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Business Unit Finance Controller

JR Automation, LLC a strong, high-growth company, has an excellent opportunity for an outstanding individual to join us as a Business Unit (BU) Finance Controller at our Liberty, South Carolina site. The successful candidate will play a key role, be looked to by top management as the accounting/finance expert and will be the internal business consultant for the Business Unit (BU) Managers in South Carolina. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced hands-on Financial Controller who will focus and accountable for a broad range of activities, including improving the BU performance (both financial and operationally) and connecting the BU performance to the overall gross profit & EBITDA performance of JR Automation.  This includes supporting the quoting, orders, costs, gross profit, EBITDA, safety, quality, delivery and working capital efforts of the BU through financial and operational metrics and analysis.

The BU Finance Controller will be an experienced, self-starter, highly driven, results-oriented, hands-on Financial Controller who is accountable for the day-to-day financial operations of the business unit, including, but not limited to the following:

Reporting and analysis of financial results related to the BU.

Engaging with the Accounting Team during the monthly close process, and assisting with the related entries and reconciliations and the continuous improvement of those tasks and activities, in partnership with the Accounting Team.

Preparation of monthly financial forecasts for the BU.

Preparation of the BU annual operating plan (AOP) and related processes, which includes collaboration with the BU Managers and support of the VP of FP&A in the strategic planning process.

Working capital management through engagement with the BU Managers during the quote process to assist with credit terms negotiations.

Driving financial process enhancements which includes the implementation of Lean Accounting methodologies, financial continuous improvement activities and participation in BU continuous improvement events and a link of those activities to the financial results of the BU.

Provide support to the Accounting Manager regarding the WIP and Capacity reviews for each job within your respective BU, which drives monthly revenue recognition (% of completion method).

Provide support to the VP of Finance & Accounting for the continuous improvement of JR Automation IT systems and related management reporting for the BU. This includes engaging in Great Plains, Baan, Operations Manager, and Excel systems and management reporting enhancements.

Responsible for assisting with contract administration, including interpretation of contract provisions that may impact program management and achievement of project financial targets.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

10+ years of progressive Finance or Accounting experience

5+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment preferably Engineer-to-Order (ETO)

Must have a solid understanding of contract administration and interpretation

Demonstrated ability to link and analyze operational metrics to financial performance

Advanced Microsoft Office Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of an Engineer-to-Order environment

Project Management is highly desired

Contract administration and interpretation

CPA, CMA, or an MBA is a plus



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