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IDEX Operations Accounting 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 ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Primary Function:

Manage and coordinate the cost and manufacturing accounting requirements for Viking Pump U.S. and subsidiaries. Act as the accounting "superuser" for all JD Edwards cost financial applications. Improve the financial processes and controls and assist other functional areas to improve profits, reduce working capital and improve the efficiency of all processes. Oversee the Cost Accountant, Accounts Payable Representative, Inventory Specialist(s) and Corporate FDP participant (if applicable).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Majority of time will be spent partnering with Operations teams on projects, cost savings initiatives, and providing data as requested.

  • Review accuracy of and approve weekly check payments and monthly wire payments.

  • Review and approve completed cycle counts.

  • Manage cost and inventory accounting for Machine Shop and Foundries.

  • Improve cost and inventory accounting by working with cross-functional teams using formal corrective action procedures.

  • Participate in Operations cost savings projects, including completing savings forecast and review results of completed projects.

  • Work closely with Supply Chain group in performing sourcing analysis and justifications.

  • Responsible for the training and development of the Corporate FDP (Finance Development Program) participant.


  • Prepare analysis of monthly Manufacturing expenses, including identifying spend areas for review with Operational Managers/Supervisors.

  • Prepare monthly spend forecast for Manufacturing, combined with Cost Accountant’s productivity forecast for a complete P&L variance forecast.

  • Prepare monthly direct charges forecast.

  • Own, review and forecast the accounts payable and inventory balances, including any corresponding valuation reserves.

  • Review reconciliations and analysis completed by direct reports.

  • Lead annual physical inventory, including cost roll-up.

  • Oversee annual rate studies including labor & burden and fringe benefits.

  • Prepare monthly cycle count statistics.

  • Work closely with Supply Chain and Manufacturing group in performing EOZ analysis and in developing inventory reduction programs.

  • Perform all month-end closing process activities related to cost accounting and manufacturing to support IDEX financial reporting.

  • Review and approve yearly 1099 tax forms.

  • Complete annual performance evaluation and goal setting process for entire team.


  • Lead and assist with special projects and duties as assigned by both the Finance and Manufacturing team.


  • Provide guidance to team members and processes, including performance reviews and goal setting.

  • Responsible for all Sarbanes-Oxley compliance issues related to cost accounting and manufacturing functions.

  • Understand and review the chart of accounts from a cost perspective.

  • Maintain a working understanding of the Cost Accountant’s job and procedures. Provide reasonable assistance with duties if needed.

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).

Business Unit: Viking Pump

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies