Global Director, Finance

The Global Director, Finance is the senior finance leader reporting to the CFO.  This role oversees the Company's external and internal reporting requirements, operations finance, internal controls, and has external audit oversight.  This person leads a team working in partnership with the business to provide timely information and provide key insights and corrective action.    A proven self-starter, this candidate ideally has demonstrated experience with leading the accounting function for a similar mid-market enterprise.  A solid understanding of GAAP reporting with familiarity of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment is desirable.   Primary Responsibilities Directs and oversees the Company's Global Accounting Function, which includes financial operations, GAAP financial reporting, accounting compliance and policy for a multi-site global manufacturing environment. Provides leadership and oversight for a financial team charged with being a business partner to the organization.  Key roles include financial reporting, financial operations and transaction accounting. Oversees the operations finance function ensuring business partnership with operators and effective financial leadership to deliver consistently applied cost accounting and reporting systems. Responsible for the development, monitoring and documentation of effective (appropriate) financial controls worldwide. Directs the timely monthly/quarterly close globally across all regions for various stakeholders including the banks. Accurate and timely development, analysis, and interpretation of financial accounting information to appraise operating results and performance against budget/forecast.   Key deliverables in this area include the monthly report preparation, quarterly reporting requirements and leadership team reporting. Leads the annual GAAP financial statement audit; lead role assisting third party auditors executing audit procedures. Directs and leads financial transaction processes and systems including accounts payable and accounts receivable.  Key deliverables timely collections and effective payment processes. Directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures. Works with CFO in developing financial action plans while partnering with other executives and business leaders around the Company, as appropriate.   Basic Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or closely related field. Experience: 15+ years of increasing responsibilities in accounting and financial positions   Preferred Qualifications Education and/or Experience: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in either active or inactive status desirable Previous public accounting experience (Big 4) preferred Experience with a global manufacturing company with exposure to international issues Experience with standard costing and month-end reporting Significant accounting exposure including GAAP reporting, managerial reporting and financial controls assessment 3 years of management experience in a similar financial role   Interpersonal Skills:   Leadership skills - ability to effectively manage staff and lead initiatives; good judge of talent; process oriented; results oriented; ability to drive change; ability to manage conflict Agent of Change - able to recognize people, process and technology gaps to create change for desired outcomes consistent with Oliver's vision. Communication skills- ability to articulate vision; ability to manage difficult conversations with tact and diplomacy Work ethic - enjoys working in a fast-paced environment; ability to manage multiple priorities; ability to operate in a relatively lean environment; roll-up-the-sleeves mentality Integrity - ability to handle highly confidential information   Essential Functions The ability to predictably and regularly attend work and to be punctual. The ability to work cooperatively with others. The ability to deal politely and professionally with customers and/or coworkers. The ability to perform several tasks at once. The ability to follow direction or instruction. The ability to use a computer to communicate, create, and access information.   Special Requirements Ability to travel (US and Internationally) Ability to work evenings and/or weekends
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Minimum Qualification
15+ years

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