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Senior Financial Analyst in Warren, MA at Circor Career Site

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

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BUSINESS: CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense   

LOCATION:  Warren, MA 

DIRECT REPORTING:  Director, Finance


CIRCOR Naval Solutions started in 1897 under Warren Pumps®, following a legacy of pump builders in whose origin span over 200 years in the town of Warren.  Under CIRCOR Naval Solutions this division is best known for serving the U.S. Navy’s submarine and surface ship programs.  The highly engineered and custom-built pumps are made of a wide variety of exotic materials and span an envious range of both centrifugal and positive displacement technologies.  Every submarine and aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet as well as many other U.S. naval vessels depends on the pumps manufactured at Warren.

CIRCOR Portland Valve was organized in 1973, originating in Portland Maine and moved its operations to Warren, Massachusetts at the end of 2011.  CIRCOR Portland Valve is a major valve supplier on the Submarine & Destroyer programs. The company’s products include a broad range of specialized valves for various shipboard services.


  • Centrifical Pumps (Single stage, Multistage, Propellor)
  • Rotary Screw Pumps
  • Reciprocating Pumps
  • MRO (parts, repairs and field service)



  • Build To Print Valves for Submarines (Ball, Gate, Check, Manifolds)
  • Highly Engineerined Control Valves
  • Autonomous Damage Control Valves
  • Electric and Pneumatic Actuators
  • Repairs



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.  The position will support the department managers with budget-to-actual and detailed transaction reporting and will troubleshoot and solve problems that affect the accuracy of the financial statements.

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

  • 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 basis. 
  • Provide analysis on financial performance and variances for use by the Company for corporate presentations.
  • Provide support to strategic corporate initiatives and projects: presentations, complex scenarios analyses, financial modeling, etc.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 


  • Functional/Technical Skills - Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting rules and practices. Is experienced in applying accounting and finance concepts and principles in a manufacturing and defense accounting (DFARS, FAR, TINA, etc.) environment.
  • Action Oriented -  Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Drive for Results - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Ethics & Values - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.
  • Integrity & Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Problem-Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.


Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Energetic, self-starter with ability to drive results
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Exceptional analysis skills
  • Bias toward process improvement
  • Experience with integrated ERP system in manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to perform responsibilities with modest guidance, self-directed
  • Ability to influence and persuade department leaders and professional staff
  • Analytical capacity to identify operational problems and analyze variances from expected results


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or equivalent
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on cost accounting, financial analysis, consolidations and technical accounting.
  • Experience with a large, multinational corporate manufacturer a plus


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


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