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Operations Finance Manager

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Position Summary:

Batesville is hiring an Operations Finance Manager located in Batesville, IN.  This position will work with the Director of Supply Chain Finance and Administration in a hands-on role in forecasting, summarizing, analyzing, and reporting Batesville Casket Company financial results and key financial metrics associated with the Batesville Casket operations organization.  This position will also support our credit and collections team from a supervisory status.  They will be responsible for driving objective setting and performance reviews

Who we are:

A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.

 At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

Batesville is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Participate in the quarterly forecasting and annual planning and budgeting processes, providing the detailed financial metrics and analysis necessary to support business decisions of the Batesville Casket Company (BCC) operations organization.  This includes the consolidation and analysis of costs for all BCC plant locations and the operations administration group.  (15%)
  • Participate in analyzing the BCC operations month end financial results and related reporting.  This includes operations manufacturing costs and variances (variable and fixed), non-financial measures, and other key income statement variances. (30%)
  • Detailed analysis of financial results versus plan, forecast and prior year to gain understanding of variances. (10%)
  • Lead efforts to accurately set and maintain standard costs including analyzing year-over-year changes in cost, identifying large variances and providing root-cause analysis. (20%)
  • Reviews quarterly key controls for manufacturing sites.  Participates and leads on-site layered audits of controls and processes. (5%)
  • Supports the credit and collections team from a supervisory status.  Drives objective setting and performance reviews. (20%)
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct oversight and supervision of the Credit and collections team.


Required skills /Experience

  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Skills /Experience

  • Advanced experience with Excel
  • Intermediate experience with ERP or Accounting systems (e.g. JD Edwards)
  • Basic experience with financial analysis/business intelligence tools (e.g. Hyperion, Cognos)
  • Basic experience with database/SQL utility tool (e.g. TOAD)
  • Basic database experience (e.g. Access)


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in Finance or Accounting; a minimum of five years related finance/accounting experience with two of those years in a manufacturing accounting environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  MBA, CPA, or CMA designation a plus.


Employee must be able to travel 5% of the time.

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


What We Offer:

Unique Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Onsite wellness center* with FREE office visits, FREE physical therapy & many FREE generic prescription medications
  • Generous 401K Matching Program
  • Unique programs to help associates improve access to medical professionals and improve the overall healthcare experience

What Sets Us Apart:

Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love® isn’t just our mission. It’s why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be.

Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement.

Putting customers first: We value the funeral professionals’ role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success.

We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it’s time to play, we get creative – and competitive. Whether it is a kickball tournament or football toss, our Tree is Me team provides engagement activities to bring people together across the organization.

We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need.

*These services are not available at all Batesville locations. 

Batesville is a family: This is not just a job. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.


At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.



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