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Finance Manager-Libertyville, IL Job
at Armstrong World Industries
Libertyville, IL

Finance Manager-Libertyville, IL Job
at Armstrong World Industries
Libertyville, IL

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Job: Finance
Primary Location: Libertyville, Illinois
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!



MRK Industries (a subsidiary of AWI), is currently seeking a Finance Manager to join our Finance team in Libertyville, IL. As Finance Manager, you will mainly be responsible for all finance and accounting aspects of the subsidiary, partnering with the business management team to drive revenue growth, manufacturing performance and return on investments in order to meet financial objectives. 


Your role as Finance Manager will also focus on overseeing compliance and internal controls are in place in accordance with company policies, as well as supporting monthly performance analysis, budget and forecast development, and product costing. You will also be expected to develop management reporting, lead finance in software implementations and calculate return on investments for capital and cost reduction projects.


Responsibilities of the Finance Manager:

  • Partner with the subsidiary sales and operational leadership to drive scalable, profitable growth
  • Develop tools to deliver insights into subsidiary profitability, cost performance and return on investments
  • Complete all aspects of the subsidiary month-end closing and reporting process
  • Analyze results and provide comprehensive insights for variances to various benchmarks including budget and forecast
  • Develop product cost model to enable effective custom project cost quote process
  • Prepare and develop the annual plant budget, including the development of projected revenues, standard costs, manufacturing period expense, and SG&A expenses
  • Provide financial consultation to business leadership, internal audit, and external auditors as requested
  • Proactively identify and support process improvement initiatives to increase the efficiency MRK's finance function
  • Support the business in generating and quantifying cost savings opportunities
  • Engage in proactive employee development initiatives to enhance the skillset and effectiveness of direct reports


Required Education and Qualifications of the Finance Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Ability to forecast revenue, operational costs and SG&A expenses
  • Ability to link manufacturing metrics to financial performance
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to share knowledge at appropriate levels of the organization
  • Customer-focused with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent and professional manner
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills


Preferred Qualifications of the Finance Manager:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
  • 7+ years of experience with manufacturing accounting with at least 3+ years as a Plant Controller
  • Experience with SAP, BW, Hyperion, Epicor or similar ERP system
  • Prior supervisory or management experience
  • Previous experience with software implementations


About the Location (Libertyville, IL)

MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of twelve AWI plants in North America. Our Libertyville plant in northern Illinois is located 1 hour northwest of Chicago, and 1 hour south of Milwaukee, WI. It is also a short, 7 mile drive to beautiful Lake Michigan.  Visit Libertyville’s historic downtown shopping and dining district, with nearly 100 restaurants, cafes and pubs. Stop by the Dunn Museum. Take your friends and family to the Libertyville Sports Complex. Check out their calendar of events for festivals, wine tastings, community bike rides, classic car shows and other activities that are hosted year-round.  Libertyville provides a hometown feel, while being close to the 3rd and 31st largest cities in the US!


Equal Opportunity Employer: MRK Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.

AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

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