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posted Jun 30, 2015, 3:12 PM by Unknown user

Advertised Position Title



United States

Work Location

TX, Dallas

Job Description

Our client is a leading global water technology company with over 3.8 billion in sales who does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market leading product brands. Their employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Their 12,000 employees are unified in a common purpose: creating innovative solutions to meet our world’s water needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to join their growing business and their efforts to provide products and systems for the efficient movement and use of water in homes, commercial buildings, light industry, agriculture and irrigation. They are seeking employees with the ingenuity, skill and passion to help solve the world’s water challenges.

The Controller is responsible for leading the Site(s) financial organization in all financial aspects as well as serving as a business partner and member of the site leadership team.  This includes implementation and direction of financial controls, policies, and practices, keeping aging A/R to a minimum, early identification of cost variances and for recommendation and implementation of plans to reduce or eliminate waste as well as regular monitoring of the health of the company through adept use of Excel and other reports.

  1. Direct finance and accounting functions including general accounting, cost accounting, financial planning and analysis, payroll, A/P, and AR dispute administration 

  2. Determine the financial information requirements of the Dallas site and synchronize the VC and companies needs

  3. Direct and manage the annual financial planning/budgeting, and forecasting process to ensure timely monthly forecasting, and annual Op Plan and Budget

  4. Serve as business partner to support AWS initiatives and make recommendations concerning business operations and resource allocation to improve financial performance and support operational excellence

  5. Oversees the preparation of financial reporting, consolidations, planning and analysis activities and is accountable for timely preparation of meaningful financial and managerial financial reports and analysis that accurately reflect the financial position of reporting entities. Includes variance analysis, margin forecasting, restructuring initiatives and productivity improvement goals

  6. Ensures integrity of all compliance, internal and external reporting and coordination with VC and companies financial organizations and in line with US-GAAP and Local-GAAP and local legal requirements.  Drives Sarbanes-Oxley planning, coordination, site reviews and testing while working in conjunction with VC and companies Industries Internal Audit, internal auditors and external auditors

  7. Assess current talent and determine staffing levels and strategic plans for talent development and succession planning

  8. Develops and/or administers functional objectives, operating policies and procedures, budget and strategic action plans for achieving goals

9.    Provides leadership and motivation by establishing clear objectives, communicating specific performance feedback, and giving timely and thorough performance reviews (PFP)

10.  Drive continuous improvement in terms of cost of finance as well as performance level.  Meet yearly budget/forecast goals in quantitative measures

11.  Build strong accounting support team

The company offers and outstanding compensation and benefits package, medical, dental and life insurances; Investment Savings Plan (includes 401K) with employer matching. If you are looking for an exciting career with a world-class organization, make the move to join their team.

Required Experience:

  • BS/BA Accounting or Finance.  MBA or relevant advanced degree highly preferred. CPA and/or CMA certifications would be a plus.

  • Should have 10+ years relevant financial experience, with 5+ years of Cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.  Experience must also include a strong focus on financial planning, reporting and analysis in a manufacturing environment along with a demonstrated command of general and operational accounting, specifically Corporate, Legal and Regulatory requirements, cost accounting, project accounting (where appropriate) and day-to-day operational support.

  • Additional experience in managing Sarbanes Oxley Compliance and operations planning and forecast required.

  • Must have strong communication, organizational and analytical skills with expert proficiency in MS Office.

Desired Skills:

  • Technical skills in Finance & knowledge in US-GAAP:

  • Cost accounting and financial analytics with ability to drive into details and “forensic accounting” as necessary

  • ERP Implementation experience and financial systems orientation is strongly preferred.

  • Time management and organizational skills

  • Planning and preparation

  • Proactive basis communication

  • Sense of urgency towards meeting deadlines and resolving open issues

  • Some travel required including international travel

  • This role is viewed as a key pipeline role and the successful candidate must have the interest and ability to relocate in the future.

  • Candidate should be a self-starter and highly motivated. Motivation to grow within the company is a must. 

  • Strong ethical standards are expected.

Minimum Education Requirements

BS/BA Degree or Equivalent

Percent of Travel Required