Global financial leadership and direction is the primary responsibility of the Director of Finance. The role is responsible for leading and coordinating the effort of the company’s Finance and Accounting team around the globe and serves as a partner to the business unit’s President & CEO as well as a key member of the business unit’s Executive Team and the Finance Leadership of the parent company. This position works collaboratively and closely with global functional areas and regional businesses in a matrixed organization.
The Director of Finance plays a critical role in setting strategy, including short- and long-term financial objectives, leads the annual operating plan process for a multi-site business unit that operates across multiple geographies and currencies around the world, provides accurate forecasting and helps instill financial acumen within the business unit. The role oversees the organization’s fiscal function, ensuring that the company operates with appropriate internal controls and financial policies in a complex international business environment.
Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s fiscal function.
Leads and supports formulation and administration of company financial policies and develops long range financial goals and objectives.
Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine department and organizational progress toward stated goals and objectives.
Provides timely and accurate analysis of financial results, operating plans, forecasts and strategic plans that will assist the President, Board of Directors and other senior managers in managing their responsibilities.
Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the company.
Fosters continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers, capital investment and pension funds and other investments. This includes playing an integral role in the annual process of the development of the company’s five-year strategic plan.
Develops and advises on pricing strategies.
Insures accurate cash flow forecasting and helps manage improvements in cash flow and working capital.
Evaluates the finance division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals. Develop strong talent and craft a very effective global finance organization.
Maintains competence in billing, general ledger software, spreadsheets and overall general knowledge of system databases and master files.
Plays a critical role in potential M&A activity including effective modeling, due diligence and subsequent integration.
Participates as an active member of the Executive Team and communicates well with teammates and others.
Prior experience working within a business operating system that utilizes Kaizen and other related tools for process improvement is preferred.
Previous public accounting experience is a plus.
Superior financial and business acumen skills.
Demonstrated ability to be able to help craft customer sales and commission programs.
Advanced computer and financial systems skills, including superior Excel skills as well as financial reporting systems and ERP framework.
Knowledge of working in international markets with an understanding of different rules and regulations, customs and duties experience, and exposure to dealing with foreign exchange and heading
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including people development, coaching, goal setting, and evaluation.
Ability to effectively manage changing priorities, meet tight deadlines, and handle ambiguity while remaining controlled and positive.
Ability to lead others by personal example and commitment to company values.
Strong developer and supporter of robust internal controls.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, as well as ability to present and engage audiences.
Exceptional team building and collaborative skills; able to effectively build relationship and reach mutually agreeable outcomes
Ability to lead and manage large-scale projects.
Demonstrate strategic thinking with an entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, and resourcefulness.
Process orientation skills
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or Business with heavy emphasis in Accounting and Finance. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree preferred.
Minimum of ten years professional level industry experience, including a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a supervisory position and a minimum of five (5) years in a senior management position.
A minimum of ten years of experience in a manufacturing environment with solid standard cost skills.
Participation in several M&A transactions including valuation, due-diligence, purchase agreements and integration.
Experience in the Biotech and Life Science’s field preferred.
Join EnviroLogix and you’ll be a part of a team that is pushing diagnostic boundaries forward in the life science laboratories, grain markets and the food supply chain. We value the diverse knowledge and experience of all team members and seek cross-functional teams at every level. From the beginning, our motivation has been to create breakthrough diagnostic technologies, seeking innovative ways to help customers solve their problems. The drive to pioneer advancements continues today, as we develop smart, simple diagnostic technology.