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IDEX Director of Finance in West Henrietta, New York

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Director of Finance


IDEX Health & Science-Life Science Optics


Vice President of Finance, IH&S


West Henrietta, NY


The Director of Finance – Life Science Optics will be an integral member of the Life Science Optics Leadership Team. This person will be responsible for providing financial solutions to grow sales, expand margins and generate strong cash flow. They will also be responsible for maintaining a financial reporting/internal control system that will provide management with the appropriate financial and operating information and data analytics. The Director of Finance will develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise and positively improve operating results in terms of profitability, performance, operational excellence and other criteria that directly reflect the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the LSO business unit.


The Finance Director is a key member of the LSO Leadership Team and aids in the planning, direction, and policymaking. This person also communicates and supports the strategic and operational plans of the LSO business unit. Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the VP/GM and entire LSO Leadership Team and frequently communicates with peers, LSO, and IH&S group management. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, trust, teamwork, confidentiality, and professionalism.


  • Provide financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting & strategic guidance for the global LSO business

  • Globally, ensure all compliance with legally mandated external financial reporting, including the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) reporting requirements

  • Audit the operations for compliance to corporate and business unit policies and procedures

  • Prepare & consolidate financial statements and ensure timely and accurate financial results for the global business

  • Prepare detailed analyses of financial statement results for presentation to the VP of Finance for the business unit, including cost trends, customer profitability, product line profitability, and variance analysis

  • Direct the overall accounting function including general ledger, and monthly close

  • Lead financial reporting, financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, and product line profitability analysis while improving financial processes to drive increased efficiency

  • Responsible for the overall management and development of the LSO Finance Department, including staff supervision

  • Provide coaching and encourage the talent development of the finance team. Participate in executive development

  • Assures that an effective financial plan for the control of operations by implementing and effectuating an adequate control environment

  • Guarantee the accuracy and ongoing maintenance of the financial system.

  • Support investment decisions by providing a return on investment/net present value/etc., calculations and applies appropriate benchmarks to maximize returns

  • Drive, support, and utilize the Company’s process improvement initiatives

  • Lead and/or participate in special projects and assignments as required

  • Strive to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial reporting and data analytical support of the LSO business unit


  • Management experience in accounting and cost accounting expertise is required

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with progressive financial responsibility and accountability in a manufacturing-based, industrial environment

  • Must have prior exposure to all facets of the function, particularly operational finance, control, and financial planning and analysis

  • Proven experience with US GAAP and SOX requirements

  • Experience in a process focused organization and experience working with J.D. Edwards, or another ERP system is required

  • Driven by the principles of continuous improvement and talent development


  • An in-depth understanding of accounting principles, practices, procedures, and controls on manual and automated systems, and the ability to exercise independent judgment within established systems and procedures.

  • Excellent analytical and forecasting skills, and the ability to translate complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business

  • Ability to work collaboratively with virtual and global teams

  • Proven developer of talent & experience building strong teams

  • Demonstrates the ability to persuade others to achieve excellence and to foster an environment of openness and teamwork; a supportive manner that facilitates their ability to achieve results

  • Demonstrates organizational abilities and excellent project management leadership expertise

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, which include active listening

  • Well-developed business sense, which will include an understanding of markets, customers, and competitors

  • A leader who is self-confident in their own abilities, who is always available to coach or counsel others

  • A perceptive, forthright individual with high integrity and sound judgment

  • High energy, a results-oriented manager who is not afraid to take charge and has a high bias for action.

  • Strategic thinker/problem solver who can effectively interface with all levels of employees in an international environment

  • Ability to analyze the details, but also to be able to step back and “look at the big picture.

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

  • This is a site-based role at our West Henrietta, NY facility

  • Requires approximately 10% travel


A business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics, and we are looking to add more talent to the team


Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence (COE) in West Henrietta, NY, is a manufacturing and R&D-focused team that sits at the leading edge of high-end optics for life sciences. Focused on assisting partners at every stage of the development process, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optics-rich foundation of talent, universities, and supporting businesses, Rochester is the ideal location to elevate your career with fascinating work and endless opportunities. Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment, and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


These positions may require lawful access to ITAR/EAR controlled information and employees in this role will need to meet those requirements. Requirements include US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident.

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation 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).

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies