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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Finance

Winamac, US

Operations Business Controller

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.


Together, we keep everyday life moving to build a better tomorrow.


Purpose of the position

Responsible for budgeting, forecasting and reporting of Galfab business, per agreed timetables, and to provide necessary financial support to local /regional mgmt at all times to fulfill internal / external customer and business requirements.

Main tasks and responsibilities

•    Manage a small finance team. Develop & coach team members.
•    Monthly reporting in SAP, LN and Hyperion
•    Budget, analyze and forecast manufacturing and fixed costs. Work with cost center owners to perform variance analysis
•    Collaborate with plant leadership for setting long-term strategic cost goals for manufacturing operations to support growth and profit objectives
•    Lead training and development initiatives to build financial acumen into the operations organization 
•    Follow up on order backlog, work in progress and inventory levels
•    Review balance sheet reconciliations and accruals
•    Assess credit worthiness of new customers and manage receivables including bad debt provision and billing processes
•    Cash flow management, including monthly forecasting
•    Annual budget preparation; engage key stakeholders to get agreement on revenue and spending targets
•    Yearly closing of the books 
•    Support NAM Finance Director on any other relevant issues concerning local company
•    Investigate all components to validate standard cost (routings, BOM’s, landed costs and materials). Work with sourcing to validate standards are reviewed annually. 
•    Analyze gross margin reports and review variances with operations and sales
•    Prepare monthly commission calculation

What you’ll need to succeed

•    Overall accountability for accuracy and completeness that the financial accounts of the operative local business is in line with corporate accounting principles and timetables; ensure that data in the financial reporting systems (SAP, LN, Hyperion) is reliable and accurate
What you’ll need to succeed:
•    Higher second level education; 3+ years professional/academic studies; CPA certified or equivalent
Working experience:
•    3-5 years experience as controller or assistant controller in a manufacturing business
•    Standard costing
•    SAP, Hyperion
•    Deep financial and business acumen
•    Analytical strength that provides the business with data driven decision making support and proactive recommendations
•    Support growth and drive improvement to make operations efficient
•    Communicate complex matters in an easy to understand way
•    Strong analytical skills and pedagogic ability, present material and analysis to all levels in the organization
•    With a high drive and patience, provide information and at the same time engage
•    CPA Certification or equivalent

You will be part of

We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. We succeed because we do it together.

Interested to join?

If you are interested in the position, please submit your Cover Letter together with your CV


Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.

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