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Finance | Texarkana, AR, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire an energetic and customer-focused Controller for our growing business at our Texarkana Operation.  This position will be responsible for providing financial management, oversight, and guidance for our Smith Blair business in Texarkana, AR.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Partner with senior operations management to provide strategic financial insights to business challenges
  • Communicate, model, and translate changes in business activities into meaningful insights and adjustments to future financial forecasts
  • Engage with stakeholders regarding business strategy, spending initiatives, capital expenditures, and working capital during monthly, quarterly and annual planning
  • Analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual results to forecasts and ensure all operations are performing to expectations
  • Evaluate, forecast, and prioritize investments in personnel, operating expenses, capital expenses, continuous improvement projects, and productivity initiatives
  • Transform local finance processes to automate and more easily gather leading financial indicators
  • Prepare and communicate financial presentations to stakeholders
  • Develop financial team
  • Collaborate with accounting/ERP/IT teams on process improvement projects
  • Provide oversight and management of weekly status meetings of operations labor and overhead spending to track efficiencies and optimize conversion cost
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities
  • Other ad-hoc duties and analyses as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • 8 years’ experience, preferably in manufacturing environment
  • Excellent financial and business acumen
  • Demonstrated finance business partner skills
  • Ability to present data using visualizations and through concise written and oral communication
  • Understanding of accounting standards under U.S. GAAP
  • Manufacturing cost accounting experience and/or working knowledge of cost accounting
  • Demonstrated ability of leading multiple cross-functional projects
  • Proficiency using Excel and other technical tools to analyze / synthesize data
  • Problem-solving, analytical skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • High attention to detail and a desire for continuous improvement
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a professional attitude and demeanor
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively, manage multiple projects, and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend, and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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