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Finance Manager - Arktura Job

DATE: Sep 19, 2022

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

​Primary location: Los Angeles, California 
Relocation offered: Yes
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 10% 
Non-compete: No 

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

​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 Senior Finance Manager, Architectural Specialties, the Finance Manager is responsible for all finance and accounting aspects for Arktura.  Partnering with the business management team to drive revenue growth, manufacturing performance, and return on investments to meet financial objectives.  The incumbent will have a strong financial background, be well versed in data analytics and visualization, and strategic planning.  The role will have direct responsibility for the finance planning and analysis function in an innovative manufacturing business, requiring an in-the-trenches leadership style as processes are built-out to support analytics and KPI reporting.

 

Key areas of focus for this role include strong leadership skills, ensuring compliance and that internal controls are in place in accordance with company policies, monthly performance analysis, budget and forecast development (including cash forecasting), product costing, development of management reporting, utilizing predictive analytics and statistical models to gain insights into future performance, leading finance in software implementations and calculating return on investments for capital and cost reduction projects.

 

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

 

  • Partners with the subsidiary sales and operational leadership to drive scalable, profitable growth.
  • Quickly develops analytical frameworks and performs analysis using SQL, Excel, or other data analytics tools to develop actionable insights for a high-value area of the business.
  • Develops tools to deliver insights into subsidiary profitability, cost performance, price margin analysis and return on investments.
  • Develops and implements BI solutions for monitoring and analyzing business performance.
  • Supports the Arktura Finance Team in all aspects of the subsidiary month-end closing and 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.
  • Develops product cost model to enable effective custom project cost quote process.
  • Prepares and develops the annual plant budget, including development of projected revenues, standard costs, manufacturing period expense and SG&A expenses.
  • Supports the business in generating and quantifying cost savings opportunities.
  • Provides financial analysis to business leadership, Internal Audit, and external auditors as requested.
  • Implements key internal controls in accordance with company policies.
  • Leads and manages special projects, as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Potential exists for this position to have 1-3 direct reports.

 

Travel:  Minimal; Less than 10%

 

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

 

  • Ability to analyze and forecast revenue, operational costs and SG&A expenses.
  • Strong background in manufacturing costing.
  • SQL knowledge and Excel proficiency required (Python, Java, a plus).
  • Expert knowledge of business intelligence tools and dashboard/data visualization skills (Power BI, Cognos, Tableau, Looker, etc.).
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills.
  • Proven operational leadership skills in implementing and supporting new 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.

 

 

Required Education/Experience

 

  • BS in Accounting or Finance.
  • 7+ years of experience and a solid grasp of manufacturing accounting.
  • 7+ years ERP experience.
  • 5+ years of business intelligence, data analytics or insights experience.
  • Prior supervisory or management experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • MBA
  • Experience with Infor SyteLine, SAP, BW, Hyperion, Epicor, or similar ERP system.
  • 3+ years of experience as a plant controller in a manufacturing environment.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

 

  • CPA a plus

                  

 

Physical 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.

 

 

             

 

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 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of twelve facilities.

 

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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