium Modules! We are world market leader in the development, construction, assembly and logistics of complex front-end modules and specialist for other module solutions. At home in one of the most dynamic industries, we guarantee you a varied range of tasks coupled with many professional challenges. HBPO is part of the Plastic Omnium Group - a leading global automotive supplier of innovative solutions for more connected and sustainable mobility.


Financial Controller - Austin

We are seeking a Plant Controller for our new manufacturing plant located in Austin, TX. 


Essential Functions

  • To plan, manage and control all aspects of finance within the plant and to provide the Plant Manager and plant management team with relevant financial reports and analysis in order to properly manage and steer the business.
  • The job holder fully supports the Plant Manager in his responsibility for the performance of the division (maximizing profitability, return on capital employed and net cash position).
  • The job holder is responsible for all administrative, controlling and financial controls for the plant and respective, appropriate reporting to the HBPO Regional Headquarter (NAFTA) as well as the HBPO Global Headquarter (Germany).




  • Preparation of periodical (monthly, quarterly, etc.) HBPO reporting (Month-end report, Performance Review, Business Scorecards & Key Performance Indicators).
  • Ensure HBPO Finance policies, instructions and guidelines are applied consistently.
  • Responsible for the setup of proper internal control systems and procedures.
  • Responsible for the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Liaison and Sparring-Partner for the Plant Manager on all financial obligations.
  • Ensure plant management team is aware of financial and business implications of their actions and decisions.
  • Produce management information for operational and strategic purposes.
  • Working capital management
  • Foreign exchange management
  • Miscellaneous variance analysis as per standard or upon ad-hoc request.
  • Investment controlling (economic valuation, request release & tracking)
  • Supervise accruals & provisions.
  • Inventory valuation & stocktaking
  • Coordinate Yearly Tax Return Submissions and R&D Tax Opportunities
  • Human Resources Finance topics



  • Ensure a fair and accurate reporting of all financial statements in conformity with local GAAP as well as IFRS, and the relevant HBPO accounting policies, guidelines and directives.
  • Monthly Reporting of financial statements in Plastic Omnium HFM System
  • Supervise the accounting to ensure statutory requirements (external audit, tax & legal) can be adhered to.



  • Continuous analysis of selling price & material price variances with respective customer reconciliation and follow up of actions if required up to the moment of full clearance.
  • GRIR reconciliation on a monthly basis.
  • Monthly reconciliation of warranty and quality charges both at customer as well as at the supplier side.



  • Management of the Finance & Controlling Department according to the HBPO value principle, especially concerning performance appraisal, training and development.
  • Has the ability to stop production upon notifying the supervisor and Plant Manager for Safety Related matters requiring immediate attention.
  • Support and/ or drive adherence, changes or improvements tied to improved overall plant Health and Safety.
  • Take every precaution reasonable to protect the Health and Safety of the workers
  • Identified as Canada Compliance Officer.



  • Responsible for continuous improvement of accuracy and timeliness of monthly and annual reporting.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager or Director Finance NAFTA.
  • Environmental Management
  • WCM – Duties as assigned.
  • Ensuring compliance to and participate in IATF 16949 and CSR (Customer Specific Requirements) compliance & ISO 14001 certification.
  • Ensure computer/internet access to Customer Specific Portals and department specific required Applications.
  • Has the ability to stop production, upon notifying the Supervisor and Plant Manager for quality related nonconforming matters requiring immediate repair.
  • Supporting the launch of both ISO 45001 and ISO 50001.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Related Experience/Specialized Knowledge:

  • Profound knowledge & understanding of local GAAP & IFRS.
  • Know how on internal control processes.
  • IATF16949/CSR (Customer Specific Requirements) ISO 14001


  • College or University degree in Business/Economics/Finance or equivalent education.
  • Further professional training on finance/accounting subjects preferred.

Professional Training:

  • 5+ years working experience as an (Assistant-) Controller in a manufacturing/industrial environment.
  • Previous experience in an international context preferred.
  • Previous experience in the automotive sector (JIT Manufacturing) is an added advantage.




We are particularly happy to receive applications from people who contribute to the diversity of our company.

Do you have any questions about the position or your application?

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HBPO Plastic Omnium Modules-Austin | Human Resources

Austin, TX

Phone: 512.705.4498

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