Senior Financial Analyst

Finance Charlotte, North Carolina Morton Grove, Illinois


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;
2) a leading global water technology company.

We’re a global team unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, long-standing relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise with a strong focus on developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions. For more information, please visit us at

If you are excited and passionate about helping us solve water, we want to hear from you!

The Role: This position would be responsible for providing overall financial support for achieving performance goals (i.e., operating margins, operating cash flow, inventory turns, A/R Days, A/P Days, cycle time reduction, etc. Would assist the FP&A Manager and Finance Director as required with monthly and quarterly financial submissions and presentations to ACT HQ and Corporate and prepare ad hoc financial analysis and presentations for management as needed. 

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Supports the overall forecast and budget for Dewatering through understanding of the revenue, margins, expenses, capital, special projects, headcount, etc. ensuring clear understanding of all variances and critical evaluation of inputs
  • Prepare and help lead monthly branch operations calls to understand regional performance versus budget, forecast, and prior year
  • Support operations in understanding actuals and work with accounting team as needed to support proper reporting of financials
  • Develop and implement financial trend reports to identify areas of opportunity and risks within the business in current financial plan/forecast and on a monthly basis
  • Partner with branch operations team to provide analysis and help maximize profitability by identifying and/or supporting process improvement and cost out initiatives
  • Support  Dewatering GC and ACT Budget/Strat Plan/Forecast
  • Monthly analysis for GC/ CT leadership
  • Project Tracking
  • Headcount Cost/Control
  • Alignment of Fcst/Budget/AOP with Functional Leaders
  • Indirect XGP/LSS
  • GDP Support
  • Ad hoc reporting

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or financial/accounting with minimum 5 years of business experience
  • Must have a working knowledge of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“US GAAP)
  • Must have the ability to engage business process owners in a direct yet professional manner, thoroughly evaluate business processes, and quickly identify potential control gaps
  • Requires demonstrated skill in written and oral communications and interview skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Hyperion/OneStream skills
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized. Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
  • Travel: 10% or less

EOE including disability and veteran