Waters Corporation

  • Finance Manager - Romania

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
  • Overview

    Waters is developing solutions that make a meaningful impact on the world

    • Waters Helps Scientists in the Fight Against Cancer
    • Waters Helps Ensure The Quality & Safety of Food and Beverages
    • Waters Helps Drive Innovation in Chemical Materials
    • Waters Helps Scientists manufacture innovation for biodegradable plastics, safer cosmetics and latest consumer electronics
    • Waters Leads the way in helping scientists find ground-breaking treatments


    The Finance Manager has both a site and a global role:

    Member of the site leadership team and responsible for Budgeting / Forecasting, Financial Analysis, and all accounting responsibilities.  Key business partner in support the Romania Site Managing Director.  Leads the local implementation of financial processes (in coordination with HQ/shared services).

    Within the Global Finance Organization, this position is responsible for assisting the Financial Reporting and Analysis Team in the overall management unit reporting, forecasting, budget process and analytics.  This position requires sound interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a global matrix environment.


    • Lead all budgeting, forecasting, and accounting for the Romanian site
    • Coordinate with HQ/Corporate for monthly financial reporting and analysis. Interpret results for presentation and effectively communicate them to senior management.  This includes capital, operating expenses, headcount and other metrics.
    • Assist senior management to manage cost, and identify opportunities for improving budget allocations and cost containment
    • Working directly with the site manager to help manage the financials for the sites according to US GAAP
    • Foster a strong internal control environment and ensure financial procedures are enforced throughout the organization by strong partnering and advocacy
    • Responsible for the preparation of statutory financial statements and tax computations in accordance with local GAAP and tax legislation
    • Responsible for Statutory related activities - prepare periodic filings with local authorities and make sure timely submission of required documents are maintained
    • Maintain professional relations with tax authorities, tax advisors, manage the periodic audits from the authorities
    • Coordination with both internal and external auditors.
    • Manage a small accounting and financial team, supervise and review direct report activities.  Identify and set objectives for direct reports and manage towards those objectives.  Assess performance objectives at year-end reviews.
    • Manage payroll process via an external payroll bureau
    • Ad-hoc financial projects as assigned


    Core Competencies / Knowledge & Skill Requirements

    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent in English and Romanian a must) to effectively present information to various levels of an organization
    • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively to influence decision-making
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) & SAP user capabilities
    • Fluent English knowledge (written and spoken);
    • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple tasks while adhering to specific deadlines
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to handle confidential information in an appropriate manner
    • Strong interpersonal savvy and influence skills with the ability to interact with senior leaders of the organization with poise and impact


    Education, Experience & Training Required

    • BS in Finance/Accounting, or equivalent business degree, MBA a plus, with a minimum of 7 years of progressive accounting and finance experience, preferably for a subsidiary of a US publicly traded software or manufacturing company
    • Five or more years of experience managing and leading a finance/administration team preferred
    • External Audit experience a plus
    • Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and be willing to work extended hours and travel as required


    Leadership Competencies

    • Authentic - Operates with integrity, transparency and humility
    • Enterprise Minded - Acts as a true company owner to advance the overall interests of Waters
    • Outside-In Thinkers - Carries a broad global perspective of markets, technologies and trends
    • Agile - Balances clear strategic thinking and accountability in execution to deliver results
    • People Focused - Actively creates the conditions for Waters’ people and teams to succeed

    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.


    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.


    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.



    Waters Romania:

    Waters Romania located in Brasov is the largest site that is part of the Waters Informatics business. Our site is one of the fastest growing and most dedicated to creating revolutionary, impactful software and services that customers love! We are proud and passionate software engineers and we are working as one team with scientists around the world to solve unique problems in analytical technologies that are used to measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials in a range of industries- increasingly this is driven by machine learning, big data analytics and complex algorithms meaning we need the best computer scientists available. If you feel that application of software engineering should make a difference in the world we live in, you should get in touch with us today!


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