Director of Finance and Administration
St. Louis, MO
WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?
Director of Finance for a $30-40 million manufacturing company.
Opportunity for somebody with 7-15 years experience to function as CFO.
Reasonable work/life balance (approximately 45 hours per week plus maybe a little extra at home when needed).
The CEO is a family guy and allows people to prioritize family first. This is the opportunity to be the right hand person to help the CEO run his business from a financial perspective. He is very honest, fair, approachable and collaborative.
The company has some challenges, but this person is coming in on the upswing of their turnaround and will have the opportunity to make a difference.
The DFA works closely with the CEO and Executive Team on all matters pertaining to the finances of the enterprise and on specific administrative functions. The DFA serves as a member of the Executive Team and Leadership Committee and participates in key decisions ranging from strategic initiatives to streamlining accounting and administrative functions.
: Assessment of the financial performance of the organization through financial analysis and forecasts of business units.
: Timely and accurate reporting to primary lender and other financial institutions as required.
: Cash management and cash flow planning using a 13 week cash flow model.
: Timely and accurate data to the Executive Team for the basis of decisions.
: Management and leadership of the accounting department encompassing payables, receivables, collections, and check signing.
: Oversight of the payroll processes with third party administrator.
: Management of the property and casualty insurance policies: add & remove property, report claims, request and analyze yearly bids, make actionable recommendations to the CEO.
: All financial reporting and month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations, and SGA allocation.
: Liaison with accounting firm on audits and taxes.
: Key liaison for insurance, real estate, banking and legal affairs.
To perform the job successfully, the DFA must demonstrate the following competencies:
: Ethical - Works with integrity and upholds organizational values; Obeys the law and tells the truth.
: Accurate - Sets and maintains high standards of accuracy; Looks for ways to constantly improve timeliness and accuracy.
: Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
: Technical Skills - Has mastery of the technical aspects of accounting.
: Professional - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
: Dependable - Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
: Takes Initiative - Takes action on own accord; Does not wait to be told what to do.
: Innovative - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Seeks to constantly improve the situation.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
BS in Finance or Accounting and a minimum of 7 years of industry related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience as primary liaison with banks a plus. Manufacturing and family owned business experience is preferred.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
High level of competency in MS Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and accounting and operations software.