Division Controller in Cheswick at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/2/2021

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Transform Your Tomorrow...Today at Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright's EMS Division provides high-performance pumps, valves, steam turbines, air compressors, motors and generators that are integral to powering the U.S. Navy nuclear fleet. We also supply critical reactor coolant pump technology and steam turbines for commercial nuclear power plants.

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.cw-ems.com/

The Opportunity | Division Controller

Reporting directly to the division's VP/GM, this position coordinates, administers, and controls financial operations for a $450 plus million dollars business with multi-business units.

Coordinates, administers, and controls financial operations for a division while mitigating financial risk to the Company. Provides tax, insurance and other reports required by governmental regulations. Reviews, analyzes, and interprets financial and budgetary reports. Directs all aspects of accounting operations and the preparation of annual financial forecasts. Oversees the development of financial accounting systems required to maintain reporting requirements. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Only one incumbent per division

This role can either be located in Pittsburgh PA, Bethlehem PA or Charleston SC.

Your Challenge:

  • Ensures 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. Must stay attuned to early warnings of financial problems, and be able to provide suggestions on decisive action to resolve or address these problems.
  • Administers preparation and timely filing of all financial reporting for governmental and regulatory agencies annually.
  • Works with Shared Services Accounting to ensure proper accounting;
  • Provide counsel and advice to business units or management in developing objectives, strategies and tactics from an accounting and financial perspective.
  • Participates in senior management team meetings to review financial performance against objectives and targets; reveals obstacles to growth and develops strategies to overcome these obstacles.
  • Encourages brainstorming and creative approaches to enhance company's growth, worth and profitability.
  • Stays informed regarding potential liabilities faced by the company on all fronts, and works with the senior management team to mitigate these. Must stay attuned to early warnings of financial problems, and be able to provide suggestions on decisive action to resolve or address these problems.
  • Ensures accurate and timely reporting of financial statements and analyses and interpretation of past, present and indicated future results of the business unit, relating to sales, costs, profits and rate of return and provides reports with observation
  • Oversees the preparation of the annual operating budgets, strategic plans, quarterly financial performance reviews, and follow up controls and comparisons relating to both short-tern and long-term plans.
  • Ensures that the division has adequate systems of internal control in place to effectively protect company assets, and that the operations are conducted in an efficient, cost effective manner.
  • Participates on performing financial modeling and due diligence on possible acquisitions.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in financial management discipline, Masters in Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • Certification in a recognized professional designation
  • 15 years' plus of experience in corporate accounting, preferably in a manufacturing for multi-business units.
  • Prior experience in financial reporting for governmental and regulatory agencies
  • Strong defense background with experience in Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Rules
  • Experience in managing staff, working with auditors, preparation of financial statements and budgets.
  • Knowledge of Oracle/BAAN preferred or similar ERP system
  • Strength of character, with the ability to take clear, decisive action in steering the company's worth
  • A history of active involvement and success in steering companies from the senior management team (beyond the responsibilities of financial reporting)
  • Some travel may be required
  • 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.

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