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IDEX Finance Manager in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Finance Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance - Optics

SITE LOCATION: Center of Excellence, West Henrietta, NY


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.

Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

As 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.

Life Science Optics (LSO):

Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence 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 processes, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optical-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.


This position will support the IDEX Health & Science strategy to provide better solutions, grow sales, expand margins and generate strong cash flow. The individual will maintain a financial reporting/internal control system that will provide management with the appropriate financial and operating information. He/she will develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance, operational excellence and other criteria that directly reflect the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the business unit.

Additionally, this position will lead and develop the local finance staff of 1-3 individuals.

The Finance Manager actively participates with the Management Team in the planning, direction, and policy making and communicates and supports the strategic and operational plans of the business unit. Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the General Manager and Director of Finance, and frequent communication with peers and IDEX group management. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.


  • Partners, supports tactical and strategic initiatives with leadership team through financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting.

  • Ensures all compliance with legally mandated external financial reporting, including the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements.

  • Prepares and consolidates financial statements and ensures timely and accurate financial results for the business. Prepare detailed analyses of financial statement results for presentation to the Director of Finance, including cost trends, customer profitability, product line profitability and variance analysis.

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

  • Directs the cost accounting and inventory accounting processes.

  • Ensures proper controls and effective use of ERP system to drive controls and efficiencies.

  • 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 and ensure that the JDE ERP system operates smoothly.

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

  • Drives, supports and utilizes the Company’s process improvement initiatives.

  • Provides coaching and encourage the talent development of the finance team.

  • Ability to travel approximately 15%.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required. (Business, Finance, Economics, etc)

  • MBA preferred.

  • CPA or equivalent preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in progressively more responsible finance roles in a manufacturing-based, industrial environment. The ideal candidate will have prior exposure to all facets of the function, particularly operational finance, control, and financial planning and analysis. Excellent cost accounting / standard cost knowledge in a multi-level complex manufacturing area.

  • An in-depth understanding of accounting principles, cost accounting in complex manufacturing environment, practices, procedures and controls on manual and automated systems, and the ability to exercise independent judgment within established systems and procedures. Proven experience with US GAAP and SOX requirements.

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

  • Experience managing a business systems function; have an in-depth working knowledge and application of personal computers, including reporting systems such as OneStream or Hyperion. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is needed.

  • Experience in a process focused organization and experience working with J.D. Edwards, SAP, or another ERP System (order to cash) is required.


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

  • A strategic thinker/problem solver who can effectively interface with all levels of employees.

  • An 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.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with virtual teams and processes.

  • Proven experience in developing talent and 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 his/her ability to achieve results.

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


Major responsibilities include the principal functions of the job. The job description shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or other duties that may be assigned during normal operations Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

This statement affirms the continuing IDEX Corporation Policy on non-discrimination in employment and treatment during employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, parental status, veteran’s status, or any other non-job related characteristic or criteria protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at OR call us at 847-498-7070- Job Opportunities.

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 (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.