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MTS Systems | Hopkins, Minnesota
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Req ID: 34921

smart people.

smart ideas.

smart choice.


A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.





Establishes and optimizes all global processes, systems and disciplines for the enterprise accounting and controls functions of the company.  Responsible for leading all aspects of global accounting compliance with SEC and statutory regulations, external and internal financial reporting, and accounting transactions.  Provides leadership for the worldwide accounting and control environment.  Assures compliance with Government contracting and other regulatory agencies reporting requirements.  Creates vision and provides leadership for planning and execution of financial systems.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1.   Directs, coordinates and administers the development and evaluation of financial and accounting control policies, procedures and programs.

  • Directs the accurate, consistent, and timely reporting of consolidated financial and accounting data.
  • Defines financial reporting packages for all operating units included in the corporate consolidated financial statements.
  • Proactively assesses and makes changes to controls and policies as needed.
  • Acts as the functional compliance leader (FCL) for the finance organization.


2.   Directs and participates in reporting information to Government and outside regulatory agencies and institutions.

  • Assures compliance with SEC and FASB financial reporting regulations.
  • Advises CFO on the impact of new SEC and FASB pronouncements and proposed regulations.
  • Assures compliance with Government procurement regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Supports Investor Relations program with analytical financial explanation of results of operations and changes in financial position which is communicated to external parties.


3.   Analyzes the financial performance of the company and sectors including trends, year-over-year comparisons, competitor benchmarks, risk/opportunity assessments and makes recommendations regarding required actions.


4.   Creates vision for and prioritizes financial systems implementations.  Works with IT to ensure that the financial systems are performing per specification. Leads the activity within Finance for system upgrades and new location implementations.


5.   Proactively works across global geographic footprint and business segments to ensure compliance with all relevant public company financial rules and regulations.


6.    Effectively lead a team and excels at engaging, motivating, developing and recruiting “A”-player talent.


7.   Coordinates all Corporate financial audits with Independent Auditor, CFO, and all company locations.


8.   Leads special projects that require technical or business-related financial support.


Required Qualifications:


  • Degree in Business Administration with major in Accounting-Finance. CPA required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible financial experience in either public company accounting or industry; minimum of 7 years as a people leader.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and communicate effectively across the full Finance organization as well as other corporate functions.
  • Knowledge of SEC and FASB, federal and state income taxes, and government contract financial administration desirable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all management levels, the Board of Directors, and external financial and legal communities.
  • Experience managing continuous system and process implementation initiatives across complex global environment.
  • Strong technical accounting skills and experience, including well-developed financial analysis capabilities in a global operation.
  • Strong knowledge of IT systems in support of the Accounting function.
  • Previous experience leading the Due Diligence and Integration on behalf of the Accounting function.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience changing the financial strategies to support an organization focused on global growth.
  • Previous experience migrating accounting, Accounts Payable and other functions into global shared services environment.
  • Previous experience establishing a world-class Accounting function.



MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

About MTS Systems

MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) is a supplier of mechanical testing systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's operations are organized and managed in two business segments, the Test segment and the Sensors segment. Test segment products are used by customers in their development of new products and in quality control applications to characterize the product's mechanical properties. Sensors segment products are used by industrial machinery and mobile equipment manufacturers to automate the operation of their products for improved end-user productivity and safety. In June 2008, Agilent Technologies, Inc. acquired the Nano Instruments business unit of MTS. On September 28, 2008, MTS acquired the assets of SANS Group.

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