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Senior Financial Analyst

Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Watts Water Technologies family of companies designs and manufactures valves and related products that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial, and municipal applications. Everything we design is made to keep the Earths most precious resource safer, cleaner, and more useful for our customers. Reporting to the Finance Manager Water Quality Platform, this individual will act as the primary finance business partner to the Water Quality Instrumentation business unit (heretofore HF) as well as the finance site lead for manufacturing operations, who will provide real-time support and analysis, be a trusted advisor, and add value by improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on the HF business and its link to business strategies. This position will support both the Platform Finance Manager, and the local HF team in all areas of financial accounting, reporting, planning and analysis. The individuals core competencies will include, but not limited to, managing the accounting, cost records, and internal control requirements of the HF manufacturing site; supporting the Operations leader with productivity and utilization analysis to drive business/manufacturing results; and servicing internal business unit customers with Monthly Operating Reviews, Forecasting, Budgeting, Strategic Planning and New Product Development. Both components of this position will involve sorting through complex data and preparing meaningful information to drive informed decision making, respond to finance deliverables, and establish business performance metrics that accurately measure the health of the HF business. This individual will work cross functionally to identify areas of improvement in process and operations, influence change, identify waste, and implement best practice. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: - 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 (KPIs) 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 Sites 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 Watts 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 EDUCATION: - BS/BA in Accounting or related BS/BA degree with equivalent experience - MBA/CPA a plus EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS: - 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 Watts organization DIRECT REPORTS : This role has no direct reports. *PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. *WORK ENVIRONMENT: - Work in office and manufacturing environments - May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting. OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: Travel requirements are minimal. *As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES: 1. Collaborate Across Workgroup 2. Initiate Positive Change 3. Deliver High Quality Results 4. Focus on the Customer 5. Develops Self & Others 6. Accountability By linking this application to your LinkedIn profile, you agree that you consent to Watts and any of its affiliates, divisions, and/or third party service providers accessing and using the information on your LinkedIn profile for the purposes of assessing your application. Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Keywords: WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, Fort Myers , Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Myers, Florida

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