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Waters North America Finance Director in Milford, Massachusetts

Waters has an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a Finance Director to provide business partnership, financial insights and analysis to support the North American Field Operations Division (approx. revenue $700M per year). The division provides sales, service and technical support to the US and Canada.

As a department, finance provides accounting, analysis, reporting, forecasting, planning, budgeting and incentive compensation support for the division. The North American Finance Director will report to the Senior Director of Finance and Administration for the Americas and lead a team of eight with three manager-level direct reports.

The Finance Director will partner closely with the General Managers within North American Field Operations.

  • use of analytics and business acumen to collaborate with business leaders to develop orders and sales forecasts

  • partnering with business leaders on allocation of resources including headcount, operating expenses, capital and inventory

  • partnering with business leaders on design of incentive plans

  • ensuring compliance with revenue recognition rules and policies

  • oversight and coordination of team efforts to:

  • administer all incentive plans for the organization including plan documents, goal setting, modeling and calculation of payouts

  • perform accounting for the organization, including support for the leasing portfolio, accruals, demo inventory, intercompany profit eliminations and revenue deferrals

  • conduct business analysis of sales and trade margin performance

  • plan, develop and implement cost center level budget/annual operating plan for division

  • provide tax and treasury support to the Canadian operation

  • Minimum of a BS in accounting or finance related disciplne

  • Significant experience working in accounting and/or finance with progressing responsibility and proven leadership abilities

  • CPA preferred, but at a minimum must have experience in leading accounting activities

  • a self-aware, genuine and optimistic leader with proven ability to develop a diverse, high performance, results oriented team

  • passion for creating improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of finance and accounting processes and procedures, both individually and through inspiration of team members

  • outstanding accountability

  • good judgment and ability to make strong decisions independently, while keeping key stakeholders informed

  • Success Factors:

  • Authentic - Carries him/herself with positive, optimistic, professional and engaging energy

  • Enterprise Minded - Takes an accountable view on customer interactions to ensure the customer (internal and external) is successful

  • Outside-In Thinker - Is actively curious and asks for information which will provide better service and solutions to our customers

  • Agile - Is accountable and responsible for work results and is adaptable and open in leading productive change

  • People-Focused – Engages in conversations to motivate peers

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.


Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street

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