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Director of Finance and Accounting

Job Summary

The Director of Finance and Accounting is responsible for establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. The director of finance also works with cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll and risk management. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In a multi-site accounting setting, perform monthly accounting close process including account analysis, variance reporting and reconciliations
  • Establish and document internal procedures, financial controls and ensure adherence to company policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Prepare detailed analysis and reports and MD&A in a timely manner as requested by management for monthly operational reporting
  • Perform analysis of budget variances and determine drivers with a focus on causes and recommendations for improvement
  • Prepare financial statement forecasts and models and provide assistance with the budgeting process
  • Prepare  financial statements and footnote disclosures for annual audit
  • Responsible for annual audit coordination, audit preparation, liaison with departments and interface with auditors
  • Integrate acquired businesses in financial systems as required
  • Review accounting infrastructure for opportunities to gain operational efficiencies
  • Perform research and resolution on accounting issues
  • Work with senior management on ad hoc projects
  • Research variances to identify problems or trends and present solutions
  • Determine appropriate methods of financial presentation
  • Serve as a reference for, and maintain files of, information frequently requested by Executive Management
  • Develop policies and procedures in response to new accounting pronouncements
  • Evaluate existing policies and procedures for effectiveness and application
  • Supervise, evaluate, coach, mentor and review Accounting/Finance team members
  • Create team members development plans with training and development opportunities
  • Provide quality control of the team members’ work
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or related field; CPA required
  • 5 years’ experience in leading and managing an accounting/finance team
  • 10 years’ experience overall in accounting and finance, experience in public accounting required
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP, consolidations, income tax provisions, and foreign currency financial statements
  • Experience with acquisitions and  related purchase accounting, and integration of acquired businesses.
  • Experience in working in a manufacturing environment
  • Financial forecasting, modeling and analysis required
  • Experience in accounting for research and development activities
  • Experience with accounting for share-based compensation
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications Excel and PowerPoint and other financial software applications
  • Demonstrated history of intellectual curiosity
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills

 

Physical Requirements

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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