Lucid Motors

Casa Grande, AZ, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-09

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Plant Controller

About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

We are currently seeking a seasoned Plant Controller to lead and manage plant accounting and controllership operations at a fast paced, high growth company. This individual is a key member of the accounting and operations team, and responsible for processes, operational improvements related to inventory management, counts, manufacturing overhead, accounting and reporting operations to ensure the accuracy and completeness of inventory and gross margin.  The Plant Controller will report directly to the Principal Accounting Officer. This role is highly cross-functional and requires collaboration and significant partnership with a wide variety of teams across the business including IT, operations, logistics, manufacturing and purchasing.  

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.

Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols  
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details.
Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

The Role

  • Lead the automation of an existing ERP system (SAP) to accomplish key strategic initiatives including job costing and a perpetual inventory system
  • Drive financial ownership of the physical count and cycle counts at various locations include plants and warehouses
  • Be a strategic partner with heads of cross-functional teams including logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, purchasing and program management
  • Establish and report against KPIs for the business
  • Prepare respective balance sheet and income statement analysis for internal and external financial reporting and interface with internal and external auditors on SOX compliance and documentation
  • Ensure undertaking of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including periodic stock counts and valuations
  • Financial oversight on physical inventory – safeguarding of assets, carrying cost, cycle count, physical count adjustments and excess & obsolescence reserve
  • Manage the standard costs, inventory valuation, cost accounting methodology, maintenance of product costs and the quarterly cost revision process
  • Partner with various organizations to drive continuous improvements in business and IT processes 
  • Direct all division-wide financial activities, including payroll, general accounting, budgeting, inventory management at the companies’ manufacturing locations and manage cost accounting related to bills of material, LCM, standard costing etc.
  • Review business processes, identify risks and key financial controls requiring documentation for completeness, accuracy and SOX elements
  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley implementation by reviewing internal controls for purchasing, and inventory management functions to ensure corporate compliance
  • Manage the review, tracking and analysis of capitalized costs at the manufacturing locations
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA license strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and executive presence to be able to influence senior management team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, relationship building skills and demonstrated ability to work across functional areas and levels of management
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a manufacturing industry
  • Significant hands-on experience in inventory, and cost of goods sold with SAP experience
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and implement successful and maintainable process changes to improve accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness
  • Must have experience owning the accounting function for a manufacturing plant as a controller or similar title