Finance Co-op

United States of America



With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Walden’s Machine was founded in 1976 by Charlie Walden.  Primus purchased Walden’s in 2006 and PCC purchased Primus in 2011. The Company offers a complete range of products and services including high speed machining (3, 4 & 5 axis medium/complex aluminum and hard metal machining), kitting, assembly and integration, decorative coatings, airfoil/propulsion structures specialist and global supply chain management. Walden’s is a 24 hour facility and is staffed with roughly 130 employees.

Walden’s has a reputation for market leading performance and responsiveness in high speed machining. Some of their well-known customers included, but are not limited to, Boeing, Bombardier, Spirit Aerosystems, Bell Helicopter.  The Company is fully certified for IS0 9001 and hold Revision “C” registration for AS9100.

Position Summary:

The Finance co-op will gain exposure to working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The co-op will be project focused but will also include exposure to day-to-day finance operations. They will assist in developing and implementing financial processes. The co-op may need to collaborate with multiple departments to ensure compliance with customer quality requirements both internal and external.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • REPORTING: Assist finance department leadership in the preparation of monthly internal reporting deliverables and consolidated projections including variance analysis; Summarize consolidated results including calculation of enterprise metrics and presentation; Provide ad-hoc data and analysis as necessary for Corporate and Executive Management.
  • Financial Process, participate in improvement initiative, supporting accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, general ledger, and other areas.
  • FORECASTING & PLANNING: Support consolidation process for budget, forecasts; Analyze variances to budget, forecasts and projections.
  • TEAMING: Work closely with other finance staff as well as supporting Division personnel on projects.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of company financial statements and statistical reporting including journal entries.
  • Review, analyze, and reconcile GL accounts including payables, receivables, cash, pre-paid, fixed assets, and accrued liabilities.
  • Assist in month-end close process within deadlines.
  • Completion of one Highlight project during co-op placement. This project will generally relate to continuous improvement within the department and will include a formal presentation of findings at the end of the term.

Required Skills:

  • Must have the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet expectations for required competencies in position, which includes: 1) safety, health, and environmental awareness, 2) business ethics and compliance, 3) technical/professional competence and quality & time management, 4) interpersonal relations and communication skills, 5) initiative, flexibility, innovation, and adaptability, 6) continuous improvement and problem solving, and 7) planning and organizing.
  • Creative problem-solving skills with strong troubleshooting techniques.
  • Must be able to follow both written and verbal instruction.
  • Must be analytical and methodical in conducting tasks and work assignments.
  • Detailed oriented – Accurate, thorough, strong work ethic, and driven to provide quality work product.


Required Experience and Education:

  • The candidate must have completed a minimum of 1 year college credit, currently enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior level status at an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or related field of study.
  • At least 15 hours of completed Finance/ Accounting courses is preferred.


Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.