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IDEX Finance Manager in Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Primary Function:

Build a highly effective Finance Team for Viking Cedar Falls, including career development and performance management. Guide managers to improve team performance and development of individuals. Ensure the team assists in and meets the strategic and financial vision of the General Manager and Vice President of Finance and IT. Assist other functional areas in identifying and carrying out business initiatives to improve profits, reduce assets and speed-up processes. Oversee the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Accounting and Cost Teams and their duties.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Daily/Weekly:

  • Provide valuable feedback to employees to ensure career enrichment.

  • Review the current team work balance and responsibilities.

  • Manage credit and collection, accounts payable, general accounting and cost functions of the business.

  • Review weekly check runs for Viking Cedar Falls and Wright Flow US.

Monthly/Yearly:

  • Recruit and train finance personnel.

  • Participate in the Management Executive Development process.

  • Oversee the maintenance of strong internal controls thought the business.

  • Coordinate the record retention function.

  • Assist other functional areas as needed in business analytics and process improvement.

  • Serve on cross-functional teams.

  • Partner with various members of management and leadership to drive KPI performance.

  • Work with the senior leadership team and managers to develop the annual operating plan.

Advanced:

  • Prepare the monthly and/or quarterly orders and sales forecast, working with the Segment leaders to establish monthly targets.

  • Full financial ownership of the Viking Cedar Falls financial statements, including income statement and balance sheet.

  • Lead an international business unit finance team, including career development and performance management.

Other:

  • Provide ad-hoc financial analysis when needed.

  • Provide financial understanding training to Viking and IDEX employees, and the finance team.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Accounting, Finance or other related field.

  • CPA, CMA or MBA a plus.

  • 7-10 years’ experience in a similar-sized, multi-site operation, including manufacturing.

  • Consolidation of international operations, preferred.

  • Management experience in finance, accounting and manufacturing accounting.

  • Experience in leading a multi-level team preferred.

  • Experience in a process focused organization (Six Sigma, Lean and Value Streams).

  • Experience with Hyperion and JDEdwards preferred

  • Proven track record, demonstrated by progressive level of growth in responsibility.

  • Experience working for a publicly traded company preferred.

Other Special Requirements:

  • Goal oriented self-starter.

  • Strong leadership skill set.

  • Ability to initiate and drive positive change in an organization.

  • Operations and commercial literacy.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Superior knowledge of, and skills in, personal computer spreadsheet operations.

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills.

  • Ability to gather, analyze and present data.

  • Ability to supervise and direct employees on financial and system projects.

  • Ability to provide direction and establish priorities for direct reports as well as provide proper feedback and critical evaluations of personal and departmental performance.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • JDEdwards, Hyperion and BlackLine working knowledge.

Work Environment Requirements:

  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex.

  • Perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Viking Pump General Manager, Senior Leadership Staff, Departmental Managers and Supervisors.

  • IDEX Executive Office, mainly the IDEX Finance Team.

  • Viking Pump International Subsidiaries personnel.

  • Other IDEX business units, including Finance Teams.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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