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Mgr - Business Line Controller

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  SGK Group

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838


The Mgr – Business Line Controller plans, organizes and directs the financial and administrative functions of the business line. This role uses research, analysis and experience to develop business and financial recommendations for the business line’s economic and financial performance. This position performs monthly forecasts and analysis relative to targets and assists leadership with preparation of the annual strategic plan and operation budget.


•    Provide financial advisory support to business managers.
•    Oversee compliance with critical accounting activities (e.g., revenue recognition, inventory accounting, accrued liabilities, etc.)
•    Develop and distribute monthly management reports to review and analyze business performance.
•    Analyze monthly financial results relative to targets and make recommendations for course corrections.
•    Analyze profitability of respective business lines and new product launches.
•    Prepare strategic planning financials and annual operating budgets.
•    Prepare monthly forecast and analysis relative to targets.
•    Provide commercial finance support (e.g., pricing, RFP responses).
•    Prepare financial justification for appropriation requests.
•    Accountable for reliability of relevant financial processes and associated internal control compliance.
•    Lead and assist with projects to improve financial reporting and analytical capabilities.
•    Monitor support levels provided by Global Business Services organization.
•    Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished. Mentor, coach, train, and develop team.
•    Additional duties as assigned. 


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
•    Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred
•    8+ years progressive managerial accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    5+ years in a leadership role
•    Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
•    Accounting expertise; knowledge of US GAAP
•    Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
•    Experience with SAP ERP/BPC/BI
•    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
•    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
•    Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
•    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Strong analytical skills.
•    Strong general business acumen.


•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
•    The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.