Chief Financial Officer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Finance & Controlling 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45.00 
Required Languages: English (US) 
Requisition ID: 968 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


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Position Highlights

Benteler Automotive has an opportunity for a Regional Chief Financial Officer for North America providing strong leadership, guidance and structure to the Finance and Accounting teams responsible for over $1B in sales and 4,500 employees.  The role requires a strategically oriented financial professional who provides financial input to the Executive Leadership of the region while balancing with the focus of the global perspective in order to drive profitability and financial health of the organization.



  • Develops in alignment with Global Finance and Controlling methods for strategic planning, 5-year planning, rolling forecast, reporting of the actual, and investment calculations in the respective Region
  • Leads the strategic planning process (timing, discussions, decision memos) and the annual corporate planning of the Region
  • Utilizes strategic ability to quickly identify value drivers focusing on increasing EBITDA and high ROI projects
  • Regional alignment and steering of the annual budget process for the Region
  • Compares the monthly planned and actual performance indicators (e.g. from the profit and loss statement and balance sheet)
  • Participates in Business Reviews and drives cooperative alignment between the Business Units and Operations for the region
  • Identification, development and recommendation regarding measures for performance improvement for the respective Region
  • Develops specific guidelines, accounting standards and processes for the respective Region in coordination with the Global Finance team
  • Aligns all processes with divisional requirements and ensures a know-how transfer
  • Ensures correct accounting for the respective Region
  • Responsible yearly closing activities with external auditors and Holding
  • Manages treasury activities with local peers and Holding
  • Ensures compliance with local tax regulations and coordinates activities with local peers and Holding
  • Promotes a respectful work environment with the focus of developing and retaining the regional team
  • Leads by example and lives up to Benteler’s mission, values and global leadership principles.
  • Uses standard HR tools e.g. the appraisal process to provide regular feedback and agree upon tasks and goals with respective employees    



  • Min. 3-5 years of experience as a CFO or Vice President of Finance and Controlling for a Tier-1 Automotive supplier
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Extensive experience managing and motivating large teams globally or across a region in addition to significant experience in executive communication
  • Result oriented with a drive to challenge the status quo
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong operational focus
  • High sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills to build credibility within the organization


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