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Mgr - Finance & Accounting Optimization

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Global Business Services

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838

Req ID:  8411


The Mgr – Finance & Accounting Optimization is responsible for and will be involved in, global process improvement, project management, reporting & analysis, and guiding the strategic direction of the Matthews Global Business Services initiative across the business.  This position will be responsible for financial management duties including budgeting, completing complex projects, reports and investments.


•    Completes complex project plan deliverables on time per the Global Business Services (GBS) business case, including flexibility to adjust to meet changing executive requirements.
•    Acts at the Center of Excellence as a subject matter expert in the areas that fall under Account to Report with GBS: GL Accounting, I/C Accounting, Cost Accounting, Fixed Asset Accounting and Consolidations and presents commentary and business insight to help improve performance within the workstreams.
•    Functional expert in business knowledge and acumen within the Account to Report workstreams to provide guidance and insights on business case/capital needs, trend analysis and metric related information.
•    Accountable for the management and delivery of the overall Account to Report workstream within GBS, including analysis and modeling.
•    Drives execution of action plans for Account to Report business plan and ad-hoc analysis generated for the company with respect to the GBS initiative.
•    Presents and communicates to all levels of the business.
•    Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of direct reports and matrix project team to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops project team.
•    Additional duties as assigned.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field
•    Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred
•    8+ years progressive 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.
•    High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
•    Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
•    Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
•    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.


•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
* 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.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.