Financial Controlling Specialist

Date: Sep 25, 2022

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker and is on the road to number one. Come join our team and you could be part of that ride. For our employees, Volkswagen stands for more than just efficient and sustainable products - it’s an expression of who they are and how they move through life. Become a part of the Volkswagen of America experience and work with people who are passionate, innovative, enthusiastic, and high performing team players. Everyone deserves a better car and everyone deserves a better company - it’s a Volkswagen thing.

VW. Two letters. Endless opportunities.


Plan, approve, account and report the operating costs of VW Chattanooga in assigned areas (departments and/or launch projects). 


  • Working with assigned departments/topical subject matter experts, define detailed bottom up resource requirements by account, by cost center, by major activity/contract; maintain & reconcile change points
  • Research and analyze content of operational requests; confirm proper accounting treatment and evaluate requests in light of detailed budgets; prepare recommendations to the CIC
  • Monitor invoice activity in assigned cost centers/orders; develop monthly accruals for major activities/contracts; support audit requests
  • Develop transparent cost reconciliations for a myriad of comparisons such as budget vs. actual, prior year vs. current year, commitments vs. actual, etc.
  • Develop insightful financial reports and reconciliations to enhance Plant Management’s understanding of financial performance; examples include cost center reports, order reports, services reports, spare parts reports, commitment reports, etc.
  • Support Plant Board efforts to optimize costs; participate in generation of ideas; track and confirm actual cost savings post-implementation
  • Align data into results for a wide network of stakeholders with different interests (VW Board, Chattanooga finance, Chattanooga Plant Management, Chattanooga Dept subject matter experts)
  • Provide technical and project management support to financial specialists to successfully achieve deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned by and approved by management



  • 2-4 years of professional work experience in related field
  • 4 year Bachelor‘s Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAP R/3 or similar ERP system (Purchasing, Logistics, Finance, Payroll)
  • Advanced skill level in manipulating massive amounts of multi-dimensional data using database tools with complex table joins, across multiple systems



  • Master‘s Degree in Accounting/Finance or Engineering
  • CPA
  • German language fluency

Scope and Magnitude

This role description is a guideline and does not create contractual rights between the Company and any of its employees.  The Company does not enter into any type of employment contract, implied or written, with its employees regarding job security.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify. We maintain a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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