Serve as a key member of the Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems finance leadership team with responsibility for the financial accounting and controlling operations of a key center of competency.
Responsible for financial integration activities for a newly acquired business
Responsible for monitoring financial performance, analyzing and interpreting operating results, investigating variances and unusual items; and evaluating their effect on operations.
Report results to functional leadership along with recommendations for action.
Drive the Operations/functional financial planning process for monthly forecast, annual budgeting, and five-year strategic plan.
Drive the financial planning process for monthly forecast, annual budgeting, and five-year strategic plan.
Develop, enhance and maintain operational and ad-hoc reports to satisfy internal and external reporting requirements
Prepare various monthly presentation packages for management reviews
Interface with General Accounting to support various activities related to Month/Quarter/Year-end closing; primary responsibility for monthly close activities for this strategically important operating unit.
Comprehensive financial analysis skills that enable development and evaluation of business transactions and models.
Advanced Excel modeling and programming skills required.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Ability to influence both KB and Bendix management.
Ability to deal tactfully and confidently with customers/personnel at all organizational levels in independent and often stressful and ambiguous situations.
Ability to build and utilize teams to resolve complex problems.
Motivated and proactive self-starter with a sense of urgency and results oriented.
Strong project management skills including the ability to; initiate, lead and mentor projects/teams to identify root causes and corrective actions.
Strong decision-making skills.
Ability to prioritize multiple, complex, and ambiguous tasks.
Extensive understanding of financial concepts including financial statement analysis, accounting, budgeting, profitability analysis, and standard costing methodologies.
Solid understanding of the drivers of the business (i.e. industry volume patterns, specific customer products, customer/market mix, etc.).
Understanding of U.S. GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
Working knowledge of SAP
Minimum 10 years of direct and progressive financial analysis experience in a prior manufacturing environment.
Prior plant experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent
SAP or other similar financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience
Experience in project management and/ or financial management, including managing budgets, preparing estimates at complete and performing variance analysis.
Education and Certifications:
B.A. or B.S. degree in Finance or Accounting required.
MBA and/or CPA (or equivalent) preferred.
Green Belt certification is a plus.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC