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Country Finance Manager
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 135,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter
We are hiring a Country Finance Manager in our business center, based in Monterrey, Mexico.  This individual will be the Finance Partner for the Business Unit Finance (BUFs) based in country and will be the primary owner of the General Ledgers assigned to him/her.  As such they will be responsible for the proper closing and statement of the accounts and be the first point of contact for any queries and audits.  This role will also be responsible for compliance and ensuring a robust internal control environment in his/her assigned region.  In addition this person will act as intermediary between the Monterrey Business Center and the Mexico City Business Center and other shared services and the Business ensuring close cooperation and fast issue resolution
Position Responsibilities:
Finance Partner
  • Primary owner of the General Ledger (GL) and first contact for GL reports, queries and audits
  • First contact point for BUFs for issues relating compliance and integrity of accounts          
  • Maintain a robust internal control environment at country level and ensure compliance to corporate Internal Control principles and policies
  • Drive efficiency and improve internal controls e.g. reducing manual journals and process exceptions
  • Own the month end close and coordinate month end close calendar
  • Ensure financial reporting compliance to relevant internal policies, internal/SOX controls and US GAAP
  • Review Monthly Journal Entries and Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations ensuring appropriate authorization, and that financial reports fairly represents the financial condition and the results of the operations and is free from any material omissions
  • Follow-up of MEC issues and proposal of resolution
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting schedules
  • Leading regular (Balance Sheet review, Month End Close) and ad-hoc calls with business
  • Transition support for activities transferring into the BBC
  • Leading internal projects – merge/split of entities, migration to other ERP, leading of UAT, etc.


Engagement Manager

  • Promote effective communication between the MBC/MCBC and business through first-hand knowledge of the business and MBC/MCBC owners, processes and issues
  • Act as first escalation point for issues that doesn’t get resolved between MBC/MCBC processing teams and business functions
  • Act as intermediary to ensure close cooperation and effective communication between the business and internal service providers (CFS, MBC/MCBC, treasury etc.) and drive allocation of activities per agreed taxonomies and SLAs
    Qualifications & Requirements:
  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent required
  • 6 - 10 years in complex finance/controlling roles in industrial company or in an accounting firm
  • Audit and FP&A background preferred, P&L experience an advantage
  • Strong customer and business orientation and desire to develop business acumen
  • Fluent in English, second language is an advantage
  • Shared service center experience preferred
  • Leadership and project management experience required
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • ERPs (SAP, iScala, Oracle), HFM preferred
  • University degree in Finance/Accounting/Business Administration

 What we offer:
We offer an exciting and challenging position. Joining us you will become part of a leading global multi-industrial corporation defined by its stimulating work environment and job satisfaction. In addition we offer outstanding career development opportunities which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents
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