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Financial Controller


Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

The Aerospace, Defense and Marine (AD&M) business unit of TE is part of the Industrial Solutions segment -- a world leader in the design of components and electrical interconnection solutions that are used for applications in extreme and harsh environments. These interconnect solutions make possible applications like avionics, jet engine management, flight controls, grounding systems and harness assemblies, in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin systems for today's "connected aircraft". Vertical markets served include commercial and military aviation, space, military ground vehicles, unmanned / drone vehicles, as well as marine offshore oil and gas (MOG) development. TE offers solutions for enhanced connectivity in extreme environments, from the deepest oceans, to deep space exploration. In your relentless need to save space and weight, improve data delivery and power management, you will find that AD&M is ready to collaborate with your design team to help you get your product to the market faster with smarter, better interconnect solutions.

Job Overview


The Plant Controller is responsible for all aspects of plant financial management including planning, reporting, accounting and controls and is accountable for accurately reflecting the financial position of operations in Hastings and Bath.  This person will be expected to provide financial leadership and identify opportunities for cost savings and system improvements.  As a business partner, this role will support the Operations Leadership team and work closely with the Plant Managers, Supply Chain, Product Management and Purchasing teams in Hastings and Bath and with the UK Finance Shared Services team.

Job Responsibilities


  • Responsible for monitoring monthly and YTD actual costs of production vs. standard costs and financial forecasts, including analysis of variances and making recommendations to management for improvements to standards and processes.
  • Prepare financial-based production reports for plant management and company management.
  • Review and prepare general ledger journal entries to accurately report the financial condition of the production facility.  Meet monthly and annual financial close timelines and prepare schedules for management and corporate reporting.
  • Prepare all post-closing plant financial analysis, key performance metric reports, and provide meaningful commentary including detailed manufacturing variance analysis and purchase price variance analysis.
  • Prepare the annual budget for presentation to company management including plant department expenses, hourly labor budget, capital spending budget, raw material costing, standard costs for finished goods, manufacturing variances plan, and inventory plan.  Prepare monthly plant forecasts and ad-hoc analysis as required.
  • Verify in-plant inventories monthly.  Conduct and supervise physical inventory checks and fixed asset audits.  Audit inventory cycle counts to ensure compliance with SOX.  Responsible for training plant personnel on inventory controls and assisting plant personnel with inventory-related issues.  Maintain excess and obsolete inventory listings and actively work with sales and marketing to manage and reduce obsolescence-related costs.
  • Assist with preparation of capital spending requests, financial analysis including lease vs. buy, management of spending, updated spending forecasts, and project status updates.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all elements of plant financial statements and partner with plant management to drive continuous improvement in plant efficiency and profitability.
  • Prepare analysis to understand financial ramifications of current and proposed business actions.
  • Identify issues and proactively initiate solutions to address plant performance issues.
  • Monitor, track and help drive to conclusion key plant cost reduction projects and maintain required reporting.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining written procedures for all accounting related functions within the facility inclusive of cost and inventory accounting, payroll, accounts payable, budgeting, capital expenditures, and monthly closing processes.
  • Based in Hastings with travel to Bath approximately once a month.
What your background should look like:


  • Minimum 5 years of progressive cost accounting and/or analysis experience, ideally within a large manufacturing organisation.
  • Knowledge of management accounting and cost and inventory accounting.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Significant experience of standard costing.
  • CIMA or ACCA qualified.
  • Experience using SAP is preferred.
  • Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage projects and work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation and across multiple functions.
  • Possess the intensity, agility and aptitude to successfully manage multiple simultaneous priorities and projects and support a matrix of diverse customers and stakeholders. 
  • Focus on continuous improvement and the elimination of non-value add activities.
  • Ability to effectively develop people and transfer knowledge into and across the financial and manufacturing organisations.
Building Effective Teams
Motivating Others
Managing and Measuring Work
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)
Drive for Results
Problem Solving/Analysis

Hastings, GBN, GB, TN38 9RF

Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  51995
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