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IDEX Finance Manager, Airtech US in Rutherford, New Jersey

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 ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.


The Airtech US Finance Manager is responsible for partnering with the business to achieve financial commitments, optimize working capital, drive process improvement, systems, and financial reporting functions for Airtech US Pumps and Valves businesses.

Reporting to the Group Director Finance, the Airtech US Finance Manager will partner closely with Airtech Pumps and Valves GMs, as well as key functional leaders to provide strategic financial and business leadership. This role will be responsible for providing financial and business oversight of management reporting, financial planning / analysis, business strategy initiatives, capital investments, and special projects. In this highly decentralized environment, this person will have full responsibility for the business units P&L and balance sheet, cost accounting, and working capital, as well as ownership of operational controls, audit and SOX. This person will be expected to evaluate, design action plans and execute on operational efficiency opportunities for current procedures and processes. The Airtech US Finance Manager will have Cost/FP&A reporting directly and will partner with the centralized controllership team on day-to-day accounting activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Business Partnership & FP&A:

  1. Provide accurate financial results monthly, review and summarize variances of consolidated financial results for US Pumps and Valves leadership and drive a bias for action through a strong countermeasure culture.

  2. Deliver quality, forecasts with input and accountability from the business meeting both internal BU and corporate timelines – drive focus around key variances, trends, and risks and opportunities.

  3. Responsible for annual operating plan process, monthly forecasting / reporting, and support for strategic planning.

  4. Drive IDEX operating model culture – specifically around Monthly Business Review (MBR) and root cause countermeasure culture – provide actionable information timely and drive a bias for action across the businesses. Demonstrate leadership in Daily Management. Drive action around 8020 P&L’s.

  5. Build out and stabilize a monthly business rhythm for close, forecast and MBR.

  6. Partner with the Pumps and Valves GM’s and staff to complete IDEX integration activities, manage commercial growth, manufacturing unit’s efficiency and productivity, ES&A and working capital.

Process Improvement:

  1. Drive ERP system (JDE) process improvement with specific focus on AP and Inventory. 2. Lead JDE implementation for smallest site.

  2. Develop commercial and operations reporting to support analytics – gross margin mix, DMI, Price

  3. Partner with centralized controllership team to drive a 1 day reduction in close cycle

  4. Leads and/or participates in special projects and assignments as required.

Controllership :

  1. Responsible for asset preservation and working capital management – specifically focused on inventory control and capex. Partner with the business and controllership team to strategically drive improvements in DSO and DPO.

  2. ​Complete US Pumps and US Valves IKCQ assessments of IDEX SOX controls.

  3. ​Ensure strong control around cycle count processes and inventory management, customer credit controls etc.


  • Management & Development of FP&A/Cost accounting talent


  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills

  • Ability to be a team player and build relationships at all levels within the organization

  • Consistently operate at the highest level of integrity and is never willing to compromise with regards to ethical standards.

  • Maintain and continually updates knowledge of the Company's product(s) and operating procedures to properly and effectively maintain accounting records which reflect the Company's operation and financial results.

  • Willingness to travel 20%


  • Degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA preferred.

  • 8+ yrs progressive accounting and leadership experience.

  • Experience in reviewing, analyzing, and implementing accounting and financial reporting standards.

  • Advanced PC / ERP / Database experience.

  • Solid experience and working knowledge of GAAP; ability to research and apply accounting pronouncements as appropriate.

  • Experience and knowledge of SOX requirements.

Airtech is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Job Family: Finance

Business Unit: Gast