Director of Finance -NA

Michigan, Detroit-Warren-Livonia

Posted: 03/07/2019 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 12811 Pay Rate: $150,000.00 - $175,000.00

Our client a global automotive manufacturing company, is looking for a Director of Finance to join their team. This position will be overseeing a handful of plants between WI, West MI and the Detroit area. The position will be based out of the Detroit area but will involve significant travel to the other locations. Therefore, this position could be located in WI or MI.

Position will involve:
Reporting to the CEO, North America and the global corporate CFO, the Director of Finance will oversee the North American Finance and Information Technology teams, ensuring all projects, initiatives, and processes meet established objectives. The Director of Finance will develop and lead Finance and IT strategic initiatives to ensure profitability and compliance. As a key advisor to the North American CEO, the Director of Finance will recommend financial plans ensuring financial health for the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead the North American Finance and Information Technology teams, setting strategic goals for standardization and managing successful implementations, and ensuring the most effective and efficient organizational structure
Develop and execute the financial strategy of the North American division in alignment with corporate goals and objectives
Manage internal financial controls and accounting procedures
Provide recommendations on cost reduction and increase of revenue
Clearly and effectively communicate risk mitigation strategies
Ensure the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements and plans, ensuring accuracy
Coordinate and file all required tax documentation
Critically review all capital expenditure requests, ensuring return on investment will be recognized within an acceptable period of time
Maintain a high level of customer service and organizational support
Work closely with all organizational cross-functional teams
Other duties and projects as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

Bachelor s Degree in accounting or finance
10+ years of finance experience
6+ years of experience in the automotive industry
7+ years of leadership experience
4+ years of experience in a regional finance position overseeing multiple plants
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with team members, peers, vendors and customers
Thorough understanding of GAAP and other finance related principles, functions, terminology, and software systems
Proven track record of developing and implementing accounting and financial processes and best practices
Ability to effectively manage change
Critical thinking and reasoning skills, ability to identify weaknesses and strengths of alternative solutions or approaches to opportunities
Demonstrated success leading all aspects of finance
Critical thinking and reasoning skills, ability to identify weaknesses and strengths of alternative solutions or approaches to opportunities
Demonstrated success leading all aspects of finance
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