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 and .

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 , Bethlehem at and Easton at . 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 festival, to skiing in the Poconos at , to hiking or biking through the many state parks, you can make it happen right here in the Lehigh Valley at .

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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