VP FP&A and Investor Relations in Burlington, MA at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

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Position Summary

This role will provide accurate and timely financial reporting, coordinate the month-end close with Financial Shared Services personnel and prepare the financial forecasts.  The position will also coordinate the activities to support internal and external audits and perform reviews and reconciliations required for the Sarbanes-Oxley control set.  

Principal Activities

  • Financial stewardship: Maintain the integrity of the accounting and financial books of record and maintain a proper control environment over company assets and expenditures. Oversee the month-end close, ensuring all journal entries and accruals are properly recorded in accordance with US GAAP and company policy
  • Internal Controls: Provide main point of contact with internal and external auditors; fulfill or ensure that others on Finance team fulfill requests from internal and internal auditors. Perform reconciliations for accounts not covered by Financial Shared Services and review reconciliations performed by others.  Perform certain SOX controls and approvals as agreed with Director-Finance
  • Reporting and Analysis: Prepare and analyze performance reports, financial statements and operational metrics. Present and effectively communicate performance results to local and AFS Group management teams in local currency and USD to facilitate a clear understanding of key performance indicators and provide insight into cost drivers. Complete or follow up on others to complete all required financial and KPI inputs to the consolidated reporting system on a timely basi 
  • Cost Accounting: Perform reviews of cost accounting entries and cost changes prepared by the cost accounting function
  • Controlling, Planning and Forecasting: Take the lead role in the preparation of the annual operating budget and monthly forecasts (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flows).  Oversee budget accountability process with budget owners 
  • Capital investment: Control the issuance and approval of Capital Authorization Requests. Ensure proper capital / expense recording. Analyze and track expenditures and provide variance analysis 
  • Financial Projects: Provide financial leadership for activities involving Sales and Operations and as directed by the Director-Finance.  Examples include make vs. buy studies, product line P&Ls, operations restructuring, distribution and pricing analyses and activity-based costing
  • Cash Flow: Prepare periodic cash flow forecasts and reports and coordinate these forecasts and actual reporting against forecast with Financial Shared Services.
  • Tax:  Ensure that tax notices are addressed on a timely basis
  • Productivity / Process Improvement: Using Lean tools, drive improvements in financial processes and represent financial function in cross functional improvements, including automation of manual activities, improvements in the quality and consistency of data and analysis, and elimination of non-value added work. Identify cost reduction or efficiency opportunities and lead related cross functional projects, Kaizen activities, or other initiatives as required
  • Initiatives: Provide financial support to drive key site improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, project accounting, pricing controls, product line reporting, SKU margin improvement and cost reduction programs 

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum 5 years in site or corporate accounting roles
  • Experience with integrated ERP system in manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Moderate-to-advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to perform responsibilities with modest guidance, self-directed
  • Ability to influence and persuade department leaders and professional staff
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • US GAAP experience and understanding
  • Knowledge in accounting, FP&A and audit
  • Analytical capacity to identify operational problems and analyze variances from expected results
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance preferred
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Big 4, large firm public accounting or public company internal audit experience preferred
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or equivalent
  • CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred


  • U.S. Citizen

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