Praxair, Inc. Finance Manager - HyCO USA Engineering in The Woodlands, Texas

Finance Manager - HyCO USA Engineering


About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largestworldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialtygases, and high-performancesurface coatings. Our products,servicesand technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety ofindustries, includingaerospace,chemicals,food and beverage,electronics,energy,healthcare, manufacturing, primarymetalsand many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website

Job Scope:Reporting to the HyCO USA Vice-President, Engineering this position designs and prepares financial and operational performance assessments in support of senior management analysis; coordinates the preparation of monthly financial forecasts and annual operating plans; assists in the completion of financial reporting requirements of the business unit and corporate finance.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the compilation of information used in the review of actual financial results versus forecasted results on a monthly basis:

  • Creation of meaningful financial models that facilitate timely review and analysis of actual results vs. forecasted results

  • Assist in the preparation of presentation material to senior management highlighting the Business Unit’s performance versus forecast and versus prior actual periods.

  • Assist in the Business Unit’s closing review process

  • Prepare any accrual and adjusting entries as required

  • Support accounting team with percentage of completion billing based on milestones

  • Responsible for the overall coordination of the monthly financial forecast cycle, including:

  • Preparation and administration of forecasting timeline

  • Working with department managers to ensure adherence to timeline

  • Creation / maintenance of meaningful financial models that summarize forecasted financial results compared with prior forecasts, prior actual periods and operating plan

  • Responsible for the completion and submission of Corporate FP&A reporting requirements within Hyperion:

  • Preparation and administration of work process timeline to ensure timely completion and submission of reporting requirements on a month-end and quarter-end basis.

  • Creation / maintenance of models required to complete reporting requirements

  • Compilation of quarter variance reports, income statement variance reports, productivity, capital expenditure, headcount reporting requirements

  • Responsible for the overall coordination of annual planning cycle, including:

  • Preparation and administration of planning cycle timeline; and ensuring compliance by department managers

  • Coordination in development / maintenance of Budgeting Cube environment used for plan consolidation and analysis

  • Coordination with Corporate FP&A to ensure submission deadlines are met timely and accurately

  • Development / maintenance of multiple financial models analyzing plan submissions in terms of financial trends

  • Assist in the preparation of detailed presentations to Praxair senior management

  • Ad Hoch reporting to assist in the evaluation of emerging financial and operational performance trends, including sell-out trends, engineering rate calculations, resource utilization / capacity, third-party consultant support requirements / cost, and cash-flow analysis.

  • Development / Maintenance of multiple financial models, which include but are not limited to:

  • Large Growth Project Performance

  • Sell-out Performance

  • Resource Utilization / Capacity Outlook

  • Capital Expenditure Activity

  • Headcount

  • Productivity

Critical Competencies:

Action Oriented


Customer Focus

Integrity & Trust

Intellectual Horsepower

Managerial Courage

Presentation Skills

Priority Setting

Problem Solving

Process Management

Time Management


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required

  • CPA and/or MBA preferred

  • 5 years Finance experience required

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Intermediate knowledge of Hyperion, OBIEE, JD Edwards and SAP is preferred

  • Travel as necessary (up to 25%)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Texas-The Woodlands

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19000650