The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18391

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/31/2018 5:26 PM)
    Title
    Controller
    Job Location
    US-WI-Madison
    Shift Schedule
    Day
    Manages Others
    Yes
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.

     

    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.

     

    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.

     

    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.

     

    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

     

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Under the direction of the Finance Director, the Controller is responsible for the day to day operations of the Finance Department and ensuring that all financial activities are in line with company goals and objectives. Responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of all financial data and for providing financial reports required by company management and regulatory and rating agencies in accordance with company policies and procedures.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Provide management with accurate and timely information necessary to make strategic, investment and operating decisions.

     

    Coordinate and process all monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings including the year-end audit and the preparation of internal financial statements of the company in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and Group Financial Guidelines.

     

    Coordinate the preparation and review of information for internal and external audits and then provide to auditors.

     

    Coordinate the preparation and review of information for property tax and income tax returns.

     

    Develop and confer with direct reports to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives which contribute to improved cost, quality, and productivity.

     

    Document accounting policies and procedures.

     

    Maintain accounting ledgers, other financial reports and related and supporting detail or sub-ledger files and reports.

     

    Maintain correct and accurate accounting classification of all expenditures to ensure that inventory records and manufacturing costs are accurate.

     

    Maximize the efficiency of supervised accounting personnel by providing them with training, motivation, and direction, including specific goals and objective productivity targets.

     

    Keep abreast of current accounting trends and practices.

     

    Maintain general ledger chart of accounts and report formats.

     

    Complete special projects as assigned.

     

    Comply with all Finance Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs.

     

    Ensure the training of new and present employees in the processes and methods required to achieve the organization’s standards for quality, quantity, and safety, consistent with the organization’s principles.

     

    Ensure compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations. Ensure the maintenance of departmental housekeeping standards.

     

    Ensure organizational compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Promote affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

     

    Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, ongoing improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.

     

    Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.

     

    Responsible for Environmental Health and Safety management and policy commitments as prescribed for this role in Weir's Duty of Care.

     

    Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Direct supervision of Senior Financial Analyst and Senior Financial Accountant.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    The details described here are representative of those that are encountered by or must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in finance/accounting required, CPA or Masters degree preferred. Five to ten years of progressive financial accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing company.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. . Ability to effectively present information to top management.

     

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    CPA or CMA preferred. Requires a valid driver’s license.

    OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    Strong analytical skills. Excellent computer skills with ERP business systems and spreadsheets. Excellent organization, oral and written communication, motivation, human relations, records keeping, trouble shooting, problem-solving and follow-through skills. Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships. Good work ethic - proactive. Confidence in own abilities and capable of acting decisively. Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously. Effective board and regulatory presentation skills. Ability to project and maintain professionalism with a diversity of people inside and outside the Company. Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability. Willingness and ability to travel as necessary. Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations and maintain attention to detail. Must have a passion for the business and the “will” to succeed.

    MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS

    Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes), calculator, telephone, fax photocopier, etc.   Mid-range ERP system knowledge (MAPICS on IBM AS/400) preferred.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.

     

    The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

     

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

    Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

     

    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

     

    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

     

    Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

     

    Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

     

    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

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