Finance Manager, PDC Americas

Brady Corporation - Valencia, CA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $97,000 - $140,000 a year
Finance Manager, PDC Americas(Job Number: P4056408202018)

Company Overview:
Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2017, employed approximately 6,300 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2017 sales were approximately $1.11 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at

Position Summary:
Finance Manager, PDC Americas is directly aligned to the PDC Americas business, and is responsible for leading financial reporting for the business unit. The primary focus of the position is to provide financial and strategic support to the commercial organization (Sales and Marketing) in addition to ownership of the R&D function. The individual will also manage the credit and collections team for PDC Americas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Provide finance support to commercial organization:
Partner with leaders of sales and marketing organization to provide finance support
Owner of daily/weekly/monthly sales reporting
Owner of gross margin improvement initiatives
Drive for continuous improvement of sales/margin reporting by leveraging BI tools
Provide finance support for pricing initiatives (large order pricing process, pricing optimization, etc)
Support commercial related focal points with financial analysis
Monthly financial analysis of PDC Americas results and communication to management:
Owns monthly result analysis & communication to management
Owner of accounting assessment & reconciliation for commercial related accounts (commission, defer revenue, sales term adjustment, rebate assessment, etc)
Identify root causes of discrepancy between actual & budget
Follow up with commercial teams on actions to manage discrepancies

Owner of planning and forecasting for PDC Americas including:
Ensure corporate standard guidelines followed for planning & forecasting
Joint owner of annual planning process for PDC Americas with operation finance team
Prepare deliverables for annual budgeting process including headcount, Capex and bridge summary, etc
Coordinate with finance owners (operational finance, controller, etc) for consolidation of budget & forecast
Manage Credit & Collection organization
Supervise, mentor and coach the credit & collections team lead
Identify and lead continuous improvement of C&C processes to drive efficiency
Work closely with Global Process team on improvement project
Provide R&D Support
Owner of detailed support of the budget, forecast and actual results
Partner for ad hoc requests
NPD reporting & NPD project support including ROI analysis and analysis of actuals
Any other job requirements as directed by the Finance Director

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor degree in Accounting; Finance; or related technical discipline. MBA or CPA is an advantage.
4-6 years of experience with progressive responsibility in finance, accounting or audit.
Experience with ERP systems, financial consolidation and reporting tools (SAP, Oracle, Tableau, Qlikview; Hyperion; etc).
Ability to manage major issues in accounting and finance, as well as non-finance issues.
Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively within a team and across processes, analytical ability and leadership ability to recognize areas of improvement and drive improvement initiatives to completion.
Demonstrate initiative and advanced interpersonal skills in team problem solving situations, relationship building and aligning with business goals.

Complete insurance coverage starting on first day of employment – medical, dental, vision, life
401(k) with company match
Tuition reimbursement
Bonus opportunity
Vacation and Holiday pay

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