IDEX Finance Director – Operations (Lake Forest, IL) in Lake Forest, Illinois

Title: Finance Director Operations (Lake Forest, IL)

Business Unit: IH&S (Shared Services)


1925 West Field Court, Suite 200

Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045

United States

Function: Finance


The Finance Director of Operations (FD) is responsible for the overall management, direction, and integrity of the accounting, finance, systems, and financial reporting functions for all domestic and international Manufacturing business locations within the business unit.

The FD actively partners with the Vice President of Finance and the Vice President of Operations in the planning, direction, and policy making for the company and communicates and supports the strategic and operational plans of the business unit.

The FD provides direction to the accounting/finance staff and leads initiatives across the manufacturing sites to improve, automate, and simplify current accounting and reporting processes to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness.

The FD mentors staff and develops talent to support the growing needs of the company.


  • Reviews monthly consolidated financial statements, applies accounting theory and IDEX policy as appropriate, and insures the timely and accurate completion of all deliverables to IDEX.

  • Responsible for forecasting, budgeting, and support of strategic planning.

  • Responsible for asset preservation and working capital management.

  • Develops a robust internal control framework and insures compliance throughout the organization.

  • Partners with the Vice President of Operations and his staff in managing the manufacturing units.

  • Manages talent by selecting, training, motivating and developing the finance operations staff.


  • Degree in Accounting or Finance and / or MBA required.

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible accounting and leadership experience.

  • Experience in reviewing, analyzing, and implementing accounting and financial reporting standards.

  • Ten years accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Solid working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the ability to research and apply accounting pronouncements as appropriate.

  • Advanced PC / ERP / Hyperion experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of SOX requirements.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to work effectively in a team environment within and outside of the Accounting Department.


  • Leads and/or participates in special projects and assignments as required.

  • Consistently operates at the highest level of integrity and is never willing to compromise with regards to ethical standards.

  • Maintains and continually updates knowledge of the Company's product(s) and operating procedures to properly and effectively maintain accounting records which reflect the Company's operation and financial results.

  • Assures that performance feedback/reviews, and follow-up on employee `feedback, are performed on a formal and informal basis.Identifies and develops candidates for promotion.Performs hiring procedures as required and in accordance with Company guidelines.

  • Maintains the professionalism of the Accounting Department.

  • Ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization

  • Clear, precise communication skills

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills

  • Operations literacy

  • Ability to develop staff and team

  • Strong Controllership focus

  • Attitude of accountability

  • Ability to make tough calls

  • Willingness to travel

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 2064