Plant Controller 

LOCATION: Bowling Green / Kentucky (US-KY), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3810 | JOB GRADE: 18  

| ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



POSITION SUMMARY:                       


The plant controller position functions as a business partner with plant and financial management to effectively manage and control the local business. Leads the financial staff at the plant and is accountable for plant-level responsibilities including general accounting, payables, billing, cost accounting, business analysis, financial reporting, and computer operations. Will also liaison with corporate financial staff, as required.




  1. Prepares budget including business plan, headcount, burden rates, cost reductions, and presents it to appropriate leadership.


  1. Defines, implements and maintains internal control processes.


  1. Leads Cost Deployment Activities throughout the facility.


  1. Communicates the monthly plant results to management including performance comparisons to plan and forecast
  2. Participates as integral part of the plant management team through leadership meetings, planning, communication meetings, analysis of plant metrics and trends, plant reporting, physical inventory and plant safety initiatives.


  1. Provides financial leadership for future plant initiatives which may include: new product introductions or other growth initiatives, productivity projects, make vs. buy analysis, and capital investment decisions.


  1. Leads the local finance team and ensures their training and development.


  1. Prepares monthly reports of results, monthly forecasts, annual operating plan, and strategic planning.


  1. Submits all financial transactions, transmissions, and reporting on a timely and accurate basis.


  1. Ensures costing accurately reflect production operations.


  1. Attends daily plant shop floor management meetings.


  1. Analyze internal controls to ensure assets are adequately safeguarded and results are accurately reported.


  1. Assures adherence to IFRS Accounting Policies. Resolves questions of IFRS and internal controls with corporate financial management.


  1. Supports year end and tax audits.


  1. Assists in the completion of special projects.


  1. Understands and adhere to current health, safety, and environmental policies.


  1. Understands and adhere to current quality and control policies.


  1. Ensures compliance with all Product Safety Procedure requirements; fully understands and ensures compliance with Product Safety Escalation Process.


  1. Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.




Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance or related discipline required. Master Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration preferred.

5 + Years of related Accounting/Finance experience required.


Strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills


Ability to work across boundaries with parent companies for completion of work and projects


Provide effective leadership with innovative and proactive management techniques.

Ability to meet tight, multiple deadlines and handle various projects and tasks.

Strong systems and data management skills required

Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


SAP experience preferred.






What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan


Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green