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Cost Controlling Specialist (5023)

Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37416

Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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 (Accounting and finance)
  • 4 year Bachelor‘s Degree in Accounting/Finance or Engineering
  • 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
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