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Director, Finance in Warren, MA at Circor Career Site

Date Posted: 8/26/2018

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Job Description


BUSINESS:  CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense        





Position Summary

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is searching for a Director, Finance Warren / Portland Valves to join its team. Key areas include: cost accounting, variance analysis, administrator of our purchase card program, analyzing travel expenses, assistance with tax packages, compilation of financial information for journal entries and account reconciliations, participates in initiatives to increase the efficiency of the department and assistance in completion of special projects.

Principal Activities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as a business partner with Operations to support business plan and provide financial guidance.
  • Provide analysis of manufacturing statistical data in order to understand, explain, and improve the performance of the manufacturing plant.
  • Analyze month end and month to date financial and statistical data to understand the drivers for variances from budget/forecast/prior year and develop improvement plans with operations.
  • Coordinate monthly/quarterly forecasts for the manufacturing plant. Assist in the analysis and understand the impact of cost rolls on product cost and provide reports or data to assist in comparing standard cost to actual production cost.
  • Maintain procedures and controls to monitor financial performance and safeguard the company assets.
  • Support process improvements to improve efficiency and accuracy of financials.
  • Liaison with division/corporate accounting, internal and external auditors as required.
  • Ensure GAAP is followed consistently.
  • Ensure compliance with SOX and participate in implementation of additional controls.
  • Assist in the preparation of the month end reporting package to senior management.
  • Assist in ad hoc requests as required.




  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting rules and practices.
  • Sound, in-depth understanding of concepts and principles in manufacturing and financial accounting.
  • Is an expert in all phases of accounting and has a sound understanding of all theories and practices.
  • Has accounting responsibility for multiple departments and global facilities, performing various accounting activities.
  • Can resolve routine, unusual and highly complex problems demanding/requiring use of conceptual and innovative thinking (i.e., identifying solutions).
  • Operational responsibility for end results planning, finances and budget.
  • Sets policies and business strategy.
  • Able to communicate complex information across multiple functions.
  • Developed communication skills allowing effective negotiating results within the department.
  • Ability to influence cross-functional middle and senior managers.
  • Deadline focused and can work under tight timelines and stress

Job Requirements


Required Qualifications   Minimum qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Progressively increasing responsibility in accounting roles with 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • Successfully perform duties with a minimum of direction or guidance; must be self-directed.
  • Experience with multi-site, inter-company and multi-currency transactions.
  • US Citizenship is required for DOD requirements.


  Desired qualifications:  

  • CPA or CMA strongly preferred
  • Experience working with a government contractor
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and initiate process improvements in accounting and reporting systems.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel (intermediate to advanced level).
  • Leadership experience in continuous improvement in accounting and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Management accounting in “lean manufacturing” operations.
  • Strong ERP experience


CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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