Finance VP/Corporate Controller

Industry: Accounting/Finance

Location: CO

Job#: 105385


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Job Description

Purpose:  To provide accurate and actionable historical and projected financial information for internal and external users; to insure strong internal controls are in place at Corporate and that appropriate policies are provided for business units) to safeguard Company assets; to provide sound financial advice, cost-effective transaction processing and other guidance in support of Company-wide goals (including the value streams of business units).

Essential Job Functions:

The incumbent has direct oversight of the following areas of Finance:

  • General Accounting / Controllership
    • Responsible for accounting and controllership functions
    • Consolidation of financial information
    • Review of detailed trial balances for all business units and follow-up as appropriate
    • Establish accounting and control standards for all of Company
    • Dividends payment, stock transactions and related accounting
  • Portion of the Treasury functions for Company and subsidiaries:
    • Review and approve accounting and reconciliation activities
    • Assist with debt compliance
    • Assists in treasury transaction processing and acts as a back-up for treasury transactions approvals and online administration
  • Payroll activities for Company and subsidiaries:
    • Payroll transaction processing oversight
    • Ensure proper interface with Human Resources and HR systems
    • Accounting and reconciliation review and approval
    • Appropriate handling of high-level issues that may arise
  • Accounts payable and travel expense activities:
    • Responsible for T&E policy and travel vendor relationships/effectiveness
    • Oversee AP transaction processing and transaction input
    • Review and approve AP check runs
  • Compliance with accounting rules and regulations. Provide guidance/expertise on complex accounting matters.
  • Responsible for budgets and forecasts for Company consolidation. Also participate in budget reviews, 5-year plans - interface with business units, consolidation, etc.
  • Financial auditing activities
    • Coordination of external financial audits, including employee benefit plans
    • Keep CFO and BU finance leaders aware of judgments, new accounting pronouncements, etc.
    • Assist in guidance of Internal Audit activities
  • Work with outside auditors/consultants on:
    • Coordination, review and approval of employee benefit plan annual report
  • Compute, or test business unit computation, of LTI-Long Term Incentive metrics (targets + actuals); LTI stock awards tracking and accounting. Also assist with testing computation of AIP-Annual Incentive Plan scorecards actual results and assist with AIP compliance for all organizations.
  • Internal and external reporting:
    • Preparation of audited financials
    • Prepare monthly Board of Directors package
  • Other financial involvements:
    • Participate in administrative committees for 401(k) and Severance
    • Attend Audit Committee meetings as appropriate
    • Participate in Business Unit SDP and MOR
    • CAR-Capital Acquisition Requests review/approval
    • M&A Due Diligence
    • Financial Planning and Analysis
    • Finance process improvement
    • ERP implementation and enhancements/upgrades
  • Supervisory responsibility:
    • Direct supervision of Payroll/Accounts Payable Assistant. Engage in goal setting, complete staff performance reviews, assigning/planning (delegation) and reviewing work, coaching and development.
  • Work with associates on process definition and improvement initiatives using best practices and appropriate tools and principles. Participate in kaizen events.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • A minimum of 5 years public accounting experience along with 10 years of experience in the private sector in supervisory roles of increased responsibility and oversight
  • Demonstrated ‘attention to detail’ and ‘problem solving’ focus, and ability to research and address complex financial issues on all levels. Accuracy is very important
  • Excellent interpersonal / communications skills, polished presentation skills and capability to engage and collaborate with business units and corporate leadership, including tax director.  Creates and sustains effective cross-business and cross-functional relationships (strategic business partner).
  • Goal and Results-Oriented, capability to maintain strong customer focus
  • Takes initiative to stay abreast of current applicable GAAP, laws and regulations.
  • Exhibits good judgment and objectivity.  Ensures high governance and fiduciary responsibility.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications-PowerPoint and Word.  Possesses advanced Excel skills.
  • Significant ERP experience
  • A self-starter with excellent time management skills (meets deadlines)
  • Manufacturing industry experience as well as awareness and sensitivity to global markets

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting required
  • CPA required
  • Public Accounting experience required
  • Master’s Degree in accounting highly desired