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Financial Analyst-Technology/Ventures & Manufacturing Job

DATE: Jul 26, 2022

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

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

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$63,170.00 to $123,140.00” 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, product discount programs and many more.
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
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 Manager, Finance – Fixed Assets/Manufacturing, the Financial Analyst, Manufacturing and Technology is the key financial support for the AWI Technology organization (which includes NPD, Innovation, Capital, Business Operation Support, Testing and Quality). The position will require strong analytical and business partnership skills to provide full financial support to these disciplines.  Additional support is also provided to Ventures and the Mineral Fiber Manufacturing Finance team.


The incumbent will enjoy a fast-paced work environment and possess the ability to communicate financial concepts clearly and concisely.  Flexibility and adaptability is required to assist the broader finance team during periods of peak work requirements. This role will provide the successful candidate with experience and insight to senior decision makers and the financial activities critical to the business unit’s success.


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


Advise/Consult - Technology (15%):

  •  Provides financial analysis of both operating expense and operations capital spending to the AWI Technology group. 
  • Manages business confidential information including, but not limited to new product concepts and salaries.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) on proper time accounting for capital projects with overall responsibility for ensuring engineering billing/time tracking accuracy and reporting.
  • Ensures project expenditures comply with internal accounting practices and external governmental regulations.


Analyzing/Reporting and Accounting - Technology (30%):

  • Analyzes actual vs. budget, prior year and estimate.  Highlights trends in use of resources, both human and financial to ensure appropriate use to drive business results.  Develops and oversees reporting of various business measures relative to Technology Value Streams to ensure appropriate organization visibility.
  • Develops and oversees reporting of various expenditure types to organization to ensure effective cost control.
  • Oversees financial closings on monthly and annual basis for both department expense and Operations capital. 
  • Responsible for reporting investor critical product vitality measure, including reporting to Executive Leadership.  Through the use of Tableau, allow for business leaders to see gaps/forward views of future PV
  • Responsible for annual analysis of profit enhancing projects to determine savings across approved projects
  • Assist as appropriate in the application of financial modeling, including discounted cash flow analysis.


Plan and Forecast – Technology (25%):

  • Working with Senior Director, Technology and other Technology leaders to develop estimates, annual expense budget and 3-year strategic plan
  • In conjunction with Technology managers and directors, creates contingency plans to ensure operating cash (both capital and expense) can be tolerated by changes in business climate.


Ventures Partnering (15%):

  • Evaluating and vetting of new opportunities and ideas for Ventures
  • Performs sensitivity analysis and financial modeling using different variables with limited input and through exploratory research
  • Developing business cases with reasonable assumptions, flexibility for different scenarios and consistent output for comparison purposes.  Reviewing and getting buy-in from key stakeholders on inputs/drivers and output
  • Ensures accuracy of monthly reporting and communicates costs for Ventures cost center
  • Support Ventures team by providing the use of strong, repetitive business processes and tools


 Support Manufacturing (15%)

  • Responsible for key business support in monthly analysis activities and special studies to drive profitable decisions.
  • Supports Goods Receipt/Invoice Receipt processes, including reconciling accounts, and timely follow up in compliance with internal controls
  • Aids in loading Inter/Intracompany Trading prices for standard and special items and refreshing these models annually
  • Supports manufacturing reporting, including issuance of monthly Mfg. roll-up, operational key performance indicator reporting and other reporting as required
  • Responsible for working capital forecasting for critical estimates and strategic plan
  • Preparing, forecasting, analyzing and controlling month-end inventory valuations, including FIFO and PEOI.  Partners with operations and logistics to forecast and control business impact of valuations.  


Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Accurate and timely analysis/reporting.
  • Compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Effective customer feedback measures.
  • Measured performance against yearly goals.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  None


Travel:  Minimal travel expected, less than 5%



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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities.
  • 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 & capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent & professional manner.
  • Strong level of business acumen.
  • Passion for delivering results, agility and both internal and external customer focus.
  • Proven ability to challenge the status quo and regularly think of ways to do things differently, more efficiently and with greater productivity.
  • Ability to build relationships.
  • Highly motivated and creative individual who thinks strategically.
  • Knowledge of the building products industry is a plus.



Physical and Mental Demands

The 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 for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related area of study is required.
  • 3+ years of financial or accounting background in a corporate environment.
  • 2+ years of operational finance support preferred
  • Experience with SAP, SAP B/W and OneStream is a plus.
  • Experience with Tableau, desired but not required
  • MBA, desired but not required.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CPA, desired but not required



  • 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 North America.


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.


About the location (Lancaster PA)

Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


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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