FP&A Business Leader (Indianapolis, IN)

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About Praxair Surface Technologies

Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a company, offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings and technologies to the aviation, energy and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings technologies, PST helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products. Additional information can be found at .

Job overview:

PST is currently seeking a FP&A Leader to support a $100M+ business that is a joint venture with GE. This position will be based in Indianapolis, IN and reports to the VP of Finance with a dotted line relationship to the VP of PGT.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Partner with PST's Vice President - PGT, and other functional staff, to identify operational and financial issues and implement corrective action plans, as appropriate across all sites globally (US and Singapore).
  • Oversee a support staff of direct and indirect employees
  • Monthly reporting on the consolidated financial results, forecast and variances on the ~$100M total business including:
    • Monitor and manage key business drivers of financial results, appropriately communicate business trends and results to senior staff, and oversee the integration of finance and accounting discipline into operations
    • Provides financial consulting and strategic support to business leaders, including financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, industry/peer group comparisons and customer driven projects
    • Manage business financial statements/reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis, including revenue, bookings and working capital
  • Liaise with shared services in Indianapolis to ensure appropriate accounting treatment for transactions in the business unit
  • Partner with Operations, Engineering, and Quality functions to identify cost out opportunities
  • Accountable for optimizing working capital for total business
  • Assist senior leadership in developing growth strategy for the businesses
  • Responsible for validation and approvals on capital spend
  • Develop annual budget
  • Provide guidance to management on overall financial policies and regulations


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related disciplines
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • 7+ years in an operations or manufacturing environment, experience within equipment manufacturing organizations preferred
  • Systems experience: Oracle financial system, Hyperion Essbase; Familiarity with Tableau and/or Power BI is a plus
  • Must be able to effectively develop relationships and partner with the business to drive results
  • Must be able/willing to travel up to 20%
Key Success Factors:
  • Enthusiasm to work as a team player and a team leader
  • Applies strong technical and analytical skills to influence strategic business decisions
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Ability to navigate and influence in a matrix organization
  • Confidence to interact with all levels of the organization
We offer a comprehensive benefits program that supports our employees' and their families' wellbeing and provides the tools and resources our employees need to make well-informed decisions about their physical and financial future.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.
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