Controller, Global Operations

Chelsmford , MA

Brand:   Brooks Automation

REQ ID:   R7632

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Brooks is a growing, fast-paced technology leader of automation solutions which support the dynamic and expanding semiconductor and life sciences lab markets. At Brooks, new ideas, technologies, and ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer-focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and collaborate with one another to achieve new heights. We are looking for a Financial Controller to help accelerate our growth journey.

As part of our Finance team, this position provides leadership in support of our growing manufacturing operations.  Partner with our operational executives and play a pivotal role in driving the Company’s growth and scaling processes in support of operational excellence.  Utilize your accounting, operations, and leadership skills to provide finance support and insight, while overseeing the Company’s cost accounting and other product cost related policies and procedures.  Contribute in the areas of planning, forecasting, and decision support analysis.  Directly manage a small cost accounting team and provide leadership for the global processes across Brooks Automation.

What you will do:

Cost Accounting & Controls Leadership-lead process excellence in the following Company financial processes:

  • Design and monitor policies and procedures related to cost accounting and product related costs
  • Ensure SOX compliance and support internal/external audit activities
  • Monthly financial closing process
  • Design, develop, provide financial reporting that is transparent and meaningful
  • Custodian of the Company’s standard costing system
  • Oversee and support the Company’s cycle counting and physical inventory programs

Business Partnership-provide direct support to the Operations leadership 

  • Lead the financial and product cost planning processes for the annual plan and monthly forecasts
  • Interpret financial results for Operations leaders
  • Design and deliver robust management reporting, analysis, and decision support models
  • Provide leadership to future Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations, and M&A integrations related to cost accounting

Global Process Leadership-for cost accounting

  • Drive operational excellence and strategic initiatives with direct and indirect teams
  • Ensure talent engagement, development and competence of team members
  • Thought leader in designing controls, analytics, and decision support models; implement with cost accounting resources across the globe

What you will bring:

  • 10+ years of relevant financial/accounting experience; experience in a manufacturing or publicly traded company a plus.
  • Bachelors in Accounting or Finance; with CPA or CMA a plus
  • Competency in operational planning and cost accounting.
  • Understanding of data structure and data analytics along with the ability to work with business units and IS/IT to ensure adequate design of systems and reporting needs.
  • ERP systems experience.  Oracle preferred.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation, Heavily subsidized health insurance, Flexible work schedules, 12 paid holidays; Tuition Assistance; Student Loan Program; Scholarship Program
  • A collaborative environment that values customer focus, learning, problem solving, innovation, and teamwork to achieve process excellence.
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