Director, FP&A

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Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainable Technologies. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at 


What we’re looking for:

We are looking for someone to provide financial leadership in strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, forecasting, annual budgeting and cost analysis for an operating company within Dover Corporation.  Develop process improvements for key financial objectives including financial reporting, forecast accuracy & working capital improvements.  This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:

  • Develop strategic partnerships with operational and functional leaders across the company to help them identify, analyze and diagnose performance against the key performance indices identified by the company. Proactively monitor, bring awareness to risks and opportunities, and provide solutions to the Business Leadership Team to influence timely business decision making.
  • Drive information, analysis and conclusions necessary to allow the business to better understand its revenue, channel, customers and overall business effectiveness in an effort to improve performance and lead the Company to stronger business results.
  • Oversees the reviewing, monitoring and/or evaluation of financial statements and budgetary variances and reports findings to Business Leadership Team offering ideas, insights and/or highlighting business outcomes/ concerns based on financial expertise.
  • Foreign currency modeling and development focused on translational impact on the P&L
  • Monitor, track and calculate key financial metrics including sales growth, earnings growth, operating margin, working capital percent, free cash flow, capex, days sales outstanding, inventory turns and day purchases outstanding.
  • Collaboration with key business partners, especially the Business Unit Controllers, to ensure the accuracy, integrity and overall pace at which transactional and other key data becomes available for analytical use.
  • Responsible for the administration, analysis, and reporting of the Company’s financial monthly & quarterly forecast, annual budget, and strategic operating plan.
  • Develop strategic plan financial models & templates using the Dover output files as a guide; manage completion of the strategic plan presentation files for company President/CFO
  • Continually look for ways to improve and simplify the execution of the budgeting and forecasting process while ensuring a high degree of accuracy and leveraging systems capabilities.  
  • Analyze operating company performance vs. plan & forecast and initiates change when necessary, in conjunction with the CFO
  • Completes ad hoc financial analysis, scenarios, ROI analyses and planning work as needed
  • Review Capital Authorization Requests (CARs) and follow up to validate return on investment
  • Integral finance partner to senior company leadership in key financial aspects relating to capital expenditures, presentations and quarterly business reviews
  • Perform leadership role in financial due diligence of various acquisitions including model formulation, management presentations and on-site due diligence as necessary

What are the basic qualifications?

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; MBA or CPA preferred
  • US Citizen or US Permanent Resident – Green card holder
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in in a financial leadership role providing leadership in the delivery of management accounting and finance systems & processes
  • Plant Controller experience
  • Finance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrates sound analytical depth and strong technical capability in finance and/or accounting methods
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to evaluate and analyze business opportunities and present findings in a logical way to all levels of an organization
  • Employee must be an experienced user of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), budgeting, financial reporting and general ledger software.  Employee must also be capable of learning other personal computer and software applications (AS400 a plus)
  • Exceptional organization skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

What are the preferred qualifications?

  • MBA or CPA preferred

To be a great fit for the role:

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of progressive corporate or operations finance management roles in high growth, multi-national companies. The person's background should include core competencies in financial planning for a global enterprise, financial & economic modeling and analysis, and capital planning. The Director, Financial Planning and Analysis will have a well-rounded leadership and management background.


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:

The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves. These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Illinois : Downers Grove || Americas : United States : Illinois : Chicago

Sub Division : Dover Corporation

Job Requisition ID : 56015

Job Function : Accounting; Finance

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Accounting, Finance MBA, M&A, CPA, Sustainability, Finance, Management, Energy

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