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Vice President, Finance Print
Global Consumer Products Manufacturer
 
Our client, a leading manufacturer based in Indiana, with plants in Brazil, Singapore and Taiwan, is looking for a VP of Finance who will drive efficiency improvements along a freshly designed value chain based on a sound understanding of all business processes. The successful candidate will provide leadership and coordination of all company financial decisions and product line analysis, assure financial reporting accuracy, and will be the DiligentPartners very small logo-BWbusiness partner for the President and the others in the executive leadership team for all strategic decisions of the company.
 
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Be a core member of the management team.
  • Track and improve benchmarks and reports for measuring the financial and operating performance.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results by product line.
  • Oversee the accounting and HR departments including shared service center.
  • Assure the accuracy of all financial reports.
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial forecasts.
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product line decisions.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal financial and tax reporting requirements.
  • Identify and drive efficiency improvements in sales, operations, logistics and finance.
  • Drive and coordinate capital employed/working capital improvement projects.
  • Identify potential savings and coordinate resulting projects.
  • Coordinate and support internal audits. 
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • 15+ years of progressive global experience in a senior level finance or accounting position with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Manufacturing industry experience required, Consumer Products industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; IFRS knowledge a plus.
  • Deep understanding of automated financial and accounting reporting systems and business processes required; SAP a plus.
  • Knowledge of federal and state tax regulations.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.
 
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance / Accounting / Business Administration required. CPA and Master’s degree, strongly preferred.
 
Why a Qualified Professional Should Pursue this Position:
 
Until recently a privately held, family owned business for over 50 years, for the past year new investor/owners have been assembling a new leadership team to transform the business with impactful new products, processes, technologies and alliance partners.  The transformation is under way, with much left to accomplish over a three year horizon in order to make the vision a reality.  Playing a significant part in the successful transformation of this well branded, global company will be a feather in anyone’s cap.  Our client has retained Diligent Partners with the exclusive management of this important search.  CLICK HERE to register for this position.
 
 

 

 
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