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IDEX Cost & FP&A Analyst in Wheeling, Illinois

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 Cost & FP&A Analyst maintains and monitors cost and manufacturing accounting processes and operations analysis for the Wheeling location. The role is responsible for the timely and accurate collection and reporting of cost and inventory related financial information and cost variance analysis. The role participates in inter-departmental projects as required to support business decisions and profitability improvement. Position requires knowledge of U.S. GAAP and manufacturing / financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, and business operations in a growth-oriented environment.

REPORTING TO : Reports directly to the Controller


  • Participates in the month-end close, including preparation of required journal entries

  • Prepares Monthly Business Review package and supporting analysis

  • Prepares month end manufacturing variance reports

  • Prepares and reviews various daily/weekly operating metrics to monitor business performance

  • Analyzes and reviews bills of material to ensure accurate product costing

  • Prepares actual versus budget analysis, manufacturing profit variance analysis, and actual to standard cost comparisons

  • Performs product line profitability analysis

  • Performs service business profitability analysis

  • Proposes improvements in Operations and Working Capital

  • Organizes and leads the annual physical inventory and cost roll processes and manages the cycle counting process as appropriate

  • Participates in preparation of annual budget and forecast

  • Prepares quarterly EOZ analysis

  • Prepares and performs annual cost roll


  • Degree in Accounting and/or Finance

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to work effectively outside the accounting department

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

  • Experience in a process focused organization (Six Sigma, Value Streams) and experience working with JDE or ERP Systems is highly desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (advanced in Excel). Knowledge of Power BI is a plus.


Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the business operations staff and to provide timely suggestions for cost reduction and margin improvement. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.

  • Ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization

  • Clear, precise communication skills

  • Strong business acumen, operations knowledge and analytical skills

  • Strong understanding of SOX and internal controls, especially in a manufacturing environment

  • Ability to make ethical and sound business decisions to continually mitigate risk for the business

  • Ability to deliver accurate and detailed reports in a timely manner

  • Ability to lead and drive accounting processes

  • Demonstrated project leadership skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure

  • Strong sense of urgency and follow up skills

  • Advanced Excel skills, modeling experience preferred

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).

Business Unit: Fluid Management

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