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IDEX Finance Manager in Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

BUSINESS UNIT:

Viking Pump

PARENT CO.:

IDEX Corporation

POSITION:

Finance Manager

LOCATION:

Cedar Falls, IA

REPORTS TO:

Finance Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

Build a highly effective domestic and international Finance Team for Viking and Wright Flow, including career development and performance management. Guide managers to improve team performance and the development of individuals. Ensure the team assists in and meets the General Manager and Finance Director's strategic vision and Finance Manager. Assist other functional areas in identifying and carrying out business initiatives to improve profits, reduce assets, and speed-up processes. Oversee the International Business Units, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Accounting and Cost Teams, and their duties.

DAILY / WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide valuable feedback to employees to ensure career enrichment for both the domestic and international teams

  • Review the current teamwork balance and responsibilities

  • Manage credit and collection, accounts payable, general accounting, and cost functions of the business

  • Review and approve weekly check run for businesses

  • Provide ad-hoc financial analysis when needed.

  • Provide financial understanding training to Viking and IDEX employees and the finance team

MONTHLY / YEARLY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare the monthly and / or quarterly orders and sales forecast, working with the Segment leaders to establish monthly targets

  • Full financial ownership of the Viking Industrial financial statements, including income statement and balance sheet

  • Recruit and train finance personnel

  • Oversee the maintenance of healthy internal controls thought the business, both domestically and internationally

  • Coordinate the record retention function

  • Assist other functional areas as needed in business analytics and process improvement

  • Serve on cross-functional teams

  • Partner with various members of management and leadership to drive KPI performance

  • Work with the senior leadership team and managers to develop the annual operating plan

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to initiate and drive positive change in an organization

  • Able to supervise and direct employees on financial and system projects

  • Capability to gather, analyze, and present data

  • Capacity to provide direction and establish priorities for direct reports

  • Goal-oriented self-starter

  • JD Edwards, OneStream, and BlackLine working knowledge

  • Operations and commercial literacy

  • Practical communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Provide proper feedback and critical evaluations of personal and departmental performance

  • Robust leadership skill-set

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills

  • Superior knowledge of and skills in personal computer spreadsheet operations

PREFERRED BACKGROUND:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA, CMA, and / or MBA is a plus

  • 7-10 years' experience in a similar-sized, multi-site operation, including manufacturing

  • Consolidation of international operations is preferred

  • Experience in a process focused organization (Six Sigma, Lean, and Value Streams)

  • Familiarity working for a publicly traded company; comfortable leading a multi-level team preferred

  • Management experience in finance, accounting, and manufacturing accounting

  • Proven track record demonstrated by progressive growth in responsibility

  • Understanding with OneStream and JD Edwards preferred

WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in-person

  • Ability to move within the office and manufacturing complex

  • General manufacturing, warehouse, and office environment

  • Perform general office functions

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • IDEX Executive Office, mainly the IDEX Finance Team

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers, and all levels of corporate and company personnel

  • Other IDEX business units, including Finance Teams

  • Viking Pump General Manager, Senior Leadership Staff, Departmental Managers, & Supervisors

  • Viking Pump International Subsidiaries personnel

BUSINESS UNIT OVERVIEW (VIKING PUMP):

Viking Pump, a Unit of IDEX Corporation, leads the world to design and manufacture rotary Positive Displacement Pumps for use in some of the most challenging applications. Since 1911, our innovative products have been key contributors to successful operations in virtually every industry—from the military to food and beverage to chemicals, fuels, and plastics—reliably pumping thin, thick, hot, hot, cold, liquid, solid, etc. We offer a wide range of pump models, sizes, and composition and customized, fit for purpose options to meet your strictest requirements. But it's not just about selecting a pump from the catalog. To provide the highest quality results and ensure the right pump for the right application, our specialized Engineering team applies its accumulated knowledge base and expertise to perform:

Site-Specific Problem-Solving; Quality Control of All Finished Products

Full Product Testing (Performance, Hydro, Pneumatic, NPSHR, Sound, & Vibration)

Further Testing, Upon Request (Magnetic Particle, Dye Penetrant, Traceability, & Positive Material Identification)

Liquid Sample Analysis (Rheology Testing & Elastomeric Compatibility)

Our newly expanded lab and 3-D printing capabilities streamline our testing and new product development practices, allowing for faster and more efficient solutions and testing. In 2020, Viking Pump joined forces with a fellow IDEX business unit Wright Flow Technologies and began selling a top hygienic line of products produced by Wright Flow Technologies. This broad line combines local engineering and global distribution with 40 plus years of market expertise and hygienic applications solutions. The expansion of offering rotary lobe, circumferential piston, and centrifugal pumps rounds out a range of product solutions to meet customer's needs.

Furthermore, we have an outstanding network of "local" stocking distributors around the world who are standing by to assist you. Their team members are trained by our engineers to provide the technical, service and sales support you need. They also have specialized application engineers to help with your situation. It's easy and efficient to contact these authorized distributors directly with confidence in knowing we have shared our 100+ years of experience with them. Viking can save you time and money by helping you make the best pump decisions.

ENTERPRISE OVERVIEW (IDEX CORPORATION):

IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging from health, science, safety, fire, and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. With a strong reputation for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is a lean, non-bureaucratic and high performing environment. We're a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure related applications, industrial/municipal fire, and rescue - to name just a few.

Viking Pump (an IDEX business unit) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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