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Finance Manager Job

Company: Arkema
Location: Cary
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Req Id 30704 - Posted 10/02/2019 - Finance and Accounting - Cary. North Carolina. US -- Job Dimensions

  • This position reports to the ACR Global Finance Director.-- Directly supports the North American ACR Business Managers and associated Product Managers. --One direct report --- Financial Analyst.
  • Primary contact for all financial related activities for ACR North America
  • Supports the ACR US Manufacturing sites --- 5 employing about 380 people
  • Provide insight to business management into the financial operations of the business.-- Provide financial analysis/insight to business leadership to ensure fully informed decisions.
  • Manage interactions with central division
  • The primary environment will be to strengthen support to our business partners by providing financial analysis, process improvement and cost controls.--
  • The candidate will have responsibility and be accountable for understanding the results of the North American Business.--
  • A thorough understanding of the business strategy is required as well as the ability to be able to incorporate the North American strategy into the global strategy.--
  • This position will improve the accounting processes and influence change management in the business.--
  • Assist in coaching and mentoring plant accountants to take on additional responsibilities to support the manufacturing operation and related analysis as required by the Plant Manager.
  • 35% travel required -- Key Activities and Responsibilities Financial Oversight/Forecasting----
    • Develop and prepare monthly reporting metrics for ACR North America, including dashboards and analysis reports.--
    • Lead/support plant accounting to ensure all policies are followed; provide guidance and leadership to plant.
    • Primary contact for North American ACR Product Managers, Sales team for requested ad-hoc and management analysis.
    • Lead effort to improve business processes, more value added versus record keeping;
    • Influence and improve business decisions by providing financial analysis and bringing new tools and techniques.
    • Active participation on the business leadership team.
    • Coordinate and optimize the process for collecting and presenting key financial and business indicators for monthly reporting and analysis, including the monthly preparation of the North American Forecast as reported in CORE.
    • Provide financial leadership to business; develop financial training as necessary for each aspect of the business.
    • Liaison with global business managers to ensure consistency in worldwide results.
    • Direct financial operations of the business.
    • Formulate annual budget and five-year strategic plan, with detailed sales and expense forecasts; identify targets for profit improvement, both short and long term for the businesses.
    • Analyze all cost/performance measures for manufacturing sites; review yields and fixed costs and assist in leading productivity improvement programs.
    • Provide financial management control of business assets and ensure all business processes are continually monitored to safeguard assets and improve business performance.
    • Lead and participate in project teams
    • Independently develop profit improvement initiatives
    • Manage the capital investment portfolio
    • Comply with the HSEQ Policy.
    • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
    • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc. -- Required Education/Work Experience
      • 7-10 years of Accounting/Finance experience in a manufacturing business required (preferably in the chemical industry)
      • Finance, Accounting or Technical Bachelors degree required; MBA/CPA preferred
      • 3 years of management experience preferred
      • Advanced MS Excel experience required,
      • SAP experience required
        -- Demonstrated Competencies
        • Cost accounting knowledge; analytical capabilities & experience
        • Project Leadership skills
        • Ability to act as a change agent within the business
        • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
        • Able to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
        • Self-directed, proactive, initiative
        • Experience interacting and advising senior level business management.
        • Experience working within an international company
          • Must exemplify accuracy in financial reporting and forecasting -- A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of ---8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

            Company Description:

            A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, 14,000 employees, 80 production facilities and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of 8.3 billion and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands. In North America, Arkema, Inc., a subsidiary of Arkema is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA. Arkema Inc. employs 2,400 people and operates 32 facilities in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.--

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