Lubrizol Controller / Finance Manager in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Controller / Finance Manager
Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company is the leading CDMO for complex formulation development for the pharmaceutical industry, with over 20 years of successful experience and a solid base of clients ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to small VC backed start-ups. As a member of the Particle Sciences, Inc. team, you will be working for a company that is engaged in important, exciting, and socially relevant projects. Particle Sciences is a fast-paced environment that features a variety of projects, technical challenges, and opportunities for growth. To learn more about Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company, visit www.particlesciences.com and https://www.lubrizol.com/Life-Sciences .
Particle Sciences, Inc. in Bethlehem, PA has an immediate opening for a Controller / Finance Manager . The Controller / Finance Manager is primarily responsible for managing the accounting department and takes a lead role in the completion of all accounting, financial reporting, and analysis responsibilities of the business. The position is also a “business partner” that assists with planning and strategy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a “business partner” to the Particle Sciences general manager; serve on the business team as an active participant and assist in creating and executing the business strategy.
Lead financial closing process, including reporting results to Lubrizol corporate.
Monitor, interpret, and evaluate financial performance of the business unit. Research, understand, and communicate variances. Provide timely, concise, and actionable information for management.
Assist in the coordination, development, and analysis of the annual operating plan and long-range forecasts.
Interface with staff on billing milestone forecasts.
Provide weekly billing summary reports to management.
Prepare financial models for capital expenditures.
Lead, manage, and develop financial personnel.
Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
Strong analytical skills and knowledge of accounting
Minimum 10 years of experience in varied financial/analytical positions
Proven ability to lead a finance team
Self-starter with a desire to achieve
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Well-organized; flexibility to handle simultaneous requirements and tight deadlines
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Project
Experience in a manufacturing environment
Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
Considered a Plus
CPA or MBA
Experience with QuickBooks
Experience with SAP
Experience working in a small business environment
Experience in a highly regulated field
Particle Sciences’ headquarters is located in Bethlehem, PA, part of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley includes the cities of Allentown at http://www.visitpa.com/cities/allentown , Bethlehem at http://www.visitpa.com/cities/bethlehem and Easton at http://www.visitpa.com/cities/easton . The region is slightly over an hour to both Philadelphia and New York City, which places you right in the action. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, the Lehigh Valley is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play. This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, ski resorts, museums, casinos, shopping, restaurants, sports and nightlife. From the yearly Musikfest at http://www.musikfest.org/ festival, to skiing in the Poconos at https://www.poconomountains.com/ , to hiking or biking through the many state parks, you can make it happen right here in the Lehigh Valley at http://www.visitpa.com/regions/lehigh-valley .
Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.
Nearest Major Market: Allentown
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