Business & Financial Controls Analyst
Barnes Group, Inc. - Bristol, CT

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Barnes Group Inc. - Our Corporate Accounting team at Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), with 2012 sales of approximately $1.0 billion, is seeking a h igh energy business partner with excellent Internal Control knowledge and business process experience to support the Corporate Accounting Team. This position will continue the development of the business and internal controls as well as review accounting matters within the compliance framework at all BGI locations. In addition, this position is designed to collaborate with other functional teams to further develop ERP/ECM systems and support external reporting. We are seeking an individual interested in broad exposure to all operations within Barnes, operational experience in a manufacturing organization and ability/desire for progressive roles within BGI businesses.

Corporate Values: Integrity, Empowerment, Emotional Intelligence, Collaboration, Competitiveness, Continuous Improvement, Workplace Fairness, and Globalization.

Key Core Responsibilities:
  • Support VP Controller’s organization in establishing and maintaining effective internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Manage Corporate Accounting internal control processes including monitoring controls & analytical procedures, oversight of physical inventories, Corporate Finance Reviews (CFRs), Inventory Valuation Reserve analysis, and documentation of standard work (ALARM process, quarterly certifications, overhead rates reviews, etc.).
  • Provide support and guidance to operations on sustainable business controls for SOX compliance collaborating primarily with the divisions and SBUs as needed.
  • Identify control gaps, provide guidance, and maintain/draft certain sections of the Accounting Policy Manual.
  • Manage SharePoint ECM processes for Lean and process improvements to support financial and business controls.
  • Monitor for compliance all aspects of statutory accounting for our international divisions.
  • Support internal audit and external auditors as needed.
  • Work closely with corporate office personnel on special projects as requested.
  • Apply Lean concepts to all facets of driving sustainable process improvement for profitable growth.
Required Skills Qualifications:
  • 5 - 7 years of accounting experience, to include controls, SOX compliance, and cost accounting in a manufacturing organization with multiple business models. Audit experience a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills to encompass problem identification, evaluation and solution. High attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills, with demonstrated ERP/ECM implementation experience, Reporting System analysis (BPC preferred), and Excel and PowerPoint skillsets used to distill large amounts of data for articulation to management.
  • High emphasis on developing sustainable control and reporting processes.
  • Highest degree of integrity and ethical behavior is essential.
  • Support current operations for SOX readiness and ability to integrate SOX and BGI Policy in acquisition situations.
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment and data driven identification of issues as well as proposed solutions.
  • Understanding of Lean principles and experience documenting standard work.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in cross functional teams and influence change across the operations.
  • This position requires a bright, high energy individual with excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility with a willingness to travel 15-25% annually, international travel is likely.

Required Experience
  • 5 - 7 years of accounting experience, to include controls, SOX compliance, and cost accounting in a manufacturing organization with multiple business models. Audit experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA or CPA/CMA preferred.

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