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Assistant Plant Controller

Company: Tenneco
Location: Smithville
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Assistant Controller

Applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information for manufacturing.


  • Manage the plant cost system and provide financial analysis on monthly performance.
  • Provide key cost control data for manufacturing departments.
  • Enhance cost system to ensure accurate manufacturing costs, through analyzing internal systems.
  • Perform month end close procedures, prepare month end reports, and perform variance and account reconciliations.
  • Assists in preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification.
  • Provides Plant Controller with timely reviews of assigned areas of responsibility associated with tracking of plant cost savings, plant EVA, plant capital spending and forecasts, and section 404 reporting.
  • Provides input on desirable operational adjustments to improve these measures by providing financial analysis used to lead plant improvement activity.
  • Assist with inventory reconciliation and balance sheet reconciliation.

    Skills and Experience
    • BS or BA in Accounting, Business with and accounting emphasis, Finance, or a related degree.
    • Five years of applied experience in a manufacturing setting, with an emphasis on product cost and analysis.
    • Audit experience/accounting functions in compliance with SOX and Corporate Policy
    • Ability to work within the framework of the department, interacting with manufacturing and other functions as needed to process work.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and develop improvement strategies when needed.
    • A broad understanding of manufacturing processes, Cost Accounting, problem solving and the application of GAAP and FASB practices to manufacturing operations.

      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Tenneco, Murfreesboro , Assistant Plant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Smithville, Tennessee

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