Finance Manager

  • location: North Billerica, MA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $100,000 - $148,000 per year
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Finance Manager

Enable the Plant Controller team to provide strong financial analysis and cost accounting activities to ensure accuracy of financial reporting. Support the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics and Quality functions in all aspects of inventory accounting and product costs financial management, including forecasting/ budgeting, decision support, strategic planning and financial stewardship. This position reports to the Plant Controller

Responsibilities:
Ownership of the month end close reporting process related to inventory and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS). Actively participate and provides oversight to the accuracy and timely processing of month end close requirements related to inventory balances, E&O reserves, manufacturing variances reconciliations and related accounts between the general ledger and ERP perpetual records, and calculation of average inventory turns by product line, etc..
Acts as the liaison and financial business partner to the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics and Quality teams related to inventory, production and manufacturing costs. Partnering includes, but not limited to, advancing initiatives related to inventory accounting, review of vendor contracts for raw material purchases, inventory related systems implementations, etc.
Strong partnership with the finance business partner supporting the cost center overhead spending for the Technical Operations and Quality organizations.
Prepares financial analysis and commentary to Finance and business partners in assessing actual product cost with comparisons to budget and forecasts. Compiles data from disparate sources to identify and assess performance and underlying trends with a focus on profit enhancing opportunities.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
Actively participates in the strategic planning process for COGS by effectively managing the deliverables with dependencies from business partners. Critical thinking of how changes in the business longer term will impact key cost drivers and challenging assumptions. Provide financial support for new strategic opportunities and how to effectively incorporate in to the Company's overall strategic plan.
Become a subject matter expert in the Companys ERP and EPM systems related to cost accounting; understand the intricacies of the shop order transaction flow and how they are mapped to the general ledger; proactive participant in ERP/ EPM systems project teams within the COGS functions; document clear and concise standard operating procedures/ work instructions.
Prepares financial analysis and commentary to Finance and business partners in assessing actual product cost with comparisons to budget and forecasts. Compiles data from disparate sources to identify and assess performance and underlying trends with a focus on profit enhancing opportunities.
Compile and develop clear and well thought out financial presentations for monthly trend reviews, budget/ forecast assumptions, or ad hoc topics; Deliver and communicate the presentation with the right context and technical level based on upon diverse audience base (financial versus non-financial, management or executive team, etc..)
Develop adhoc financial models to support business opportunities, collaborate cross functionally with Commercial, Legal, Technical Operations, etc. to identify and incorporate key assumptions that will drive critical decision making.
Ownership of the annual inventory standard cost reset process. Develops and maintains a product standard cost methodology by product line and product family; Drive and lead the standard cost reset process cross functionally.

Education:
Bachelors

Experience:
Experienced

Qualifications:
BS/BA in accounting or finance, MBA preferred
7 or more years of finance and accounting experience and at least 3 years in a manufacturing environment

Strong cost accounting and analytical skills
Financial statement knowledge and understanding of US GAAP
Strong understanding and experience with ERP systems and use of IT reporting tools
Analytical and detail oriented self-starter with a high emphasis on teamwork, timeliness, and quality of work
Strong Communication and Leadership skills with demonstrated ability to write and present analytical summaries to all levels of the organization
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and with multiple deadlines
Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, or as a team member


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