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Business Unit Controller

Business Unit Controller

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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Business Unit Controller at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service.


Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Business Unit Controller manages revenue and related expense reporting for the Dexter Axle Business Unit, ensuring control, accuracy, predictability and timely reporting of results, comparative analysis and commentary to Senior Leadership.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manages and supports all BU revenue and expense reporting, ensuring control, accuracy, predictability and timely delivery of results, analysis, and comments. Ensures all Plant reporting for the BU is completed accurately and on-time.
  • Prepares the Annual Operating Plan for the Business Unit.
  • Manages the capital budget and provide monthly updates and forecast.
  • Manages the maintenance and accuracy of standard costs in conjunction with Corporate Cost Accounting on BOMs, routers, and purchase standards.
  • Manages inventory reporting and accuracy.
  • Supports BU in pursuit of financial targets through in-depth analysis and sharing of financial knowledge.
  • Coordinates and supports any allocations/cost between BU’s and support of transfer prices.
  • Actively ensures compliance with laws and corporate financial policies and practices.
  • Communicates, discusses, and challenges financial impacts with Plant Managers.
  • Develops Plant resources in financial best practices, analysis, and reporting.
  • Prepares and/or presents for meetings where financial input/commentary is required/requested.
  • Attends as requested, quarterly management and other BU related finance meetings.
  • Owns, manages, and completes financial information requests from Senior Leadership.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
  • Coordinates with Corporate Controller on information to complete GAAP financial statements with proposed adjustments.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a comparable discipline and at least 8 year of experience in performing the same or similar job function; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree and/or C.P.A is preferred but not required.