Job Title:  Manager, Finance


Waterbury, CT, US, 06705

Business Unit:  Haydon Kerk Pittman
Posting Date:  Nov 13, 2023
Job Description: 

We’re looking for a motivated, self-starter and people leader to join our team.  We offer a stable environment in a growing company.  You will work alongside a strong global team to provide financial results and analytics.  In addition to performing your duties, possessing a continuous improvement mind-set is a strength.


What you will do:

  • Ensure costs are allocated according to procedures and in compliance with financial reporting standards
  • Oversee cost control systems, manage, and interpret cost audits, and prepare cost accounting reports for presentation
  • Develop and prepare operating budgets within the framework of the profit plan.
    • Track deviations and communicate analysis of budget deviation to applicable activity manager.
    • Monitor progress of budgeted and unbudgeted cost reduction activities.
  • Monitor actual expenses, on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis, against the budget and against monthly 5th day forecasts. Manage the analysis of all aspects of variances to recommend required corrections to production and general overhead departments.
  • Responsible for maintenance of effective internal controls of operations to ensure continued control and protection of its assets and an accurate reporting of its financial position.  
  • Participate in the preparation of plant rates to ensure the accuracy for cost estimating, inventory evaluation and fair measurement of production performance. Establish frozen standard costs on an individual part number basis and for annual standard cost change.
  • Prepares reports which summarize and forecast business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Assist all levels of management in understanding the budgets and the utilization of budget reporting techniques. Establish and maintain records to control expenses and to determine that all sums are properly accounted for.
  • Record and value all plant inventories and ensure adequacy of all reserves in compliance with Business Unit and Corporate policies. Coordinate physical inventory schedules. Provide management review of monthly reconciliation of inventory status reports to the general ledger. Monitor all inventory controls for compliance.
  • Provides technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the function and business unit. 
  • Verify and maintain all asset and equipment records. Prepare and/or review capital appropriation requests for new equipment, tooling or other capital purchases. Monitor spending against appropriations to trigger supplemental requests. Ensure periodic counts of physical assets.
  • Perform monthly and year-end closings. Prepare month-end journal entries. Investigate unusual numbers generated during closings.
  • Audit expense reports for compliance with Company policies and government regulations.


We are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting applicable financial focus; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CPA, CMA, MBA a plus
  • 5+ years of relevant experience including working within a manufacturing environment and people leadership responsibilities
  • Advanced Excel skills including Pivot Tables & V-Lookups; Navision experience a plus
  • Demonstrated cost accounting experience
  • Strong background in US GAAP, ASC 606, ASC 842, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance
  • Strong communication and organizational skills required
  • Exhibited competencies of being detail-oriented, ability to multitask, maintaining professional integrity and a high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally


Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford