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Director, Accounting & Finance

Company: Randstad US
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

job summary: Our client is a private equity owned manufacturer that continues to grow very quickly due to their product's ease of use, industrial quality, and exceptional value. The Director, Accounting & Finance role is a key management position within the business, and will be expected to be a value-added participant in the continued profitable growth of the Company. They will play a key role in the development and execution of the accounting function and will be called on to manage and control the processes required in a business that is expected to continue to grow at a very rapid pace.

  • Our client is focused on building a collaborative management team, and the Director, Accounting & Finance will be expected to be a true "business partner" with the CEO and COO and the other functional managers in the business.
  • This is a key role in the continued growth of a PE platform company with exceptional opportunity for professional growth and exposure to the PE environment.
  • The Director, Accounting & Finance will have primary day-to-day responsibility for managing the accounting function, and will report directly to the COO. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting and cost accounting. This role also has fiduciary responsibility to the PE owner. -- location: Lakeville, Minnesota job type: Permanent salary: $80,000 - 140,000 per year work hours: 9 to 5 education: Bachelor's degree experience: 8 Years -- responsibilities: Financial Management:
    • Ensures sound internal financial management control systems and procedures are in place.
    • Lead preparation of ongoing required financial statements and operating reports ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards, and regulatory requirements.
    • Reviews and directs all daily accounting functions.
    • Oversees and ensures timely and accurate processing of transactions and accounting data and ensures legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
    • Strong cost accounting skills including "hands on" leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive cost system and associated margin analysis.
    • Assist in preparation of the financial presentation for meetings with the PE owner.
    • Preparation / analysis of daily / weekly / monthly reports of key financial and operational metric trends.
    • Supports relationships with key customers and suppliers in regards to establishing credit, managing A/R, etc. Strategic and Analytical:
      • Displays orientation to profitability and aligns finance with strategic goals.
      • Analytical abilities and solid communication skills as to what is driving results.
      • Develop and manage processes and systems to provide management team with timely financial and operational information in regards to Company performance compared to budgets / operation plans.
      • Continuous focus on cost containment, cost reductions and overall improvement on improving gross margins and EBITDA.
      • Play a key role with CEO, COO, management team and PE Firm in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives and execution. IT and Technology:
        • Proficiency with ERP and can leverage IT to gain efficiencies across the company.
        • Demonstrates proficiency in QuickBooks and all MS Office applications including Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.-- qualifications: Required & Desirable Skills
          • Successful hands-on experience leading an accounting function, as a Controller or Assistant Controller, in a manufacturing company.
          • Experience with financial reporting and financial analysis reporting, or similar experience.
          • Experience in the development of annual budgets and forecast updates.
          • Experience with commercial contracts dealing with customer and supply transactions and agreements.
          • Experience managing accounting and finance professionals, setting annual goals & delivering performance reviews.
          • CPA license and/or MBA strongly preferred.
          • Experience with M&A evaluation and analysis a plus, although not a prerequisite. Relationship Building:
            • Establishes credibility throughout the organization as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
            • Ability to build solid working relationships across the organization including with management, workforce, customers, suppliers and other parties. Key Personal Attributes:
              • Strong Leadership: A Proactive and Passionate Advocate for the Business.
              • Exceptional Financial & Accounting Technical Skills. Knows what "good process" looks like - and is able to improve the finance & accounting function accordingly.
              • Accountable - Owns finance / accounting from top to bottom and demonstrates exceptional follow through.
              • Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well. Willing to roll up sleeves and perform work as well as manage others.
              • Effectively influences actions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
              • Creates a sense of team spirit and helps to create a positive work environment.
              • Ethics: Treats people with respect, keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically.
              • Upholds organizational values. Follows through on commitments. Not a silo builder.
              • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work and develops innovative approaches and ideas.
              • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with change, delays or unexpected events.
              • Strong organizational skills: versatile and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
              • Strong work-ethic, detail-driven and a commitment to doing whatever it takes to get the job done.-- skills: Budgeting, Account Reconciliation, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeping, Accruals, Cost Accounting, Bank Reconciliations, Cost of Goods Sold, Budgeting Forecasting & Management Reporting, $0-50 million, $50-100 million Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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