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Finance Manager - Turf Job

DATE: Aug 11, 2022

LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Chicago, Illinois 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 5% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$82,100 to $141,350” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

 By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time and many more. 
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 

Reporting to the Director, Finance, Architectural Specialties (AS), the Finance Manager is responsible for all finance and accounting aspects of the plant, partnering with the Business Management Team to drive revenue growth, manufacturing performance and return on investments required to meet financial objectives. Key areas of focus for the Finance Manager include strong leadership skills, ensuring compliance and internal controls are in place in accordance with company policies, job costing, monthly performance analysis, budget and forecast development, and support and analysis of cost reduction initiatives. The incumbent manages and oversees the entire accounting/finance process for the complete Turf P&L, which includes the Gilberts, Elgin, and Chicago facilities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Partners with plant sales and operational leadership to drive scalable, profitable growth.
  • Develops tools to deliver insights into plant profitability, cost performance and return on investments.
  • Engages in proactive employee development initiatives to enhance the skillset and effectiveness of direct reports.
  • Completes all aspects of the plant month-end closing & reporting process.
  • Analyzes results and provides comprehensive insights for variances to various benchmarks including budget, forecast, and prior year.
  • Proactively identifies and drives process improvement initiatives to increase efficiency of finance function.
  • Prepares and develops the annual plant budget, including development of projected revenues, standard costs, manufacturing period expense and SG&A expenses.
  • Develops standard monthly forecasts based on production drivers and key performance metrics.
  • Supports the business in generating and quantifying cost savings opportunities.
  • Provides oversight to the individuals responsible for A/P, A/R, and payroll.
  • Works with Capital Projects Manager to ensure accounting software reflects the same spend as the capital cost book.
  • Provides financial analysis to business leadership, Internal Audit, and external auditors as requested.
  • Implements key internal controls in accordance with company policies.
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures, specific to Turf ERP.
  • Manages new item setup and item updates.
  • Manages inventory control and reconciliation, including reviewing or auditing the adherence to monthly and annual count procedures and assisting with the annual physical inventory.
  • Manages fixed asset control and reconciliation, including assistance with fixed asset physical inventory counts.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Manages a team of 2-3 Accounting professionals

 

Travel:  Minimal; Less than 5%

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

  • Ability to analyze and forecast revenue, operational costs, and SG&A expenses.
  • Proven operational leadership skills in implementing and supporting innovative ideas.
  • Demonstrated ability to link and analyze manufacturing metrics to financial performance.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to share knowledge at appropriate levels of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and corporate personnel.
  • Customer focused with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.

 

Physical Demands

 

The physical requirements 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 talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception 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.

 

  1. Office Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. No PPE is required.

 

  1. Plant Environment – This position operates in a manufacturing setting and can be subject to extreme cold and hot temperatures; uneven walking surfaces with cords, tools, and other obstacles; intermittent loud noises; and dusty or dirty conditions. Required PPE includes hard hat (when required), safety glasses, earplugs, steel toe/composite boots, and fall protection.

 

Education and/or Experience

 

  • BS in Accounting or Finance, required. MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in an accounting/finance role required.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of accounting/finance professionals.
  • Manufacturing cost experience required.
  • 3+ years of experience as a plant controller in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Experience using NetSuite, OneStream, or similar ERP system, preferred.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

 

  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred.

 

Competencies

 

  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies                     

 

Other Skills and Abilities             

 

 

 

Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in the US and Canada.

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.

 

Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.

 

 

Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!


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