The Weir Group PLC

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Finance Manager
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Under the direct mentorship and guidance from the Controller, Finance & Shared Services, this is an excellent opportunity to for a recently qualified CPA to further refine and broaden their financial toolkit in preparation for further career advancements.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


  • Review and approve account reconciliations/entries prepared by the Senior Analysts, Accountants or other staff.
  • Perform non-routine, complex assignments and special projects involving the application of GAAP and requiring highly developed analytical skills and business acumen.
  • Assists with the preparation of quarterly forecasts and yearly budgets.
  • Interpret financial reports for management including variance analysis and KPI’s, while working collaboratively with all members of the finance team to efficiently achieve the desired results
  • Responsibility to oversee and streamline credit related issues and processes
  • Prepare financial and economic analysis and interpret results for the executive management team
  • Undertake special analytical studies including transfer pricing, the evaluation of current control environments and coordinating tax audits
  • Provide assistance and insight on treasury and corporate tax matters
  • Coordinate accounting and financial matters with other departments, locations and divisions
  • Provide excellent customer service in the capacity of a shared services environment

Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
  • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
  • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
  • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
  • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
  • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


Recently qualified CPA with experience from one of the Big 4 accounting firms. A good mix of cost/general accounting exposure in the manufacturing/distribution industry would be an asset. Excellent written, verbal communication, interpersonal skills and a true team player are essential. 


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Communication Skills:

Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information as required by lawExcellent self-motivation, organization, accuracy, and attention to detail.


Computer Skills:

Excellent computer skills along with literacy with Microsoft Excel and Word software are required.Strong knowledge of ERP systems (Cognos is an asset).


Work Environment:

Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, while producing high quality, accurate, and meticulous work. Ability to work independently under minimal supervision as well as within a team is essential.

Core Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Managing People:  Includes others in planning, decision making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to co-workers as needed; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services; continually works to improve interpersonal skills.


Analytical: Strong Analytical background with experience in operational environment


Managing Through Systems:  Designs practices, processes and procedures which allow managing from a distance; makes things work through others without intervening; makes things work through others without being there; impacts people and results remotely.


Business Acumen:  Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.


Cost Consciousness:  Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.