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Mgr - Business Line Controller

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Company:  The York Group, Inc.
Line of Business:  Funeral Home

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 the 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 the 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 the 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 a 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.
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* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 


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.