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Position: Business Unit Finance Control (Vertical Dimensions)
Reporting to site manager of Vertical Dimensions LLC (“VD”), and functionally into the VP of Finance, the Business Unit Financial Controller (“Controller”) will be responsible for all aspects of the financial stewardship of VD, ensuring the integrity of financial reporting while partnering with operating management to deliver results and mange risks appropriately.
The Controller has responsibility for all the accounting and financial aspects of the VD business, including transaction processing, general accounting, monthly and annual financial reporting, and the budgeting process.
The Controller will play a key leadership role that uses clear and measurable goals and objectives to drive results. They must be able to roll up his/her sleeves and get into the details, while also having the ability to contribute and communicate effectively within all levels of the organization.
Monthly Closing Processes
In coordination with the GAL headquarters Finance team, develop a monthly closing calendar and standard closing processes within the business unit that ensures the timely closing and reporting of monthly results.
Provide leadership to VD accounting and finance team over all aspects of accounting and reporting, including general ledger charts of accounts, transaction processing, journal entries, and monthly closing routines with the objective of enhancing the quality and accuracy of reporting, reducing closing cycle time, and automating manual activities wherever practical.
Establish a cadence of monthly management reporting that captures the key drivers of the business, tracks performance against targets, and provides meaningful and insightful management discussion and analysis on like-for-like basis to budget, prior year, and latest estimates.
Partner with the VD leadership team to build business and financial acumen and provide timely analytical support and action-oriented insights that emphasizes a culture that is creative, nimble, customer-focused, and performance driven.
Manage the annual budget preparation at VD, including appropriate target setting, integration of key strategic initiatives, and development of detailed action plans with contingency options that enhance management’s ability to meet or exceed expectations.
Provide operational management with insight and support over capital investments, pricing policies, regional sales targets, and other operational initiatives.
Provide input and support to the information technology function over financial systems and related controls.
Cash Management and Forecasting
Provide leadership oversight over working capital and cash flow management.
Prepare cash forecasts and coordinate banking and other treasury activities with the GAL headquarters Finance team to optimize cash resources across the company.
Assist in the development of a progressive, business-enhancing credit and collection policies that properly balances credit risk against a larger share of the customer’s wallet.
Support the business and become the “go-to” ERP expert in the Company. Curious and inquisitive nature to ask questions, investigate variances and perform root cause analysis.
Serve as the primary interface for VD with the external auditors.
In coordination with the GAL headquarters Finance team, provide domestic and international tax and regulatory compliance and related planning support over sales and use income tax matters.
Build, develop, motivate and train a professional, highly effective finance team across the company that ensures the integrity of financial reporting while partnering with operating management to deliver results and mange risks appropriately.
Contract review for insurance requirements, pricing, government regulation, payment terms, legal verbiage, etc.
Monitoring and tracking of contracts: insurance lien releases, pre-liens, conditional waivers, submittal preparation, subcontractor requirements, etc.
Oversee the HR function as it relates to hiring, terminations, personnel files, payroll, onboarding, safety, etc.
Progressive experience in accounting/financial leadership roles in a business unit of a multi-business dynamic company with proven abilities to manage all aspects of the accounting, finance and management reporting processes at the business unit level.
Demonstrated ability to build a lean team of accounting professionals with a proven track record of implementing process and IT solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial processes in support of business unit strategies and objectives.
Skilled communicator able to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization and influence key stakeholders in a decentralized environment.
Ability to partner with the finance and management leadership team to deliver tangible outcomes.
Exemplary skill in project management, coordination of internal and external resources, creative problem solving when obstacles arise, and the ability to negotiate and manage budgetary and other resources to maximum effectiveness.
Professional & Cultural Characteristics
Authentic individual with exceptional work ethic and impeccable integrity whose personal and professional values are consistent with the Hollister-Whitney mission, vision, and leadership framework.
A self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills, a critical thinker with a problem-solving consultative approach, and a good listener.
Credible and savvy businessperson who will be perceived as a trusted financial functional expert and advisor to executive management.
Dynamic, performance-driven individual who possesses the resilience to address challenging scenarios.
Team-oriented, able to collaborate with functional peers, leaders, and employees at all levels of the organization to maximize the impact of broad-based initiatives.
Proven ability to roll up his/her sleeves and demonstrate resourcefulness, initiative, results-orientation, and a constant focus on service delivery.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; CPA or MBA preferred.
Minimum of 5+ years of progressive accounting and business unit controllership experience in a multi-company environment.
Office management experience.
Strong knowledge of GAAP accounting and well-versed in best-in-class accounting, and finance practices.
Proficiency with financial information systems, including ERP, payroll and electronic banking systems.
Private equity experience in the manufacturing or distribution industry is helpful but not required.
Minimal travel required.
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