Finance Manager

Date: Aug 26, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22001 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We're hiring a Finance Manager to join our team.


  • Provide high quality financial support and analysis to the assigned businesses
  • Pro-actively drive financial analysis and recommendations by identifying revenue and gross margin trends, market information, and customer dynamics
  • Provide timely forecasting/budgeting – including quarterly, annual, long term strategic and all supporting analysis. Assist with key analytics around inventory and accounts receivable.
  • Lead the creation and presentation of complex financial analysis and modeling to support business decision making and support the strategy, including Capital Spending, M&A activities, etc.
  • Prepare quality financial reporting as required for (management operating reviews (MOR), quarterly business reviews (QBR), annual operating plan (AOP), and ad hoc presentations). The slides should tell the story as well as actions plans where appropriate
  • Assist in Sales/customer/market trend analysis, Product profitability, pricing analysis, modeling, and other key business analytics
  • Partner closely with the Operations organizations and operations finance on variance analysis, productivity tracking, management of fixed costs, etc.
  • Help to maintain a strong, cost-effective controls environment ensuring compliance with SEC, US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley accounting and reporting regulations, and company accounting policies and procedures

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in large multinational manufacturing corporation - progressing in finance/accounting and working in a matrixed environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Ability to interact effectively with executives, management and functional peer groups and to gain cooperation from others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate/present issues and recommendations in a clear and concise manner, excellent business acumen
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be highly organized, detail oriented, able to multitask, prioritize, and respond when sense of urgency is present
  • Team oriented and capable of collaborating across multiple functions within the organization
  • Ability to interact with all Finance functions – Accounting, FP&A, Tax, and Treasury
  • Confident with strong interpersonal, influencing, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues and management
  • Possess the ability to work independently and exercise own judgment
  • Dynamic, flexible, and can thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to motivate and drive results
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks/deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • SAP and related systems (BPC, SAC, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Suite capabilities (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or MBA 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program #

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore