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Finance Manager-Tectum Job

DATE: Jul 12, 2019

LOCATION: Newark, Ohio, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Newark, Ohio
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%


Job Output


Reporting to the Director, Finance – Architectural Specialties, the Finance Manager is responsible for all finance and accounting aspects of the subsidiary, partnering with the business management team to drive revenue growth, manufacturing performance, and return on investments in order to meet financial objectives. Key areas of focus for this role include strong leadership skills, ensuring compliance and that internal controls are in place in accordance with Armstrong policies, monthly performance analysis and reporting, budget and forecast development (including cash forecasting), product costing, and calculating return on investments for capital and cost reduction projects.  This role has a strong dotted line to the business subsidiary leadership team.


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.
  • Develops tools to deliver insights into subsidiary profitability, cost performance and return on investments.
  • Engage in proactive employee development initiatives to enhance the skillset and effectiveness of our direct report.
  • Completes 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.
  • Leads and manages special projects as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Materials Manager/Purchasing Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Associate
  • Payroll Technician


Travel:  Less than 10%




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.
  • 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.


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.





  • BS in Accounting or Finance, required. MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience and a solid grasp of manufacturing accounting, required.
  • Experience with SAP, BW, Hyperion, Epicor, or similar ERP system, preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience as a plant controller in a manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Prior supervisory or management experience, preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • CPA a plus




  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies                     




About the Location (Newark, OH)

Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of eleven Armstrong plants in North America. Our Tectum manufacturing plant employs many people across 2 shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of our Tectum product.  With over 60 years of innovation and experience in reducing noise worldwide, our Tectum plant has the right product for your noise problem.


This position is located in beautiful and historical Newark, Ohio, the county seat of Licking County, 40 miles northeast of Columbus.  We also have another location in nearby Hebron. Licking County has lots to offer.  We have an abundance of parks including Newark Earthworks, the National Historic Landmark where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell Culture.   If you want to stay indoors, The Midland Theatre is a beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance, and intimate stage-door performances.




Equal Opportunity Employer: Tectum, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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