Controller, Branch Operations

Finance Bridgeport, New Jersey


Xylem zīləm|

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 Americas Commercial Team (ACT) has total annual revenue of $1.8M business conducting business in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America (7 countries). The ACT is supported by 8 manufacturing locations and 70 operating branches (60 in the U.S. and 10 in Canada).  The ACT branch operations account for approximately $800M annual revenue

The Role: The Operations Financial Controller is responsible for providing financial support for both the packaging plant and rental and sales branch. This is the lead Finance business partner role to these operations. Key areas of responsibility include: month end close, financial reporting, variance analysis, working capital management, budgeting/forecasting and operations support. This position is located in Bridgeport, New Jersey.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  •              Manage monthly close process, including local ERP ownership, supplying reporting requirements to Corproate and interacting with Global Shared Services
  •              Prepare monthly management reports, key performance metrics and variance analysis
  •              Support all aspects of operations
  •              Ensure Xylem policies and processes are followed
  •              Monitor controls to ensure a strong internal control environment
  •              Develop tools to provide critical financial and operational information and make actionable recommendations on both operations and strategy
  •              Participate in strategic projects to support business goals   
  •              Ownership of budgeting and forecasting processes
  •              Manage working capital performance
  •              Drive continuous improvement initiatives 

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

  •              7+ years of finance experience
  •              Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting
  •              Certified Public Accountant
  •              Public accounting experience
  •              Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Hyperion skills
  •              Understanding of manufacturing operations
  •              Strong cost accounting skills
  •              Articulate, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •              Strategic thinker who has the ability to roll up their sleeves when necessary
  •              Problem solving and financial analysis skills
  •              Continuous improvement mindset
  •              Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  •              Change manager able to establish a vision and steering teams to align with Xylem’s strategies

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

EOE including disability and veteran