Business Unit Controller in Cheswick at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/8/2021

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Transform Your Tomorrow...Today at Curtiss-Wright

EMD, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright in Cheswick, PA designs, manufactures, tests and provides after-market support for the most advanced, proven and reliable critical function pumps, motors, generators, seals, control rod drive mechanisms and power conditioning electronics available anywhere in the world today. Curtiss-Wright EMD has a long-standing and distinguished reputation for the design, development, manufacture and qualification of critical-function machining solutions for the United States Navy and the commercial nuclear utility industry.

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a complete benefit package includes medical, dental, vision and life insurances, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and vacations/holidays. http://www.emd.cwfc.com/

The Opportunity | Business Unit Controller

Reporting directly to the Business Unit GM, this position coordinates, administers and controls financial operations for a $250-$350M business unit in the Pittsburgh area.

The ideal person works across the organization as a business partner to review, analyze and interpret financial performance and trends. Leads a Finance team committed to excellence in Business Planning, Analysis, Compliance and Accounting operations. Exhibits high level of skill in financial modeling. Oversees the development of financial systems and procedures required to execute financial reporting / accounting requirements and maintain controls. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure sound operation of the department. Evaluates Customer Proposals and makes recommendations regarding business and strategic worthiness to proceed. Provides tax, insurance and other reports required by governmental regulations, audit agencies and corporate governance.

Your Challenge:

  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and other regulatory or governmental requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as well as Corporate Policies and Procedures. Be attuned to early warnings of financial control gaps and be able to proactively implement action plans to swiftly remedy.
  • Direct the functional areas within Financial Reporting / Analysis and Cost Accounting / Compliance while coordinating an effective liaison with various areas of Corporate Shared Services. Revenue recognition, Compliance and Risk management are focus areas.
  • Provide counsel and advice to business units or management in developing objectives, strategies and tactics from a financial and accounting perspective
  • Participate in senior management team meetings to review financial performance against objectives and targets; develop strategies to overcome obstacles to growth and performance
  • Encourage ideas and creative approaches for continuous improvement
  • Stay informed regarding potential liabilities faced by the company on all fronts and work with the senior management team to mitigate these. Recognize early signs of financial problems and be able to provide suggestions on decisive action to address or prevent these problems.
  • Establish a clear understanding of other functional areas of company and provide guidance to executives of Business Development, Operations, Quality, HR and Program Management in relation to financial goals and strategies
  • Provide ERP system oversight and support on Financial modules to ensure proper accounting across business activities and multiple business units
  • Prepare and present annual and long-range budgets, monthly forecasts and cash flow projections to guide the financial management of the company.
  • Oversee preparation and timely filing of financial reporting for governmental and multiple audit agencies as well as Corporate requirements.
  • Provide training and guidance to finance staff and non-financial persons across the business

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Financial management discipline (Accounting, Finance)
  • Certification in a recognized professional designation or MBA is a plus
  • 10-15 years' diverse financial experience in various finance / accounting roles; practical experience within a  large equipment manufacturing environment across both government / commercial business
  • 5 to 7 years in a  hands on management position 
  • Knowledge of Oracle preferred or similar ERP system
  • Understanding of Long-Term Contracts, ASC-606, Sarbanes-Oxley, Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Rules
  • Strength of character, with the ability to take clear, decisive action in steering the company's worth and safeguard values
  • A history of active involvement and success beyond the traditional responsibilities of financial reporting
  • Must be US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-AC1

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