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IMI Critical Engineering Regional Controller - IMI Critical Engineering, Americas in Houston, Texas

I​MI Critical Engineering is a world-leading provider of critical flow control solutions that enable vital energy and process industries to operate safely, cleanly, reliably and more efficiently.

As part of IMI plc, we operate a global service network, with manufacturing facilities in 16​ countries. We employ over 4,000 talented professionals across a range of disciplines. These include over 400 engineers, 150 project managers and over 200 dedicated aftermarket specialists - all committed to providing excellent service to our customers.

We design, manufacture and install customised, highly-engineered solutions for new plant builds and also provide complete plant lifecycle service support. This ensures that our customers benefit from efficient maintenance, speedy issue resolution and plant optimisation at all times.

Our products are at the heart of complex energy and production processes. They control the flow of steam, gas and liquids in harsh environments - they are designed to withstand temperature and pressure extremes, as well as intensely abrasive or corrosive cyclical operations.

Our engineering expertise sets us apart. We combine technical knowledge, engineering design capability, application experience and innovative custom-designed products to deliver safe, reliable and durable solutions.

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The Regional Controller will report to the CFO for IMI Critical Engineering – Americas. IMI Critical Engineering – Americas is headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California and is comprised of four legal entities in North America and two legal entities in Brazil. The incumbent will be responsible for controllership, process development, and financial reporting for the Houston facility and will support the CFO with special projects and initiatives across the Americas region.

Supervisory Responsibility: Will be directly responsible for the team in Houston focused on accounting, forecasting, financial controls, payroll and inventory.


Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Timely and accurate reporting of financial performance for the business

  • Develop and implement critical, standardized performance measures to improve the financial performance of the site

  • Lead annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes working with sites in the Americas region as well as working with Critical Engineering sites outside Americas

  • Support the project management process, ensuring that project Management has up to date project costs and a comprehensive forecast of costs to complete on all projects

  • Partner with Operations leaders to manage costs and drive Working Capital efficiency

  • Analyze, manage, and optimize cash flow and performance

  • Responsibility for preparing financial information for statutory and group consolidation accounting purposes and also managing the internal/external audits

  • Develop and oversee accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards and IMI group policies, including revenue recognition in accordance with INCOTERMS

  • Prepare capital expenditure business cases for long term asset investments, including calculation of rates of return on investment and payback periods

  • Responsible for tax related matters

  • Management of payroll and associated tax and benefits

  • Manage collections teams to ensure optimization of cash and reducing overdue receivables

  • Analyze site manufacturing costs and manufacturing staff utilization and support operations to drive efficiency

  • Continuous improvement of financial controls and keeping it consistent

  • Lead and/or participate in special projects and initiatives across the America region.

  • Drive Controllership and consistent processes across the Region

  • Act as a trusted business partner to the regional Leadership Team

  • Operate in an open manner and ensure ongoing development and training of staff

  • Promote a culture of opportunity, achievement, responsibility and personal development within the team


  • Experience in project- based, highly engineered custom product manufacturing businesses a must (i.e., sales process tied to new construction builds, product upgrades tied to plant outages)

  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP and IFRS

  • 10-15 years’ experience in financial management and team leadership roles. Experience within large multi-national, industrial/manufacturing business is an advantage

  • Experience in cost accounting and implementing a strong financial control environment

  • Bachelor in Management, Business or Finance; MBA or CPA

  • Six Sigma or process excellence background is a plus


  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Job ID 2020-32104

# of Openings 1

Category Accounting/Finance

Platform IMI Critical Engineering