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IDEX Director, Finance & IT in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Advanced Flow Systems (AFS) includes the Liquid Controls and Corken branded products that make fluid transfer safe, accurate, and efficient. Liquid Controls primarily provide metering, fluid handling and data ecosystem for truck-based custody transfer of highly valuable fuels. They have product solutions to support other downstream oil & gas custody transfer applications as well. Corken offers a wide variety of industrial compression and pumping solutions for the process, energy, and transport industries. Applications include autogas filling stations, bulk plant pumps, tank car unloading, delivery truck, and transport. AFS is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK and sales/service office in Chicago, IL and an employee base of approximately 220+.

The Director of Finance & IT for IDEX Advanced Flow Solutions (AFS) will play a key role in leading the financial & IT operations. This position in partnership with the Business Unit President will provide comprehensive leadership to the business’s management teams in support of IDEX initiatives and its strategy to maximize the combined strengths of its Business Unit to provide better solutions, expand margins and generate strong cash flow. The position requires extensive knowledge of U.S. GAAP and manufacturing / financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, and business operations in a growth-oriented environment.

This individual will develop, direct and maintain a financial reporting/internal control system for the company that provides management with the appropriate financial and operating information and decision support. He / She will develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of growth, profitability, liquidity, operational excellence and other criteria that directly reflect the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.

This key member of the leadership team will significantly influence the long-term direction and growth of the business by their ability to effectively analyze and redirect its resources through accounting and financial reporting that meet or exceed the requirements of its internal and external customers.

Our business is a $115M+ growth-oriented business unit comprising of 2 distinct revenue streams. The position will have 3 direct reports and 10 indirect reports. The position reports directly to the Group Vice President Finance & IT – Energy and provides operational finance support to the AFS business unit President and senior leadership team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct Finance & IT team and assist business unit President and senior leadership teams in the development of strategic plans and supporting objectives, while proactively managing supporting events to assure attainment of agreed upon performance.

  • Manage the company’s accounting & IT functions including general ledger, monthly closings and statutory requirements. Also direct the financial reporting, financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and product & business line profitability analyses.

  • Ensure effective cost accounting, inventory accounting and project costing / tracking processes across the business including control of physical inventories.

  • Instill financial discipline and rigor into investment analyses and justification, capital appropriation and capital budgeting processes.

  • Ensure company’s compliance to corporate internal policies and procedures and legally mandated external financial reporting including Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements, Trade Compliance and Anti-Corruption; manage the interface with internal/external auditors.

  • Deployment and application of IDEX Operating Model core processes based on needs of the business to assist in achieving defined organizational, financial, and business goals.

  • Building and development of a high performing and scalable team including talent pipeline and succession planning

  • Direct preparation of detailed financial analyses and management reporting results for presentation to the business unit President and senior leadership team (AFS), Segment and IDEX Senior Management.

  • Coordinate and administer an effective financial plan for the control of the company’s operations by implementing and effectuating an adequate control environment.

  • Drive, support and utilize the company’s OPEX process improvement initiatives including 8020.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND REQUIRED ABILITIES

  • 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, with the ability to translate complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business.

  • Proven management/supervisory skills, including the ability to persuade others to achieve excellence and to foster an inclusive environment of openness and teamwork; a supportive manner that facilitates his/her ability to achieve results.

  • Demonstrated organizational abilities and excellent project management leadership expertise. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, which include active listening.

  • A well-developed business sense including commercial and operations acumen including an understanding of markets, customers and competitors and key manufacturing levers.

  • A high energy, hands on, results-oriented Leader who is not afraid to take charge and serve on cross-functional teams.

  • 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."

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required.

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in a similar-sized operation, including heavy management experience in financial and manufacturing accounting. Cost accounting expertise is required.

  • Experience in a process focused organization (80/20, Value Streams, Lean) and experience working with JDE and OneStream is highly desirable.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must have a proven track record, demonstrated by a progressive level of growth in responsibility.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Business Acumen: a demonstrated awareness of how businesses work. Ability to align initiatives and processes which contributes to achieving the business' goals and profit objectives.

  • Intellectual Horsepower: the ability to comfortably deal with concepts and complexity. Bright and intelligent - intellectually sharp, capable and agile. Creative and independent thinker.

  • Drive for Results: the ability to exceed goals successfully on a regular basis. Constantly and consistently a top performer. Very bottom-line oriented. Enjoys working hard - steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

  • Strategic Agility: the ability to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately. Has broad knowledge and perspective. Can create breakthrough strategies and plans. Proactively implements countermeasures to missed objectives.

  • Functional/Technical Skills: the functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform the job at a high level of accomplishment and the motivation to learn new skills and knowledge.

  • Process Management: the ability to develop creative solutions to problems and continuously improve systems and processes. Knows what to measure and how to measure it. Can see opportunities for synergy and integration. Fosters cross-functional problem solving and cooperation.

  • Interpersonal Savvy: the ability to relate well to all levels of the organization. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Can deal comfortable with higher management.

  • Building Effective Teams: the ability to hire the best available talent and blend people into successful teams. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Demonstrates a commitment to fostering long-term growth through meaningful development opportunities.

  • Team Player: the ability to work in a cross-functional team environment as a key contributor respecting the views and opinions of others.

  • Integrity and Ethics: the ability to adhere to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs. Recognized throughout the organization as trustworthy and honest.

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).

Job Family: Finance

Business Unit: Advanced Flow Solutions (Corken)

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies

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