Director, Finance

Taylor Corp North Mankato , MN 56003

Posted 4 months ago

The Occasions Group is seeking a Director of Finance to lead all finance and accounting functions related to the sales/production for the operating company.

This position provides extensive financial analysis, leadership and recommendations to Senior Leadership in order to achieve our operational strategies and financial goals. The role is located in Mankato, MN and reports to the Direct Marketing Strategic Business Unit Finance Leader

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with functional leaders to prioritize, communicate, analyze and execute on annual business initiatives.

  • Responsible for financial management and oversight for sales and manufacturing facilities located in multiple states.

  • Active member of The Occasions Group leadership team involved in development of Sales and Marketing strategy (profitable growth opportunities).

  • Oversee the professional development and tactical execution against annual plans for the financial staff.

  • Plan and facilitate monthly operational review ensuring the reviews are balanced, data driven, and focused on continuous business improvement.

  • Be intentional about advancing and enhancing financial acumen among company leaders and staff.

  • Collaborate with operations to establish key metrics and ensure major assets of the organization are correctly valued and operating efficiently. This includes working to ensure inventory is properly valued, labor is being properly managed, expenditures have proper approval, etc.

  • Forecast expectations for Revenue, Gross Margin Performance and Expenses based on business trends and market conditions.

  • Partner with the operations teams to establish and build strategic pricing methodologies and cost studies. Establish Best Practices for Cost Accounting. Ensure proper internal controls and financial integrity for Cost of Goods Produced and Inventory.

  • Ensure annual budgeting is completed in a timely and accurate manner while maintaining budget ownership with the department and business leaders.

  • Monthly financial accounting is done timely and correctly. Institute and sustain proper accounting practices and controls. Ensure financial statements accurately reflect the financial position and performance of the organization. Support staff and leaders in developing understanding of accounting best practices.

  • Work with Taylor Corporation's Corporate Controller and VP Operations Finance to ensure compliance to corporate timelines and policies.

  • Perform special projects and ad-hoc analyses as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business; MBA, CPA or CMA preferred.

  • Progressive responsibility in operational accounting and finance leadership

  • Minimum 10 years of experience with operational/cost accounting in large manufacturing environment with proven progression of responsibilities in standard product costing, financial analysis, and internal controls maintenance.

  • Proven track record of leading and developing finance teams.

  • Possess a positive, consultative mindset that promotes improvements in operating effectiveness, efficiency and net income.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrates professional presence, communicates articulately and confidently.

  • Change Agent. The ability to manage and coordinate multiple activities and shifting priorities under tight timeframes.

  • Ability to get results; can proactively and autonomously drive initiatives and projects from start to finish.

  • Ability to prepare executive-level summaries, conclusions and recommendations based on detail data; can proactively and autonomously drive initiatives and projects from start to finish.

  • Highly curious; strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to drive issues to resolution.

  • PC literate with a proficiency in excel and model building.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Direct Marketing companies.

  • Previously served as primary financial partner to functional or divisional leadership with full P/L responsibility.

  • Experience working with multiple ERP's and large databases.

  • Experience with implementation of new Financial and/or ERP systems.

About Our Company

Our Total Rewards package of benefits and compensation reflects our bold commitment to creating opportunity and security for employees. We offer a competitive base salary, and an attractive benefit package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, incentive compensation plan, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday pay.

As the industry's leader in premium print and finishing, we provide unparalleled possibilities to expand your social stationery offering and help your customers celebrate all of life's occasions. The Occasions Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Corporation.

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