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Finance Leader, Americas

Company: Emerson Electric Co.
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

As a Finance Leader for Americas you will provide financial management, controllership and accounting leadership for the Machine Automation Solutions US, Canada, and Brazil sites and P&L. This business includes manufacturing and distribution of a wide range of products to our North America and export markets.


  • Manage financial performance of the site P&L & asset management metrics.
  • Manage factory accounting functions to ensure accurate & timely financial statements.
  • Implement, monitor and manage effective internal controls and related audits.
  • Prepare and present site & business unit financial results and supporting analysis.
  • Direct the quarterly and annual forecasting and budget processes.
  • Partner with regional sales leaders and site operations leaders to drive performance and strategic planning.
  • Provide leadership and development of the finance staff and site functional groups.
  • Drive business wide working capital improvements, including receivables, payables and inventory
  • Participate in key initiatives & business investment activities
  • Share best practices and drive One Emerson initiatives when applicable
  • Recruit, mentor and develop Finance talent


  • You consider the integration points of pieces and parts working together.
  • You acquire data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems.
  • You transform financial information into business intelligence through analysis and integration of quantitative and qualitative information.
  • You provide timely and helpful information to individuals across the organization


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university
  • 8 years of progressive financial experience, preferably in manufacturing environment, including three years of management/supervision
  • Ability to work in a global environment


  • MBA, CPA or CMA preferred
  • Experience with Cost & Inventory Accounting and Forecast preferred
  • Works well with ambiguity and in matrix environment
  • Experience working with complex accounting and ERP systems, with SAP and Hyperion experience being very helpful
  • Ability for limited travel


Our Commitment to Our People

We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.

Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.

Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Keywords: Emerson Electric Co., Charlottesville , Finance Leader, Americas, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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