The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19978

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/9/2018 4:54 PM)
    Shared Services Assistant Controller
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • 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

    Responsible for managing O&G Global Finance Shared Services day to day operations from O&G Global Headquarters in Fort Worth which would include both General Ledger Accounting and Accounts Payable Teams. Also, this role would be a key leader on the O&G Global Finance Shared Services project rolling out in 2019. Opportunity for eventual advancement to Global Shared Services Controller role.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities



    Including but not limited to:

    • Manages both Global Shared Services General Ledger and Global Shared Services Accounts Payable teams
    • Train and evaluates global employees (sometimes remotely for locations outside of Fort Worth) to enhance their performance and development for future leadership roles. Addresses performance issues and makes recommendations for personnel actions
    • Key contributor/leader/project team member on O&G Global Finance Shared Services project slated to run into 2019; will provide expert opinion on a number of different key decisions related to the project
    • Responsible for all Global O&G location balance sheets which includes detailed review of account reconciliations as well as financial reporting
    • Key leader in accounting month-end closing and year-end closing process
    • Compiles and analyzes financial information to review journal entries to accounts including recurring entries, prepaids and accruals/provisions
    • Acts as a liaison between the company, vendors, purchasing, receiving and other internal departments to meet information needs and to ensure that proper information is maintained for historical purposes
    • Recommends process improvements to Shared Services Controller
    • Work with supporting departments and teams across O&G Division globally to resolve issues that arise on a timely basis
    • Opportunity for advancement to Global Shared Service Controller role at which time Internal Controls (Compliance) team and additional responsibilities would transition


    • Deliver Financial Targets based upon Budget for Sales, EBITDA and working capital
    • Compliance and Financial Statement Integrity
    • Improve processes around quality, customer service and efficiency

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:



    • Bachelor’s and Master degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Seven or more years of progressive experience in full cycle industry accounting
    • Public and full cycle industry accounting mix will also be considered
    • Minimum of two years of managerial experience
    • Large public or private company experience (>$500M in annual revenue)
    • Prior experience in both presenting/working closely with key executives or decision makers
    • Heavy balance sheet reconciliation review experience



    • Accounting shared service or finance shared service experience
    • Experience working with global accounting or finance teams
    • Multi-site financial consolidation and multi-currency experience
    • IFRS experience
    • Managerial experience would preferably be leading multiple teams
    • Proven track record of process improvement
    • Manufacturing or Oil & Gas industry experience


    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 vendors, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to management and internal customers.



    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  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.


    Computer Skills:

    Working knowledge of Word, Access and PowerPoint with extensive knowledge of Excel. Syteline ERP experience a plus.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    CPA license required


    Physical Demands:

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


    Work Environment:

    Moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)


    Travel Requirements:

    10%-15% travel required as part of role in Global Finance Shared Services rollout

    Core Competencies

    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.


    Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.


    Building Effective Teams – Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


    Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


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


    Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.


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