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Director, Subsidiary Finance and Accounting (1658)

The Director, Subsidiary Finance and Accounting will implement and standardize accounting, credit and collection, and other financial policies within company subsidiaries. Provide financial advice and recommend solutions to improve cash flow and profitability to the subsidiaries and corporate executives.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary point of contact between subsidiaries and corporate finance and accounting departments.
  • Work with Vice President, North American Subsidiaries to successfully execute strategic financial objectives.
  • Coordinate treasury and accounting integration activities across subsidiaries and parent.
  • Formalize a credit process that includes the establishment of unsecured credit lines for all customers and ensures adherence to available lien and bond statutes.
  • Establish protocols and processes for the approval of customer orders.
  • Manage subsidiaries to achieve standard collection targets including days sales outstanding, delinquency, collection percentage and bad debt expense.
  • Manage the overall cash flow of the subsidiaries to achieve working capital targets.
  • Direct alignment with subsidiaries accounting operations and parent.
  • Ensure subsidiaries are resourced appropriately to execute financial and accounting objectives.
  • Create and deliver meaningful financial reports and presentations to senior management and external stakeholders that include information on financial trends, risks, and opportunities; deliver comprehensive explanations of financial data to drive informed decision-making. Provide ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required to support the business and its leaders.
  • Assist with the annual budget process. Analyze actual financial results against established targets, identify areas of variance, and provide insightful recommendations to improve financial performance.
  • Continuously enhance reporting tools and processes to ensure accurate and streamlined information flow. Identify opportunities for process automation and contribute to the implementation of new technologies to increase efficiency and effectiveness at subsidiaries.
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly business reviews with key leadership.
  • Travel regularly to subsidiaries to build relationships with management, key employees, customers, and suppliers.

Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience: Progressive experience in accounting, finance, and wholesale credit and collections
  • Four-year degree: Concentration or major in finance, accounting, or economics
  • 11+ years’ experience preferred: Increasing responsibility in financial and accounting operations, or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Company’s accounting, finance, and leasing policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of software related to accounting and financial operations
  • Knowledge of quantitative accounting and finance methods
  • Knowledge of financial controls (i.e., division of responsibilities)
  • Knowledge of Company quality goals and standards
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Financial analysis and interpretive skills to evaluate internal and external financial statements
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide leadership to attain departmental and individual goals
  • Ability to effectively train and instruct in group settings and one on one
  • Ability to work with all levels of employees and management, both internally and externally
  • Ability to mediate customer and supplier conflicts
     

Compensation & Benefits Details:
The expected rate of pay for this position is $150,000-$200,000 annually. This position is also bonus eligible with a target of 35%, based on specific and relevant business metrics. Additionally, the role is eligible for our profit-sharing plan and stock purchase plan.

The company is known for comprehensive benefits and employee stock ownership plan! As a full-time employee, you will accrue THREE weeks of vacation during your first 12 months, and will have access to a wide variety of our benefits. Benefits include: Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays, Employee Recognition Program

Working Conditions

Office environment. Frequent travel required.
 

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