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Internal Control Manager - PENA KS

REQ: REQ-138942 Finance

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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The Internal Controls Manager’s primary responsibility is to review, manage, and analyze existing business processes to provide counsel to the business's leadership and ensure alignment with the business's overall internal control initiatives and global accounting standards. 

The Internal Control Manager reviews the organizational strengths, weaknesses, operational effectiveness, and opportunities for improvement; and assess the organizational performance and develop achievable goals by implementing processes that improve organizational effectiveness while building a sustainable competitive advantage.

Essential Duties:

  • Build operational policies, standard operating procedures, process flow diagrams and strategies that keep the organization functioning smoothly.
  • Analyze the organizational process and find ways to enhance employees’ work quality and productivity.
  • Review various company financial processes, such as auditing, reporting, and budgeting to ensure the company stays in great financial standing and for management to make informed decisions.
  • Draft and build operational policies and strategies that keep the organization functioning smoothly. 
  • Positively impact operational excellence in the organization by identifying and implementing processes that create efficiency, remove obstacles, and improve operational metrics.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external customers to ensure long-term successful partnerships.
  • Coordinate with different teams to foster exchange of ideas and provide cross-functional team learning opportunities. Draft procedure and data sets to help in such cross-functional learning and training opportunities.
  • Participate and coordinate internal and external audit requests and compliance reviews.
  • Develop internal testing process and procedures to test the effectiveness of existing internal controls and suggest and implement corrective actions where needed.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a possibility and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred

Essential Qualifications:

  • “Big picture” thinking, which is key to addressing top-level concerns and finding the best path forward from all available data.
  • 10+ year experience in manufacturing business operations, program, or project management with strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Analytical skills and ability to work and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Handle multiple work assignments. Experience in solving and providing business insights and recommendations form data sets.
  • Teamwork mentality and willingness to roll up sleeves to get the job done.
  • IT integration, understanding and implementing technology needs and solutions to improve efficiencies and for cost reduction.
  • Communicate efficiently in writing and orally.
  • Proficiency in and Microsoft office suite, and other enterprise systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Audit experience with nationally recognized firm.

Preferred License(s):

  • CPA

Preferred Certification(s):

  • None

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       40%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • Lift:                                                      10%

Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%), Continuous (67-100%)

  • Keyboard/Computer:                          Frequent
  • Office Equipment:                               Frequent
  • Telephone                                           Frequent

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%), Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Occasional


About Us:

Panasonic Energy is expanding to Kansas after demonstrating exceptional performance Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems. This role is located in De Soto, Kansas and is responsible for the next phase of Panasonic battery manufacturing for Tesla and Lucid.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. We continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy.

REQ: REQ-138942 Finance

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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