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Finance Operations Manager

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 6538

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

We’re hiring a Finance Operations Manager to support our Specialty Catalyst Business Segment and report to report the VP Finance. As the Finance Operations Manager, you will be responsible for  the ownership and support of the operation’s financial forecast cycles - including the S&OP process, and prepare analysis to support the growth of the businesses and working capital improvements. Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Provide high quality financial support and analysis to the assigned businesses.
  • Provide timely forecasting/budgeting input and process- including quarterly, annual, long term strategic and all supporting analysis. Assist with key analytics around inventory.
  • Assist with 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.
  • Assist with presenting quality financial review packages (management operating reviews (MOR), quarterly business reviews (QBR), annual operating plan (AOP), and ad hoc presentations).
  • Engage with Plants and businesses to interpret key plant operating metrics (variances, cost/margin analysis, etc) - and recommend appropriate action.
  • 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 Skills

  • Engage with Plants and businesses to interpret key plant operating metrics (variances, cost/margin analysis, etc) - and recommend appropriate action.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills  - as well as strong business acumen.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite capabilities (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Required Experience

  • BS in Finance/Accounting or related field
  • 7+ years relevant experience in large multinational manufacturing corporation - progressing in finance/accounting and working in a matrixed environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or CPA
  • SAP and related systems



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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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