Finance Director

Job Details

Position ID: # EB-1705848785
Date Posted: 11/16/2022 6:22:42 PM
Location: York, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Salary (USD): $170,000 - $185,000

Job Description

Position Details: Finance Director, the primary responsibility for this role is to plan and direct the finance and accounting operations and procedures for the North American entities, including having overall responsibility for general ledger accounting, cost accounting, plant controlling, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, tax compliance, treasury, credit and cash collection and corporate reporting. The Finance Director also assists leadership in decision-making processes and in carrying out the Company’s fiduciary responsibilities.


• Location: York, SC
• Shift or Travel: Will be required once a month to the New Jersey facility and may require travel to Europe or Brazil if needed on an occasional basis. Fully on site.
• Compensation: $170k-$185k
o Bonuses/Additional Compensation: 20% annual target bonus
• Benefits: Relocation package is available. 401k and paid time off package.
• Vaccine Requirement: No Vaccine required.


Position Description:

• This role will manage 6 people
• 100’s of millions of dollars will be disclosed
• Our operations consist of two United States manufacturing locations, one tolling operation in Canada, one manufacturing site and an office/lab in Brazil and a Mexican legal entity.
• The successful candidate must have broad and diverse knowledge of finance, accounting, and treasury functions for North America. He/she will operate with minimal direction, taking functional direction from the company’s global CFO and local direction from the Americas Vice President. He/she will have responsibility for managing, developing, motivating, hiring employees and for ensuring that each location is compliant with finance and accounting requirements.
• The Finance Director is responsible for resolving new or anticipated financial or accounting transactions, accounting standards or other reporting requirements that require research and resolution. He/she will be responsible for weaknesses or violations of accounting policies and procedures and for taking appropriate corrective action.
• Some of the function’s workflow is routine, however the preparation and presentation of financial reports must be carefully reviewed to ensure that non-routine problems do not occur.
• Other responsibilities include coordination of internal and external audit activities, financial forecasting and planning, development and maintenance of accounting procedures and controls, third party relationship management (banks, tax advisors, auditors, freight invoice processing). They will also establish and implement policies and procedures in order to safeguard assets and to ensure the proper recording of accounting transactions and events as they occur.
• The position reports to the Americas region vice president and is a member of the Americas leadership team. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute collectively with the regional management team to profitability and growth projects, supporting the delivery of the regional priorities.


Requirements:

• Must have finance/business degree, 10-15 years of experience in finance or accounting
• Prior management and Leadership experience required
• Must have Leadership skills, must be patient, like to train and coach, jumps in where needed, this is a hands-on role not just a manager role, team player and collaborator.
• Must have International Finance experience with a public manufacturing company, in chemicals would be a huge plus
• Must have Accounting, Tax, and Compliance experience
• Big 4 experience is a huge plus
• Knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the proper application of these principles and practices in the preparation of financial reports (GAAP, IFRS, FASB).
• Must have proficient financial skills, ability to analyze and understand complex financial documents in order to make recommendations to management and to utilize findings to participate in decision-making processes.
• Able to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints and can serve as a mentor.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with all levels of the organization.
• Experience in an international environment preferred. Multicultural experience is a plus to allow for effective interaction among various global functions within the organization.
• Project management experience desired.
• Strong interpersonal, team and customer relationship building skills.
• Ability to analyze business opportunities for their impact on overall profitability and to lead the implementation of key actions and initiatives that lead to success in the organization.
• Knowledgeable of various computer-based systems (especially SAP) for preparing financial information.
• Must be organized, have proven planning and control skills.
• Experience in contract negotiation a plus.
• Able to travel domestically and internationally (~20%)


Company Description: Company is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. The company helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. With a strong track record since 1904, its global team of more than 7,000 people have a joint commitment to stakeholders: Delivering your potential. Company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK) and is included in the OBX® ESG index, a selection of 40 blue-chip companies listed in Norway demonstrating best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.


Company is in super growth mode, long standing stable company that has been in business for almost 90 years. Great Benefits, 401k, paid time off package, amazing family like culture, people first mentality

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