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Position: Vice President of Accounting & Finance

The Vice President of Finance and Accounting will work directly with the CFO and Executive Leadership to maximize the return of financial assets and drive effective business policy and strategy. This includes establishment of policies, procedures, controls and reporting tools to ensure efficient operation and utilization of resources, as well as ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. The position is also responsible for the direct supervision of all accounting functions, including multiple locations and remote staff.

 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

 

  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Provide timely collection and interpretation of key financial data, as well as accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts. This should include strong analytics as well as documented commentary explaining results and variances from a business perspective and suggesting corrective action where warranted.
  • Support all period end close activities, including the accounting close process, reconciliations, and workpapers.
  • Review and analyze revenues and expenses, including development of processes and procedures to manage costs and profitability.
  • Utilize metrics and reporting tools to assist in control and management of working capital across all business units and functions.
  • Provide cross-functional leadership and coordination of all audit activity. This may include financial audits, bank audits, or other such compliance audits as required.
  • Work closely with Corporate accounting and finance staff to fulfill all requests for information, reporting, or other needs in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Supervise all team members, both on site and remote. Responsible for performance management, team building, and driving continuous improvement across all areas of finance and accounting.
  • Advise management of any areas of potential risk. Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions.
  • Ensure effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Perform other related duties as required and requested.

 

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

 

  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting financial results through the operational model.
  • Detailed and organized to allow for quick and accurate data gathering and analysis.
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • Ability to think broadly and apply non-traditional solutions where applicable and effective.
  • Exceptional work ethic with a focus on achieving goals and targets.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize personal work load as well as team work load.
  • Ability to provide leadership to the team to identify and address challenges.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Extremely analytical, metrics-driven with a background leading an operations driven function
  • Possess integrity and ethical character with a clean financial background

 

Education & Experience

 

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s in Accounting or Finance or MBA preferred
  • CPA required
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • 7+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in the wholesale distribution or manufacturing industries
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Bi)
  • Experience managing team in multi-site environment and across functions

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