Vice President Finance

Kramer Poole Talent Partners
Published
June 18, 2022
Location
San Jose, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Summary:

The VP Finance & IT plays a key leadership role within the organization and reports directly to the global CFO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


• Owner of all financial reporting, internal control and planning aspects of the business (controller for the business)


• Financial backbone that supports the commercial aspects of the business, product margin analysis, pricing decisions, make or buy decisions, product/asset rationalization, working capital management, capital projects, contractual arrangements, negotiations, etc.


• Leads all financial planning activities


• Direct responsibility for all facets of accounting and financial reporting


• Establish policies in conjunction with corporate standards


• Coordinate month-end and quarter end close process


• Facilitate quarterly and year end External Audit process


• Facilitate regular updates and monitoring of internal control documentation


• Coordinate internal control testing


• Provide insightful financial analyses and engage leadership to drive strategic decision making


• Treasury & payment process


• Manage Tax and general compliance


• Build and provide recommendations on business strategies in areas such as:

o Product/customer pricing

o Product/asset utilization and/or rationalization

o Integration of new acquired business in North-America

o Working Capital Management

o Capital Expenditure analysis & management

o Lead financial analysis for monthly and quarterly meetings

o Accounting for contractual purchase and sales arrangements

o Manage departmental results, budgets and forecasts for the segment

o Streamline business processes and back office operations

o Manage and analyze the flow of data between different users of data to provide timely information

o Assist in assessing and integrating new initiatives for the Finance organization

o Recruit, develop, and train the management staff and teams


• Supervise local IT team in North-America that is managed by CTO based in Amsterdam


• Ad hoc duties, as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:


• Manage a finance team in the USA and a shared service team in Mexico


• Supervise IT team

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:


• ‪‪Bachelor's and or Masters degree in Accounting/Finance; CA/CPA designation or related field.

  • CPA and/or MBA strongly desired

Experience:

  • 10 plus years’ financial leadership experience required, including responsibility for finance operations including forecasting, and financial analysis
  • Strong supervisory and analytical skills required
  • Must possess a high level of initiative; excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to interact with all staffing levels (front-line through to executive level) and work in a fast-paced environment; strong math skills; problem analysis and problem resolution skills; and a high degree of professionalism
  • Well-developed social skills in order to foster effective internal working relationships spanning numerous business units and functions
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects to completion and on time
  • Effective negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong business acumen and experience in assessing operations, business processes and their relationship to accounting and reporting
  • Detail oriented, deadline driven, organized, ability to handle multiple tasks while working independently or as part of a team
  • Must be knowledgeable regarding GAAP accounting
  • Desire to advance in the organization
  • Understanding of ERP systems (E.g: Microsoft Dynamics) would be beneficial

Travel Requirements:


• Travel up to 20%

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