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Precision Castparts Corporation | Irvine, California
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Job Description

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion-dollar Company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide. PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Business Profile:

PCC Fasteners offers comprehensive product lines that cover virtually every aerospace fastening application. We produce fasteners, precision components, tooling, and engineered system solutions for the automotive, defense, industrial machinery, and other performance-driven markets

PCC Fasteners products' manufacturing operations are spread over four continents, forming a network of industry-leading companies, which enables our customers to utilize our experience and deep product knowledge wherever they need it. Embedded in a culture of continuous improvement, our assets and industry leadership insure that we will consistently deliver our customers the best value in the markets we serve.

Location Profile:

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Shur-Lok manufactures fastening systems with superior locking devices for critical requirements including engine module assembly, structural assembly, rotor blade attachment, and aircraft engine shaft and spindle applications. Operations at the Irvine location include CNC Machining, CNC Waterjet Cutting, Laser Marking, Heat Treating, NDT, and EDM.

Position Summary:

Assists the Plant Controller with providing financial planning and control services through a professional staff of financial analysts, processors, and accountants. Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Maintains or oversees the control of accounts and records in such areas as disbursements, expenses, tax payments, and income. Compiles and analyzes financial information to record transactions, prepare reports, and review and verify accuracy. Prepares balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports. May design, modify, install, and/or maintain accounting systems to ensure an adequate recognition of financial transactions. Responsible for the adherence to and communication of accounting and auditing policies and procedures.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

* Coordinate preparation of Plant financial accounts in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements and statutes for corporate and regulatory agencies as required
* Coordinate with internal analysts and external Accountants as required
* Develop intermediate/short range Departmental goals and objectives in partnership with Directorate
* Coordinate, implement, and monitor plans, programs, targets, and initiatives. Develop schedule, quality, and cost metrics
* Manage direct reports; Delegate to direct reports or teams with direct reports to accomplish Departmental goals
* Works with other Managers to coordinate Plant operations and activities
* Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and resources to meet Departmental goals
* Partners with HR and direct reports to resolve problems, complaints or grievances, and to plan and forecast staffing
* Partner with Quality to align Directorate goals with Business Quality Management System (BQMS)
* Champion Six Sigma and facilitate lean initiatives
* Develop and deploy management metrics
* Support IT and Production with long-range resource plans
* May occasionally perform special projects; Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

* Knowledge of economic and GAAP/accounting principles, financial markets, and IFRS/financial analysis and data reporting
* Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning and forecasting including people, material, and equipment resource allocation; corporate and human resource policies and benefits; leadership and teaming; and production methods
* Excellent computer skills including a high degree of skill in Excel and PowerPoint; Exposure to ERP systems
* Skill and ability to collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; and develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources
* Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
* Consider costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
* Proactive communicator who can clearly articulate results and needs across all levels
* Able to establish and communicate clear priorities and to influence others to support and act on those priorities
* Proven ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines


* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
* CPA or CMA preferred
* 3-5 years' accounting experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
* Minimum 1-2 years in leadership role, preferably with direct reports

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

About Precision Castparts Corporation

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products, provides investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for aerospace and industrial gas turbine (IGT) applications. The Company also provides investment castings and forgings for general industrial, automotive, armament, medical and other applications; nickel alloys and product forms, as well as cobalt alloys, for the aerospace, chemical processing, oil and gas, pollution control and other industries; specialty alloys, waxes for the investment casting industry; refiner plates, screen cylinders and other products for the pulp and paper industry; low-pressure sewer systems; gas monitoring systems for the power generation industry, and metalworking tools for the fastener market and other applications. PCC operates through three segments: Investment Cast Products, Forged Products and Fastener Products. On December 4, 2008, it acquired Hackney Ladish Holding Corp. (Hackney Ladish). (Source: 10-K)

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