ESAB Denton
  • 07-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • Denton, TX, USA
  • Full Time

About ESAB:

ESAB produces equipment and filler metals for virtually every welding and cutting application. We invented the covered welding electrode more than 100 years ago and remain the largest filler metals supplier globally. ESAB is recognized for its application solution know-how and products and services to industries on every continent including energy, machinery, power generation, fabrication, construction, ship building, transportation and many, many others. With 26 manufacturing plants on four continents, and sales/support representatives in 80 countries, ESAB had revenues of approximately $2.6 billion.

The joining of ESAB and Victor brings together more than two centuries of welding and cuttin experience. Now all the welding and cutting solutions are available from one company - ESAB.

Denton is the largest ESAB manufacturing site in North America, producing leading brands and product lines of: Victor, Thermal Dynamics, Tweco, Aircair and Stoody. It is home to high volume wear parts for razor-razor blade model Welding and cutting tips i.e Velocity.  The site also produces high volume components for Hermosillo final assembly and takes claim for the HPI configurator line.  Another unique product for Denton is the special guns and cutting torches that span across multiple product lines. Exothermic final assembly products are also manufactured in Denton. Denton's newly added distribution center services many key customers such as Airgas, Praxair, Matheson and independents along with contractors, oil and gas, and construction.  Denton is also unique for being ESAB's Center of Excellence as our key functions are located in this facility.  Some key attributes are local Research & Development for innovation, a major distribution center for US and global sales on Accessories & Adjacency products, the North America and international customer care support and a shared service center for North America.  The Denton location employees approximately 545 full time and temporary associates with an average length of employment of over 11 years!

Job description

Reporting to the Manager of SAP COE, the Finance and Controlling (FICO) specialist will provide leadership as well as hands on experience for implementing *best practice* processes in the Finance and Controlling module of SAP. The candidate is ultimately responsible for his/her area of SAP, including blueprint optimization, customer satisfaction, managing consultants and delivery of projects, with minimum day to day supervision.


  • Works closely with the User Subject Matter Experts, user community, other SAP business analysts, SAP development team and other team members on IT projects.

  • Researches, analyzes, designs, identifies and facilitates process improvements that focus on providing standard SAP functionality to meet business requirements wherever possible

  • Provides training and mentoring to others in the company related to area of expertise

  • Defines and implements best business practices, adhering to the business standards for the FICO functional processes

  • Translates business requirements into detailed functional specifications, test scripts, and other system documentation while adhering to company standards

  • Identifies costs, benefits, risks, and alternatives in proposed system designs and their impact on the integration with other systems and SAP modules

  • Performs SAP configuration to support changing and new business needs.

  • Troubleshoots application problems and proposes optimal resolutions.

  • Provides on-call support and evening and weekend work as required in a 24/7 high availability environment.

  • Supports for monthly and year-end activities.


1. Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, administration or business related major. MBA or CPA preferred.

  • Requires 7 years' experience in an SAP ERP environment, with at least 3 years front end business experience as an accountant or finance professional, and 5 years of experience supporting the Finance and controlling functions within SAP FICO.

  • Experience with at least one full life cycle implementation. Project management experience preferred.


1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be an SAP accounting and costing expert. Ability to implement best practices of AP, AR, internal orders and product costing including general ledger, controlling area, cost center accounting and profit center accounting, knowledge on how to create cost elements, cost center, valuation profiles, internal orders and reporting.

  • Experience on Setting of New Financial statement version i.e. Balance Sheet & Income Statement for new Group Account.

  • Extensive knowledge/experience with the development of functional specifications as well as development requirements is required.

  • Overall understanding and knowledge of SAP BW/SAP Queries.

  • Proven ability to quickly learn existing Business Processes and combine knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g. SAP capability, Standard industry best practice) in order to produce an optimal business solution.

  • Possesses the skills to initiate, evaluate, develop, defend, and influence users on adoption of solid, actionable recommendations.

  • Ability to travel to other facilities as required

  • Excellent communication and business relationship skills


Skills: Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Internal Orders, Product Costing, Budget, Profitability Analysis



  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Work Environment

While performing the primary duties of the job, the employee is regularly exposed to general office and manufacturing plant environments. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers and photocopiers, small products and parts. This is a full-time position, however, work outside normal business hours may occur.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with it.

Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.  ESAB is committed to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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