Director Finance & Strategy

Job Summary Finance Director- The Finance Director is a business-oriented finance and accounting executive with the responsibility to oversee and manage all financial management, accounting and asset management. The Finance Director will direct the fiscal functions of the entity including, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and accounting.    The Finance Director interprets financial and statistical trends, projects financial needs, plans recommends, and implements actions to achieve desired financial results. The scope of responsibility encompasses long and short term financial, strategic planning, capital and operational planning, capital discussions and revenue generation.  Responsibilities o Be an effective business partner to the general manager and operations team by providing insight into the financial implications of a variety of business, commercial, and operational scenarios. o Communicate effectively status and issues facing the business at all levels. Develops reporting to monitor the performance of the business and strategic initiatives. Develops clear and concise communication to ensure initiatives are understood and accountability achieved. o Develop the capabilities of the business unit's financial team members. o Establishes, tracks and asses working capital levels within the division. Identifies opportunities to improve working capital and develops action plans to implement. o Reviews and approves all capital expenditure requests, partnering with plant leadership to validate cost/benefit analysis; ensures post-investment analysis is performed to monitor actual results vs expected benefits o Oversee and manage accounting, cost accounting, and budgeting activities.  Manage the accounting system in accordance with both standard accounting principles and corporate accounting policies to provide visibility of the financial condition of the division. o Prepare monthly financial reviews for the executive and local management team including variance reports, KPIs and other management accounting reports. o Insure that integrated planning and forecasting tools are in place to provide management visibility of progress toward meeting financial performance goals. o Conduct analysis of financial performance of all projects, cost accounts, manufacturing value streams and overall plant P&L.  Reports out on results and recommends corrective actions. o Responsible for implementing and managing cost control methods and procedures. o Oversees the accounting, cost accounting, forecasting and budgeting activities for the P&L, balance sheet and income statement. Partners with the plant GM's and finance to ensure viability of budget and forecasts and line of sight to monitor performance against goals. oCoordinate the completion of business plans and forecasts, budgetary comparisons, profit analysis, operations reviews, appropriate requests and other financially related documents. o Maintains knowledge of applicable Generally Accepting Accounting Principles (GAAP) and ensures financial records comply with such standards o Partner with management team to create, analyze and justify business cases for capital expenditures, new customer quotations or strategic business actions.           o Follow all Safety, Environmental, and Quality policies and guidelines. o Support, recommend and implement process and procedure change to improve efficiencies and promote a culture of continuous improvement. o Other duties may be assigned or required for this position Required Skills o A proven record of accomplishment of successfully leading all financial operations, cash management and accounting controls. o Proficient in various accounting, financial and MRP/ERP software use. o Proficient in Microsoft office applications; Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Advanced skills in Excel. o A minimum of 10 years of broad experience and a minimum of a four-year degree in accounting or finance. Qualifications o An advanced degree is highly preferred with a either a CPA or CMA designation and/or MBA. o Ability and experience working in a manufacturing company o Analytical and a strong communicator. o Develops future leaders from existing leadership Job Requirements Years Of Experience Minimum Years of Experience Maximum Years of Experience Comments 10 Education Requirements Min/Preferred Education Level Description 4 Year / Bachelors Degree masters preferred Certifications/Licenses o CPA, CMA or MBA. Req #215
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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