About the Company:
Founded in 1874 on the belief that water boilers in textile mills shouldn't explode. What started with a pressure relief valve in a tiny New England machine shop has paved the way for today's high-quality, worldwide water solution technologies. From melting ice on entire city blocks from the ground up, to filtering safe drinking water in isolated, weather disaster zones, the company makes the world a safer and cleaner place.
A global leader of quality water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. The family of brands offers one of the most varied product lines in the world, with world-class, water-related solutions focused on:
HVAC and Hot Water
Plumbing & Flow Control
Water Quality & Rainwater Harvesting
Monitor, analyze, investigate, and report variances to budget, forecast and prior periods.
Provide meaningful, timely financial analysis of business performance and opportunities.
Support the Platform Finance Manager in preparing/presenting monthly financial reviews for Site Operations management, Platform Leadership team and Americas Leadership team as needed.
Develop and maintain standard material, labor and overhead costs.
Perform product costing, pricing support, and profitability analyses.
Coordinate the development of annual operating plan and multi-year strategic plans.
Prepare monthly and quarterly financial forecast updates.
Compile and maintain operational metrics (KPI’s) for Site management
Perform month-end financial close process including journal entries, account reconciliations, fixed assets, inventory, etc. Analyze variances and report findings timely to Platform Finance Manager.
Coordinate Capital Investment reporting, tracking and prioritization activities to support proper investment decisions by management and to provide accurate cash flow forecasts to Corporate.
Coordinate the analysis and reporting of monthly productivity results including Plant performance, Sourcing purchase price variance and “VAVE” initiatives
Provide support for the Site’s inventory reporting requirements and reduction efforts
Coordinate inventory cycle count program and audit results
Assist with the annual standard setting process across Manufacturing and Sourcing ensuring compliance with Corporate Policy, consistency across the organization, alignment with Annual Operating Plans, and appropriateness of key assumptions and methodologies
Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, GAAP, and company Accounting Policies/Procedures.
Act as the go-to person for finance understanding or insight into defined projects (i.e. Stagegate/NPD) Interact with project leaders, help set project strategy, support decision making, and guide project decisions based on their pro-forma economics
Provide information and decision support to all HF departments
Participate in ad-hoc projects and prepares various ad-hoc reports
BS/BA in Accounting or related BS/BA degree with equivalent experience
MBA/CPA a plus
7+ years of experience in a similar role in finance or accounting for a manufacturing company.
Capable of researching, retrieving, organizing, and summarizing data to prepare reports, financial journal entries, and financial analysis
Demonstrated ability in analyzing, interpreting, and communicating financial information to all levels of management
Strong PC skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Strong database query skills; Experience with Hyperion, QAD or Cognos is a plus
Strong communicator, and able to articulately interact with all levels of the organization