Director of Finance - Fluid Transfer Solutions

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Hamilton, OH, US

Company: Dover Corporation

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapour recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under 'DOV'. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. 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 dovercorporation.com.

The Director of Finance is a key member of the leadership team responsible for managing the finance functions of the global Fluid Transfer Solutions business unit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and financial management techniques and practices. Responsible for the financial control and discipline of the business unit.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial strategies for the Fluid Transfer Solutions business unit. Provide vision and leadership to drive both long and short range growth while supporting OPW and Fluid Transfer Solutions business objectives and key initiatives.  
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the Fluid Transfer Solutions organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions and/or mergers.
  • Ensure that financial reporting is accurate, timely, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as in compliance with Dover Accounting policies as prescribed in the Dover Accounting Manual.
  • Work closely with the Business Unit Leader to develop and lead an effective strategic, business, and human resource planning process.
  • Responsible for ensuring the monthly General Ledger, reconciliations and close processes are completed for the Business Unit.
  • Manages the finance staff for Fluid Transfer Solutions. 
  • Prepares financial statements and appropriate detailed analysis of the operations of the business for management and submission to OPW Corporate and Dover as well as all periodic reports to government and tax authorities. Write the monthly operating report for the business.
  • Responsible for ensuring business unit has successful documentation, procedures, testing, & all internal and external financial audits. Maintain full compliance with all requirements.
  • Participate as a key member of the Company’s strategic planning team to identify short and long range objectives, implementation of objectives, and on-going evaluation.
  • Analyze operations to identify trends in the business; recommend and implement specific corrective actions when warranted.
  • Leads in the development of the Annual Operating Plan exercise for the Business Unit which includes all aspects of the P&L and Balance sheet as a result of business unit strategies, tactics and resources necessary to achieve Business unit goals.
  • Prepare capital expenditure proposals for various aspects of the business and monitor the investment performance against the proposal. Ensure effective processes are in place. Assist in the financial analysis and due diligence process relating to potential acquisitions; maintain familiarity with Dover’s software model.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor degree in Business or Finance
  • 10+ years accounting with at least 5 years at the managerial level within an industrial high transaction setting.
  • Ability to be “hands-on” and to understand the strategic perspective
  • Must be able to travel 25% (includes international travel)


Desired Characteristics, Competence and Capabilities:

  • MBA or CFA preferred
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of operating in a Global environment, preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to provide leadership, and build a focused team throughout the business
  • Demonstrated ability as a strategic thinker and experienced at developing business and financial plans for short and long term results
  • Proven leadership skills in working as a member of an executive team including strategic planning
  • Proven record with quality programs, costing, contract pricing and business proposals
  • Strong cost accounting background in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Oracle preferred
  • Professional presentation skills including persuasive communication skills, adept listening and interpretation skills
  • Well-developed cross functional ability to work with all levels of the organization and an international workforce
  • Strong Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present, influence and collaborate at the leadership level
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Ohio : Hamilton

Sub Division : FTS - Global

Job Requisition ID : 36685

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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