Whirlpool Manager, Finance in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Manager, Finance

Date: May 17, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 17805

Job Function: Finance General (40000022)

Whirlpool is looking for a fast-paced future finance leader that is able to lead and manage critical business and financial initiatives throughout the company. You will influence business decisions through the analysis of major investments, drive meaningful reporting, and lead forecasting and analysis of the business. While doing so, you will have the opportunity to apply finance skills, strengthen business acumen, and accelerate your professional career in a Fortune 200 consumer products company with global presence. You will have an opportunity to work in treasury, corporate accounting, control functions or/and to supporting regional businesses in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Product Development, and Procurement.

At Whirlpool Corporation, we are dedicated to improving lives. This is reinforced by our history and reflected through our values, branded products and our customer experience. At the center of this commitment is our employees, making the most of moments that matter every day.

Specific role description:

  • Manage Profit Plan processes across Finance organization to ensure key deliverables and timelines are meant

  • Support key decision making with Finance leaders through process/system implication of considering upstream and downstream implications

  • Manage Cost Takeout reporting for North America including facilitation of leadership reviews/meetings

  • Manage all infrastructure and budgetary cost across the North America Region

  • Manage systematic reporting with GIS & Accenture to ensure SAP, BW Copa and Global Dimensional Reporting are all aligned

Forecasting and Planning

  • Provide near and long range forecasting to enhance strategic decision making (strategy planning, annual profit plan, and monthly outlook)

  • Review financial results in Annual Profit Plan to ensure reasonability and consistency with overall financial objectives

Manage and drive process efficiency

  • Deliver continuous improvements in the Annual Profit Planning and monthly outlook processes to drive simplification and overall reduction to the processing and cycle time of the planning process

  • Utilize knowledge of processes and systems to advise cross functional teams on appropriate data sources for analysis

  • Drive improvements in key financial processes to optimize efficiency and quality of data

Influence and lead key business decisions

  • Collaborate with individuals across North America finance organization to ensure effective and accurate financial reporting processes and internal controls

  • Establish relationships with process partners in the finance organization that facilitate effective collaboration and drive positive change in our processes


  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 5+ years of accounting experience

Preferred requirements

  • Strong Verbal and written communication skills

  • Professional presence and proven ability to lead teams and influence others

  • Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization as well as cross-functionally

  • Achievement oriented with the ability to work independently

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities within tight deadlines

  • Required System proficiency: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and google tools (sheets & slides)

  • Preferred System proficiency: SAP, BPC, Access, Business Objects, ERP system


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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