Manager, Operations Finance

5 - 7 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/03/17
Torrington, CT
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/03/17


Our growing business is in need of a highly motivated Manager of Operations Finance with strong accounting skills to be a key contributor within the Accounting & Finance function of a publicly traded manufacturing company.

  • Ensures compliance with GAAP principles
  • Performs monthly and quarterly account reconciliations
  • Supervises Staff Accountant and Senior Accounts Payable Analyst
  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions
  • Works with direct reports to establish goals for each year, monitors progress and provides coaching, as needed, to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Directs monthly, quarterly, and end of year month-end closing activities to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Conducts journal entry review and audit
  • Produces error free accounting reports and presents results
  • Provides analysis of overhead budget and production variances, labor utilization, and inventory transactions
  • Collaborates with Corporate Accounting managers to support overall department goals and objectives
  • Provides financial support for all manufacturing, supply chain and operations departments
  • Researches and interprets accounting policies and applies observations and recommendations to operational issues
  • Assists in development and implementation of new procedures to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Ensures compliance with existing internal controls and identifies/implements new processes and controls as necessary
  • Assists with quarterly/ annual audits and maintains SOX narratives for areas of responsibility
  • Leads, in conjunction with the Supply Chain group, the annual wall-to-wall physical inventory
  • Supports the VP, Operations Finance in the preparation of the Company’s annual budget and strategic plan
  • Supports the VP, Commercial Finance in development of project financial proformas and various financing due diligence activities, as needed


Education:  B.S. degree with a concentration in Accounting or Finance

Experience:   5 - 10+ years of accounting/financeexperience in a publicly traded company.  Experience in manufacturing strongly preferred.

Technical Skills and Experience

  • Journal entries, month end close processes
  • Strong skills entering and mining data using an ERP System (Microsoft Dynamics AX preferred)
  • Understanding of concepts, practices, and procedures of GAAP accounting
  • Accounting skills coupled with business intelligence and a deep understanding of business user needs to ensure application and operational requirements are met
  • Demonstrated initiative in starting and completing multiple projects
  • Cost Accounting in a dynamic manufacturing environment

Special Skills:

  • A high degree of integrity and ethics
  • Curious, with a willingness to learn the business
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills to interact effectively with every level of the organization
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to achieve resolutions in the best interest of the company
  • Multi-tasker who responds quickly to change with a high sense of urgency
  • Strong sense of customer service to internal customers
  • Works effectively both independently and on cross functional teams
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Excel (e.g., pivot tables and v-lookups) and Power Point


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