Finance Operations Controller

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Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Marietta, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Finance Operations Controller

Marietta, GA US

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About the role

To strengthen the current growth, we are looking for an Operations Finance Partner to join our team. This function will report directly to the Building products Director of Finance and work closely with business managers and plant managers in Building Products (BPR), which includes cost controls for a manufacturing facility; Bekaert Combustion Technology (BCT); and Bekaert Fibre Technology (BFT) based in North America and global Finance Directors of BPR/BCT/BFT based in Europe. Knowledge of North America (NAM) and LATAM trading and productions. This position will be located at our North America Headquarters in Marietta, GA

Your Impact as Operations Finance Partner:

Financial reporting and forecasting

  • Ensure correct and accurate financial reporting at month-ends in compliance with Bekaert group accounting policies
  • Analyze results to explain business performance for business managers and plant managers and identify opportunities to improve future business performance
  • Coordinate financial forecasting with business manager support and plant manager
  • First point of contact of Finance Directors in EMEA for financial-related matters.

Commercial controlling business partnering

  • Sales and customer analysis for commercial managers for North and South America trading activities
  • Financial support for pricing decisions to optimize customer and product mix to steer decision-making.
  • Commercial control for sales functions (selling cost control, approval pricing discount decisions, accounts receivable collections, etc.)

Internal control

  • Set up proper processes, procedures and SAP flows according to Bekaert's internal control framework for all relevant processes.

Production controlling

  • Ensure correct product costing for in-house production (Wilkes Barre for Building Products (Dramix production), Marietta for heating), subcontracting (Marietta for Fiber), and trading activities (BPR, BCT, BFT) according to Bekaert product costing policy and transfer pricing policies for trading activities.
  • Monitor production costs to identify areas for cost improvement and production efficiency increase. 
  • Regular reporting and follow-up of production costs.

Business decision support

  • Adhoc decision analytics support, e.g, the business case for growth in NAM and LATAM, for business managers
  • Coach business managers to use analytical tools

About You

Essential skills & competences

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
  • 5-7 years of experience as an International Operations Finance or Controller; with manufacturing experience is preferred
  • CPA License is a plus
  • Bilingual – Fluent in English and Spanish is preferred but not required
  • Highly proficient with MS Excel
  • Self-motivated, self-starter
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team player as well as being able to work autonomously  
  • Concise and accurate decision-making abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication Skills
  • Ability to explain complex conceptual information in simple terms 


Why join us?

At Bekaert, we are on a journey to establish the new possible. And to achieve this, we need passionate people that are eager to grow beyond their capabilities. We want people that are brave and willing to explore the unknown, even if it means failing sometimes. People that are ready to bring their whole self to work and are not afraid of expressing their opinions but also value the power of synergies, different perspectives & team spirit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To learn more about Bekaert visit us: Bekaert Jobs




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