Reporting to the Finance Director- Operations/ Supply Chain, this individual will be responsible for financial oversight of our Clients’ flagship Lakes’ Region, NH manufacturing facility. This individual will supervise a staff of 3 while managing the accounting, cost records, and internal control requirements of the site as well as supporting the Director of Operations to drive business/manufacturing results by partnering with the Site Management team. This role relies heavily on analytical abilities and experience to sort through complex data and prepare meaningful information to assist management with decision making, accounting deliverables, and business performance metrics and reports. As a member of both the Site Manufacturing team and the America’s Finance team, this individual will work cross functionally to identify areas of improvement in processes and operations.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Manage plant accounting/cost accounting and financial reporting responsibilities.
Work closely as the financial business partner to the Director of Operations for the facility to identify and measure ways for improving the profitability of the business.
Monitor, analyze, investigate, and report variances to standard, budget, and prior periods, as well as recommend corrective/ improvement actions.
Coordinate the development of annual operating plan and multi-year strategic plans.
Develop and maintain accurate standard costs.
Perform product costing and profitability analysis, including make/ buy assessments.
Perform month-end financial close including review of journal entries, account reconciliations, fixed assets, payroll, etc.
Prepare/ Present monthly financial review for Site Management and the region’s Senior Management.
Prepare weekly financial performance projections as well as formal monthly forecast updates.
Compile, maintain, and review operation metrics (KPI’s) for Site Management.
Analyze capital investment requests and ensure appropriate returns on investment while managing risks.
Provide support for the Site’s Inventory reporting requirements and reduction efforts.
Coordinate inventory cycle count program, audit results, and ensure overall program compliance
Ensure maintenance of accurate and complete financial records in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, GAAP, and Company Accounting Policies and Procedures.
Ensure a strong system of internal controls exists and is properly monitored.
Develop and maintain local accounting policies and procedures as necessary.
Oversee Payroll process, accuracy and compliance with Department of Labor Laws
Provide financial measurement support for site projects (i.e. VAVE, Productivity, Cost Reduction, etc.)
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
BS/BA in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA preferred.
7+ years’ experience in a similar role, managerial role in finance or accounting for a manufacturing company.
Thorough knowledge of financial performance drivers, accounting principles, procedures and systems with a solid understanding of accounting and internal controls.
Capable of researching, retrieving, organizing, and summarizing data to prepare reports, financial journal entries, and financial analysis.
Desire to lead and hold him/herself accountable.
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Ability to interface and work effectively with business partners
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Experience with ERP and financial systems; QAD and Hyperion are a plus.
EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:
1. Collaborate Across Workgroup
2. Initiate Positive Change
3. Deliver High Quality Results
4. Focus on the Customer