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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  10887

Lewis Center, OH, US, 43035-9445

Date:  Sep 12, 2023

Project Controller

Job Description


A key member of the Finance team of Industrial Automation Columbus, a $300M annual revenue business, your primary role is to provide project financials to the business, helping it to achieve its financial objectives. You will be a business partner for the Leadership and Project Management teams. You and your team lead the FP&A of the business, as it relates to revenue, project profitability, and working capital requirements.



•    You and your team will support the Project Management team, to ensure that project financials are in line with planned profitability and working capital requirements. 
•    Review PM’s forecast to ensure integrity
•    Prepare and comment on monthly project and variances and support development of counter-measures
•    Provide financial analysis on gross margin and projects
•    Lead the monthly revenue forecast and annual Revenue planning processes.
•    Support the Group Controller in the preparation of the monthly MBR package, including variance analysis.
•    Assist in the month end, quarter end, and year end reporting requirements
•    Prepare cash flows as required
•    Monitor project milestones ensure that billings are proceeding according to Plan; and support development of counter-measures when they vary.


•    In conjunction with your team, you ae responsible for the accounting and administration of all contracts in progress including:
•    Setup and maintain job control sheets for customer contracts and change orders
•    Setup and maintain projects in JDE
•    Ensure job margins in JDE are consistent with the project manager’s forecast
•    Liaise with external auditors with respect to project based enquires


•    Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to in a consistent manner within the business and that the financial reporting standards are applied consistently.  Regularly review policies and procedures with the Group Controller and Finance team to develop an ATS best practice approach for the financial management of the company.  
•    Assist in the development and maintenance of company policies and procedures.
•    Ensure the safeguarding of company assets.

Additional Information


Degree in Business, or Accounting, CPA designation required 


•    Previous exposure to Percentage of Completion Accounting a definite asset. 
•    Exposure to a manufacturing or job cost accounting environment is preferable. 
•    Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization both verbal and in written. 
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•    Strong analytical, financial reporting and accounting skills as well superior computer skills (advanced knowledge of Excel, JDE experience a definite asset).

Join our globally growing team at ATS Industrial Automation where we create complex automation solutions at the highest level that sustainably impact lives around the world. 


At ATS, a publicly traded global company with a proud 40-year history, we help drive the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. At ATS Industrial Automation, what we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With 600 skilled employees around the world, we design, build and service mission-critical automated assembly and test solutions for mobility, nuclear and specialty automation. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise - on time and on budget.  Combined with our broad product portfolio, financial strength and global presence, we provide our customers with the best automation solutions wherever and whenever they need them. 


Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:

  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our flexible work schedules, employee events, free coffee beverages, employee referral program and safety shoe programs. 
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, company paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance, comprehensive health benefits, 401K matching program, Employee Incentive Bonus program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development, including tuition reimbursement programs and our commitment to promoting from within.

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