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Controller, Branch Operations

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world's water challenges. The Company's products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company's more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all ? that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.
The Americas Commercial Team (ACT) has total annual revenue of $1.8M business conducting business in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America (7 countries). The ACT is supported by 8 manufacturing locations and 70 operating branches (60 in the U.S. and 10 in Canada). The ACT branch operations account for approximately $800M annual revenue
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
Physical Demands:
(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
Work Environment:
(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
EOE including disability and veteran

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