Finance Director

Req ID:  62345
Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77041

Date:  Sep 24, 2022

JOB SUMMARY

This role is a member of the financial leadership team and responsible for positively impacting results and the overall success of the business.  This position provides strategic direction, leadership and accountability for financial operations.  Responsible for process improvement within the finance field, this role influences operational results and assists the organization in becoming more data driven and results focused.  Involved in directing financial reporting processes, this position may also engage in special projects, including but not limited to mergers, divestitures, acquisitions and integrations, as well as enhancing the current processes in place.  Must have a thorough knowledge of accounting and finance principles including practices and procedures related to internal and external audit functions and GAAP.  Relies on experience, expertise, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Performs a variety of tasks and works independently. 

The person in this role will create and lead with a culture of strong leadership, innovation, talent and disciplined practices and processes.  This leader will also develop and maintain a sustained and long-term continuous improvement and efficient organization that consistently produces improved results while motivating and retaining employees with high performance standards.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set the direction, tone and management for the Site Level Controllers and finance organization
  • Clear understanding of material transactions and activities impacting the operating results
  • Hands on management of site controllership teams to own, manage and optimize balance sheet (B/S), P&L and cash flow (CF)
  • Succession and top grading of finance team
  • Drive finance projects based on business needs and cross functional support, as required
  • In depth understanding and modeling of operational impacts to the P&L and CF based on various operational scenarios
  • Ensures that the business units’ financial results are reported in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with GAAP through periodic balance sheet reviews, communication of current issues and best practice sharing
  • Ensures compliance with the following accounting standards:
  • US and Local Country Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP)
  • Company policies and procedures
  • Coordinates Tax and Treasury issues relating to the location
  • Proactive management of external audits and coordination of timely implementation of corrective action
  • Coordinates and performs compliance work, including maintaining proper internal control documentation, monitoring of control design and effectiveness, preparation, maintenance and review of self-assessment documentation and primary contact for Corporate or compliance matters.
  • Generally, champions compliance oversight, driving the control environment throughout the business by monitoring and identification as well as leading improvement of compliance processes
  • Establish and monitor financially based KPIs within each functional area.
  • Plays key role in ensuring the financial area complies with laws and regulations; stays abreast of laws and regulations through professional reading, electronic professional websites and internal counsel. 
  • Analysis & reporting of inventory, purchase price variance, production order variance, various spending accounts, labor & efficiencies, etc.
  • Provide monthly and annual forecasting and budgeting
  • Partner with global product managers to understand market pricing requirements and where price escalation can be achieved
  • Engage with Operational management, supply chain, engineering, and HR to optimize cost structure and global footprint.
  • All other duties as directed or modified

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experienced with Microsoft Outlook
  • Familiarity of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Alignment to the strategic goals of the Company and financial philosophy within the business structure
  • Strong analytical skills – able to assist in identifying and providing solutions to complex operational and financial issues as they impact the function.  Able to create clear action plans.
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to collaborate with others through appropriate influencing and negotiation strategies.
  • Broad organizational business acumen, emotional intelligence, executive disposition and a strong bias for results.
  • Can meet commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and to deliver results on time
  • Self-starting with good organizational skills
  • Strong business and financial analytical skills, with the ability to analyze data and forecast financial results
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented matrix environment that is fast-paced and demanding

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline required
  • Minimum of 10 years manufacturing costing and financial reporting experience with an automated system
  • Public accounting experience is highly desirable; strong background with internal & external audit functions required.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA); a requirement for career progression
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. Generally accepted accounting principles preferable

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Normal office environment with potential travel to Celeros FT locations, as needed.

 


Nearest Major Market: Houston