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Finance Manager

Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and 15,000+ employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide. 

A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.

Primary Function

The FP&A Manager is a key member of the AO Smith North American Water Heater (NAWH) team, a successful organization with a great track record of delivering results.  This position focus will be on driving the financial planning and analysis function at the AO Smith NAWH.  The position responsibilities include developing and executing the financial strategic plan, quarterly forecast, KPIs and ad hoc analysis.  This role works closely with the Data Analytics team to provide high impact business performance reporting. The ability to build strong relationship and collaborate across all business units constructively and efficiently is critical for the success of this role.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be working in the largest and fastest growing division of AO Smith that is focused on innovation and growth.

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.

  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.

  • You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

  • You will be part of a collaborative team that is focused on critical thinking, continuous improvement, driving for results, relies on sound judgement, and is sincerely customer focused.


This position is located in our Ashland City, TN NAWH Corporate Headquarters.  This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.


  • Partner and communicate with the senior management including VP of Finance, President, GM, VP of Wholesale and VP of Retail to support the commercial leaders in decision making process using financial data and analytics, ROI analysis, and pricing principles.

  • Lead and drive the financial reporting and analysis function for NAWH organization, including sales, profit margins and selling and administrative expense.  Produce the quarterly and monthly finance review presentations.

  • Prepare key insights for World HQ Managements and Analysts to support global business decisions.

  • Encourage continuous improvement to improve and simplify the financial consolidation process, while ensuring a high degree of accuracy and leveraging systems capabilities.

  • Manage a team of Financial Analysts by directing, allocating, and assigning priority to functions and projects. Provide performance management, offer guidance, and train the team in best practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or Finance, or related discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in FP&A with expertise in Forecasting, Budgeting, Performance Reporting, and Financial analysis

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a people manager

  • Experience in Manufacturing organizations with multi-site operations factories and business units

  • Exposure to consumer goods desirable

  • Exposure to Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement desirable

  • Exposure to R&D and Innovation projects desirable

  • Experience with SAP/BPC tools 

  • Substantial experience with MS Excel demonstrating successful skills in building models and generating easy to interpret reporting of KPIs

  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage competing multiple priorities

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement


Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience
2-3 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience

We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.  This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

 In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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