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 FINANCE MANAGER - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-4630 / Latpro-3788701 
Date posted: Apr-28-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Job Description

Finance Manager - Lifecycle Services, North America

Position Summary:

The Finance Manager - Lifecycle Services, North America is a direct report to the Lifecycle Services Finance Director.  The position will oversee a team of 4 and will be responsible for the financial management of the North American Lifecycle Services (LCS) P&L.  In addition, he/she will provide business decision support to the Senior Regional Director Services - NA, Regional Director SSB-NA, Director Global Process Business SSB, and Global Director Power & Control SSB.

More specific responsibilities include:

  • Financial management for the North American LCS P&L entails business decision support, guidance and oversight of the FP&A processes, reporting, and internal controls.
  • It is key to maximize the time spent in this role on business decision support.
  • Responsibilities for this role will include to review and analyze operating results, and through his/her understanding of the results and identified risks and opportunities, recommend actions to the business partner and leadership team to improve overall operational and financial performance.
  • Work with the Global Analytics & Insights team to ensure meaningful business data and analysis is being provided to the various business partners that helps improve decision making and financial performance.
  • Ensure predictability of financial results by establishing and driving an effective AOP and quarterly forecasting process
  • The Finance Manager - Lifecycle Services, North America, will look beyond the P&L, and provide insight on how to optimize field engineer utilization and project delivery cash flow optimization. 
  • He/she will work with the North America LCS leadership team to identify, review, select and implement productivity opportunities and programs.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support in establishing, maintaining and enforcing proper internal control policies and procedures for the multiple product offerings covered within this scope of responsibility.
  • Work on any special projects, including potential acquisitions, as assigned by the LCS Leadership Team or Lifecycle Services Director of Finance

Key Competencies & Other Skills: 

  • Strategic outlook with the ability to operate as a "change agent" to help establish the newly combined LCS finance organization
  • Proven business partner and expert problem solver; Sorts through complex issues and makes sound recommendations
  • Self-starter who seeks out opportunities for improvement and drives recommendations and solutions to closure.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo in order to enhance productivity, processes and procedures
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers and senior leadership
  • Self-Confident - inspires confidence in others
  • Prior experience in analyzing, forecasting, and planning a P&L
  • Working knowledge of SAP and IFS
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, reporting, corporate governance and other statutory requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Exposure to finance function activities in a global engineering delivery organization
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks
  • An impeccable sense of integrity and business ethics
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Intellectually curious, driving for continued self-development
  • Personal qualities which include being a results oriented, bright, resourceful, service driven finance professional who is capable of managing multiple tasks in a time sensitive environment while remaining even tempered

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Typically requires a minimum of eight years of progressive finance and/or accounting experience is required with a FP&A or General Accounting emphasis
  • Certification / License:  MBA or CPA a plus
  • The ability to work collaboratively across the global finance organization to execute projects, drive standardization and enhance efficiencies  
  • A background supporting a global engineering delivery organization, while not required, is preferred


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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