LOCATION: Salisbury / North Carolina (US-NC), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 3148 | JOB GRADE: 16 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for submission to management, banks, and KBHC.  Advises on all financial matters and develops and presents matters requiring director’s decision. 


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Prepares in a timely manner complete & accurate reports required by the Director of Finance (DoF),  President, and German parent. 
  2. Manages the Fixed Asset & Cost Accounting administrator, and Financial Analyst
  3. Prepares the annual budget and three year plan for NYAB, and periodic forecasts during the year, including top-down and bottom-up plans.
  4. Compare actual results with operating plans and standards.  Provides reports and interprets the results of operations to all levels of management.
  5. Proactively recommend changes and implement actions to achieve planned results.  Supports business improvement teams.
  6. Develop yearly overhead rates for establishing base standards necessary for accurate inventory valuation
  7. Coordinate yearly inventory audit with manufacturing and external auditors as required.  Prepare reports necessary for inventory reconciliation.
  8. Fulfils the FICO key user role for the SBU and provides support and traing to all SBU locations as necessary.
  9. Manage the daily activities of the remote location designated accounting / controlling personnel
  10. Protect company assets by: ensuring adequate internal controls exist; internal audits of suspected weaknesses are performed; and communicate with KBHC Controlling to ensure proper insurance coverage is retained.
  11. Assist Director of Finance, President and other department heads with various special projects and requests for information/reports, including historical data, budgets, forecasts, cost information and semi-annual board presentation preparation
  12. Oversee the update of all manufacturing and purchase standards at year end.
  13. Perform periodic personnel reviews, and assign work to staff as appropriate to achieve Department / Company goals.  The Controller serves as a back-up for the staff personnel in their absence.
  1. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  2. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  3. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  4. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies

  1. Technical Capacity
    • Experience in Manufacturing, Cost Accounting and Forecasting
  2. Advanced computer skills with spreadsheet design
  3. ERP experience, SAP preferred
  4. Ability to complete multiple tasks in an accurate and timely manner
  5. Good Communication skills both oral and written
  6. Ability to Manage and improve processes
  7. Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  8. Strong organization skills
  9. Strong Analytical skills
  10. Managing and Improving Process
  11. Strategy and Vision
  12. Influence and Inspire


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment
The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 


Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  2. 2-10+ years of relevant and progressively more responsible positions


Preferred Education and Experience
Masters Degree, CMA or CPA preferred




From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!

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