Controller, Branch Operations

The Role:

The Operations Financial Controller is responsible for providing financial support for both the packaging plant and rental and sales branch. This is the lead Finance business partner role to these operations. Key areas of responsibility include: month end close, financial reporting, variance analysis, working capital management, budgeting/forecasting and operations support. This position is located in Bridgeport, New Jersey.
Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manage monthly close process, including local ERP ownership, supplying reporting requirements to Corproate and interacting with Global Shared Services
  • Prepare monthly management reports, key performance metrics and variance analysis
  • Support all aspects of operations
  • Ensure Xylem policies and processes are followed
  • Monitor controls to ensure a strong internal control environment
  • Develop tools to provide critical financial and operational information and make actionable recommendations on both operations and strategy
  • Participate in strategic projects to support business goals
  • Ownership of budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Manage working capital performance
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • 7+ years of finance experience
  • Bachelor s degree in Finance, Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Public accounting experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Hyperion skills
  • Understanding of manufacturing operations
  • Strong cost accounting skills
  • Articulate, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinker who has the ability to roll up their sleeves when necessary
  • Problem solving and financial analysis skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Change manager able to establish a vision and steering teams to align with Xylem s strategies

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