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Finance Manager


Accounting and Finance

Job Location

200 Sime Avenue, Tomah, WI

Position Type


The Toro Company in Tomah, Wisconsin prides themselves on being a place for people to grow. The plant in Tomah stands out because it's a place that puts an emphasis on quality. Everyone at our facilities in Tomah knows that their step in the process is contributing to the finished product for the customer. All our locations build the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building communities, cities, and the world.  

We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.  


The Tomah Finance Manager is responsible for all financial functions at the plant.  This person will collaborate closely with the plant leadership team to clearly and concisely communicate results and provide analysis related to costs, budgets, policies of operations, trends and potential cost savings opportunities that ensure alignment for Strategic Planning, Plan and Projections. They will also provide hands-on financial support to the management teams to ensure successful understanding and execution of financial objectives.


 Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis

  • Analyze the financial performance of manufacturing as compared with budgets and forecasts. Communicate results of analysis and resulting recommendations to Operations management. Prepare comprehensive reports for the Operations regional team, which highlight at a summary level, the key business and financial factors requiring management attention.
  • Coordinate the plant annual planning process as well as formal projections.
  • Communicate findings, analysis, and resulting recommendations to Plant Management and Finance Leadership.
  • Active, fully contributing participant in “Lean Manufacturing” and Continuous Improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Drive awareness, understanding, and adherence to all financial policies.

 General/Operations Accounting

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a system of internal controls to ensure the safeguarding of assets, the integrity of financial results and the efficient functioning of the accounting department.
  • Monitor spending levels of each capital project to ensure compliance with policy and that spending is completed and projects closed out in timely basis.
  • Ensure post-audits performed on major capital projects.
  • Coordinate month-end/year-end balance sheet reconciliations.

 Operations Financial Support

  • Develop and report on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis projections/actuals on production, plant performance, inventory, spending on direct labor, direct burden, and fixed burden and associated variances.
  • Collaborate with, and provide financial leadership to, the manufacturing plants in the control, reporting, and projection of capital spending and fixed asset balances while providing financial leadership in preparing the justification of capital equipment and tooling insuring consistency in methods, reasonability of assumptions, etc.
  • Identify and drive cost reductions, operational improvements and initiatives to improve performance.
  • Support other assigned Operations functions with budgets and actual reports, as assigned.
  • Securing/Maintaining Necessary Resources
    • Effectively identify and present department critical issues, goals, strategies, policies, and budgets.
    • Provide timely and quality support, documentation for recommendations.
    • Effectively communicate with appropriate parties the major issues, resource needs of the departments and secure approvals of resources to accomplish goals.
    • Effectively manage within the approved budgets.
  • Support the Plant on the journey towards a Lean Enterprise.


  • Always serve as the financial conscience of the division in matters of business decision making using a positive, team player approach.
  • Continue to develop personal skills in the area of accounting, finance, system, leadership and overall management.
  • Ensure that plants maintain SOX 404 compliance. Audit internal controls to ensure that compliance is maintained and sustained.
  • Advocates the safety policies and procedures within the plant. Participate in safety inspections and support plant safety activities as required as part of the plant management team. Participate in employee progress or decision meetings concerning case management decisions.


  • Provides indirect leadership to cross-functional team at the Tomah plant.
  • Works effectively across departments and at all levels of the organization.
  • Work product and results are highly visible to senior leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting is required. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in a progressively more complex financial management, business planning and analysis roles.
  • 3-5+ years of direct or indirect leadership experience (may include demonstrated use of influential leadership or project/initiative management skills).
  • Broad experience in planning and accounting in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong software and systems acumen (ERP experience preferred, SAP experience a plus).
  • Excellent business acumen with managerial perspective and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in identifying opportunities for improvement, creating buy-in and executing on ideas – increasing the productivity and effectiveness of the team and division.
  • Highly motivated, forward-thinking individual with managerial ability.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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