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Aston Carter Global Finance Director in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Description:

• Provide leadership for global operations finance team, spanning multiple sites, countries, and ERP systems.

• Implement a monthly operation review to present to executive leadership

• Act as a financial advisor for operational and supply chain decisions, improvements, and investments.

• Effectively communicate detailed cost and operations information to multiple types of audiences.

• Partner with operations to lead the annual budget and monthly forecasting cycles including expenses, absorption, utilization, productivity cost out, supply chain cost out, footprint rationalization, inventory, days payable outstanding, and capital investments.

• Identify and support cost and efficiency improvement opportunities.

• Coordinates standardization of standard cost data and accounting for manufacturing variances, scrap, rework cost, through direct engagement of our production teams and produces internal metrics to enhance understanding and establish action items to aid in the control of these costs.

• Assist in month-end closing activities, including account reconciliations and reviews.

• Participate in external audits and implement any corrective findings.

• Ensure compliance with corporate policies.

• Assists operations in understanding and improving production variances.

• Leads global capital investment business cases and prioritization

• Partner with inventory management on cycle count programs to improve perpetual inventory processes.

• Lead finance support for inventory and working capital strategies.

• Support monthly excess and obsolete inventory review.

• Lead the development and implementation of new processes, procedures, features, and controls to improve accounting productivity and workflow across the company.

• Identify, implement, and maintain opportunities to best utilize ERP and related software to ensure reliable controls, increase profitability, and improve working capital.

• Participate in the global ERP project as needed.

• Support with other special projects, as required.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CMA a plus.

• 10+ years of finance or accounting experience in a manufacturing environment; 3-5 years in a cost accounting capacity.

• Experience with Lean Manufacturing.

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail and organization. Ability to flex appropriately between details and summaries depending on the audience.

• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and meet tight deadlines.

• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

• Proficient in accounting practices, standards, and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In-depth knowledge of accounting principles applications and best practices.

• Complete understanding of inventory, inventory control, and valuation, including capitalized variances, net realizable value, and intercompany profit elimination.

• Expertise in activity-based costing for fixed and variable costs in relation to the overall direct cost of a line of products.

• Significant experience performing and reconciling a complex monthly financial close process in a multi-national company environment.

• Proven work experience as an accounting manager in a manufacturing environment.

• Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and Power BI.

• Implemented financial process improvements and best practices.

• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, including writing, speaking and active listening.

• Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining focus on accuracy and attention to detail.

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About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter provides world-class corporate talent solutions to thousands of clients across the globe. Specialized in accounting, finance, human resources, talent acquisition, procurement, supply chain and select administrative professions, we extend the capabilities of industry-leading companies. We draw on our deep recruiting expertise and expansive network to meet the evolving needs of our clients and talent community with agility and excellence. With offices across the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe, Aston Carter serves many of the Fortune 500. We are proud to be a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® double diamond winner for both client and talent service.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Aston Carter, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email astoncarteraccommodation@astoncarter.com (%20astoncarteraccommodation@astoncarter.com) for other accommodation options.

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