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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Rexnord Erie, PA

Erie, PA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Brief Description
This Plant Controller is responsible for the Finance & Accounting function for Zurns ZSPEC and PEX business units with sales exceeding $270 million and 30% EBITDA. Responsibilities include planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating the Units fiscal performance and long-range financial planning as well as ensuring accounting compliance.

Key Accountabilities
Leads the ZSPEC and PEX strategic planning and budgeting process. This includes preparing and managing the data collection process, building the financial statements and presenting information formally.
Partners with the ZSPEC and PEX Leadership Team to develop and execute strategic deployment initiatives and provides leadership in the Units overall business management.
Monthly financial forecasting and actual performance management and reporting. This includes timely and accurate reporting against budget and forecast variances in addition to driving efforts to understand root causes of variances and establish recovery actions when necessary.
Financial oversight of the manufacturing business by publishing metrics and participation in daily management processes driving continuous improvement.
Identifies and drives special studies on new products and product line profit contribution.
Performs Capital acquisition review and analysis.
Implements, maintains and owns internal operating procedures and controls that contribute to the optimal utilization of company resources while safeguarding its assets.
Collaborate with the Corporate Controllership function to ensure compliance to US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, Corporate policies and procedures and local statutory requirements.
Responsible for leading the Controllership function on all monthly, quarterly and year-end closings, and the accurate and timely reporting of financial information to Unit Staff, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Tax and Property Accounting, and internal/external auditors.
Responsible for the management and development of the Units financial team.

Job Requirements

BS Accounting, Finance or related field, MBA and/or CPA preferred.

Minimum of 7 years progressive experience in financial functions within a manufacturing company with two or more years at a management level.

Strong problem solving, analytical skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.

Thorough knowledge of cost accounting, inventory analysis and inventory control methods.

Demonstrated ability of performing investment analysis including IRR, payback period, and NPV.

Thorough knowledge of MS Office Suite and ERP systems in general, ERP system implementation, and financial dashboard software.

Demonstrated leadership capability and active role in strategic planning and deployment.

Excellent organizational, planning, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to educate non-financial associates on basic and complex financial principles.

Capabilities and Success Factors

Strong work ethic with ability to inspire similar behavior from staff.

Exposure to US and International issues including foreign currency and transfer pricing issues.

Experience within a lean manufacturing environment, formal training on lean six sigma a plus.

Highly motivated with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Desire to pursue a long-term career with a leading progressive company.


Competitive Salary

Matching 401(k) contribution

Discretionary Personal Reimbursement Account

Exceptional Benefits

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)

Educational Reimbursement

Matching Gift Program

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled