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Job Description :

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Financial Analyst. The Financial Analyst will be responsible for accounting activities and providing business insight and analytics for our Architectural Specialties business with focus on providing world-class customer service to internal customers. Additionally, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for performing financial accounting closing by creating, posting and monitoring journal entries and accruals covering specific general ledger and manufacturing accounting functions and uploading monthly results into Hyperion for companies not on SAP.


Key Responsibilities of the Financial Analyst:

  • Preparing and/or Auditing account reconciliations applicable to area of responsibility for general ledger and sub ledger accounts
  • Assisting with updating sales incentive calculation files for the AS Sales Representatives
  • Preparing monthly sales commissions for independent sales reps
  • Updating and analyzing the AS monthly sales management tool and distribute to business partners
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of actual, estimate, budget and strategic plans as assigned, capturing details required for the director including financial analysis and reporting (both P&L and Balance Sheet activities)
  • Assisting with M&A integration activities as needed to include mapping trial balances to reporting consolidation systems and assisting with setting up new accounting processes or ad hoc analysis
  • Preparing actionable reporting and analysis to support the company's financial closings and internal/external reporting processes- complete activities and provide reporting and analysis in accordance with agreed upon service level requirements
  • Supporting and providing the appropriate level of oversight and review for activities performed by offshore accounting service provider
  • Ensuring all schedules /deadlines are met on time and are accurate in accordance with requirements
  • Communicating with colleagues at various locations (within Americas region & foreign entities) to resolve issues and closing discrepancies
  • Recommending, developing and implementing changes to continually improve processes, support standardization, and the effectiveness of the finance team
  • Documenting policies, procedures, workflow, and checklists for assigned responsibilities
  • Confirming and abiding by all regulatory guidance and internal policies and procedures


Required Qualifications for the Financial Analyst:

  • Bachelor's  degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2+ years of experience in finance or accounting roles
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to ascertain the reasonableness and accuracy of information
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - particularly MS Excel
  • Ability to work cross functionally with other groups within the company
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities; must be a self-starter and take the initiative in completing projects and assignments
  • Excellent written and verbal communications with the ability to share knowledge at appropriate levels of the organization
  • Customer focused with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of personnel


Desired Qualifications for the Financial Analyst:

  • MBA
  • CPA or other accounting certification
  • Proficiency in SAP/ BW


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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