Finance Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Rydalmere, Australia


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

We are offering you:

  • Permanent full-time position

  • Free on-site parking at our office in Rydalmere

  • Discounted health insurance with Medibank

  • Discounted car rentals with Avis

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible hybrid working model (3 days in office+2 days working from home)

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance, you will be responsible for monitoring departmental profitability and producing costing, cost variance analysis and reporting. The successful candidate will have experience liaising with international finance counterparts to ensure forecast alignment and be available to attend early morning or late evening teams calls with US counterpart.

Key activities may include:

  • Manage month end requirements for the business unit, meeting corporate deadlines.

  • Work with Customer Service for the monthly financial forecasting process to corporate.

  • Facilitate and co-ordinate the preparation of monthly forecasts, causal analysis and other group reporting requirements.

  • Facilitate and co-ordinate the preparation of annual budgets, including input into 3-year strategic plan.

  • Monitor departmental profitability and produce departmental costing, cost variance analysis and reporting.

  • Review and approval of intercompany balances including treasury in house banking balances prepared by assistant accountant.

  • Prepare Sales SIP plan budget, forecast and actuals.

  • Review and approve credit limit changes and on hold orders/customers.

  • Work with local management to identify risks and opportunities in the forecast and assist management in managing risks; liaise with international finance counterparts to ensure forecast alignment.

  • Investigate all opportunities to remove unnecessary costs and improve profitability and where appropriate provide recommendations to the Vice President - Finance.

  • Manage yearly audits with external auditors.

  • Approval of balance sheet and general ledger reconciliations and adjusting journals.

  • Review and approval Fixed Asset Register and Capex items for consolidated sites.

  • Oversee regional recharges including consolidated site costs and allocation to local Intercompany entities.

  • Ensure accurate entry into Visual Lease for all right of use leases.

  • American Express credit card reconciliation and import into Sage (temporary process until replaced by individual corporate cards)

  • Ensures adherence to accounting principles, practices, policies and procedures.

  • Produce ad hoc reporting and provide guidance and support to managers for commercial decisions. 

  • Processing of month end journals.

  • Maintain all financial records and systems.

  • Commitment to Quality, Safety and Environmental requirements; and

  • Any other duties directed by your manager.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Tertiary qualifications in Commerce or Economics and formal studies required for membership as a CPA or CA;

  • A proven background of financial management in an operation of significant size

  • Knowledge of USGAAP (preferable);

  • Ability to influence others;

  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Effective organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills;


Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.