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Finance Business Partner

Company: Flowserve
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

The Finance Business Partner position works closely with the plant manager and the leadership team in driving key initiatives and helping the Company to achieve its goals and maximize returns on investments.  The Finance Business Partner will use data as a strategic asset to provide decision support, accurate planning and forecasting, operational productivity, and efficiency analysis. One of the key functions is to be a Business Partner to the departments for the applicable sites. Furthermore, this position will ensure accuracy and completeness in the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement planning and forecasting as well as timely variance analysis.


  • Analyze financial results and identify and communicate deviations to plan and forecast.  Make recommendations for potential solutions and improvements.  Promote the active use of financial data to drive business success, and continuously identify and make visible all potential risks and opportunities.

  • Actively support and challenge/drive plant(s) manager / plant management team to grow enterprise value (growth > market, > margins, > ROIC, > FCF).  Work alongside business partner to achieve outcomes

  • Provide trusted finance decision support, including regular and ad hoc analysis to key stakeholders.  Deliver insight into trends, risks, and opportunities

  • Actively collaborate with accounting, shared service, treasury, and tax peers to ensure finance & accounting processes are executed and the function achieves its objectives.  Seek out ambiguity and clarify.  Identify areas lacking role clarity and provide solutions, escalate where required

  • Identify/highlight performance trends, high & low-performing products.  Recommend and target actions and projects in collaboration with the management team to improve product volumes and profitability

  • Support local implementation of enterprise transfer pricing methodology, standard costing, and product line reporting                                                                                                                    

  • Support quarterly / 90-day forecast and monthly outlook processes:

  • Ensure forecast output is timely and thoroughly delivered

  • Identify and develop key actions in partnership with the management team required to achieve forecast (addressing gaps in performance)

  • Strike a pragmatic balance between risk and opportunity, ensuring an acceptable variance to forecast in actual

  • In collaboration with the management team, ensure actions are clearly identified, continuous improvement projects are executed and delivered to meet objectives.  Provide regular updates on performance and actions to achieve objectives

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance.

  • 3 - 5 years of finance experience in an industrial manufacturing environment preferably as a finance business partner


Keywords: Flowserve, Chesapeake , Finance Business Partner, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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