Finance Manager, PDC Americas

Brady Corporation Valencia , CA 91354

Posted 3 months ago


BradyCorporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutionsthat identify and protect people, products and places. Brady's productshelp customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and includehigh-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software.Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics,telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospaceand a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee,Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2017, employed approximately 6,300 people in itsworldwide businesses. Brady's fiscal 2017 sales were approximately $1.11billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbolBRC. More information is available on the Internet at

Position Summary:

FinanceManager, PDC Americas is directly aligned to the PDC Americas business, and isresponsible for leading financial reporting for the business unit. The primaryfocus of the position is to provide financial and strategic support to thecommercial organization (Sales and Marketing) in addition to ownership of theR&D function. The individual will also manage the credit and collectionsteam for PDC Americas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide finance support to commercial organization:

  • Partner with leaders of sales and marketing organization to provide finance support

  • Owner of daily/weekly/monthly sales reporting

  • Owner of gross margin improvement initiatives

  • Drive for continuous improvement of sales/margin reporting by leveraging BI tools

  • Provide finance support for pricing initiatives (large order pricing process, pricing optimization, etc)

  • Support commercial related focal points with financial analysis

  • Monthly financial analysis of PDC Americas results and communication to management:

  • Owns monthly result analysis & communication to management

  • Owner of accounting assessment & reconciliation for commercial related accounts (commission, defer revenue, sales term adjustment, rebate assessment, etc)

  • Identify root causes of discrepancy between actual & budget

  • Follow up with commercial teams on actions to manage discrepancies

  • Owner of planning and forecasting for PDC Americas including:

  • Ensure corporate standard guidelines followed for planning & forecasting

  • Joint owner of annual planning process for PDC Americas with operation finance team

  • Prepare deliverables for annual budgeting process including headcount, Capex and bridge summary, etc

  • Coordinate with finance owners (operational finance, controller, etc) for consolidation of budget & forecast

  • Manage Credit & Collection organization

  • Supervise, mentor and coach the credit & collections team lead

  • Identify and lead continuous improvement of C&C processes to drive efficiency

  • Work closely with Global Process team on improvement project

  • Provide R&D Support

  • Owner of detailed support of the budget, forecast and actual results

  • Partner for ad hoc requests

  • NPD reporting & NPD project support including ROI analysis and analysis of actuals

  • Any other job requirements as directed by the Finance Director

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting; Finance; or related technical discipline. MBA or CPA is an advantage.

  • 4-6 years of experience with progressive responsibility in finance, accounting or audit.

  • Experience with ERP systems, financial consolidation and reporting tools (SAP, Oracle, Tableau, Qlikview; Hyperion; etc).

  • At least 3 years of accounting firm/corporate accounting experience & 3 years of corporate finance experience

  • ERP system implementation experience would be a plus

  • Solid accounting/compliance background, including accounting firm experience will be a plus

  • Ability to manage major issues in accounting and finance, as well as non-finance issues.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively within a team and across processes, analytical ability and leadership ability to recognize areas of improvement and drive improvement initiatives to completion.

  • Demonstrate initiative and advanced interpersonal skills in team problem solving situations, relationship building and aligning with business goals.


  • Complete insurance coverage starting on first day of employment medical, dental, vision, life

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Bonus opportunity

  • Vacation and Holiday pay

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as anequal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law"poster at:


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