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Director of Finance

Company: Brilliant
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Director of Finance is a critical leadership role responsible for furthering our mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. The Director will advance the mission through operational partnership, strategic thought leadership and strong financial governance. Some of the core responsibilities of the role are to direct financial planning (long-range & annual), analysis, forecasts and reports that provide the financial insight for decision making on business opportunities and challenges. The Director will lead and guide plant finance leaders in managing day-to-day financial requirements as well as strengthening financial processes and controls to help reach business objectives. Most importantly, the Director is a strategic business partner to the President, working collaboratively together to ensure the business meets our financial commitments in the short and long-term. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this individual will also be responsible for working collaboratively throughout the organization to support the group's values by establishing trust, demonstrating a bias for action and promoting an entrepreneurial mindset. Key Responsibilities Partnering with the President to influence all the critical elements of business success. Driving execution of a wide range of business improvement activities beyond the finance function and across the entire company. Working, cross-functionally, with the leadership team to create and implement plans strategies and tactics to improve operating leverage and cash creation. Building and maintaining a best-in-class finance team. Shaping and supporting a culture that stresses a bias for action and an unwavering commitment to enhancing an entrepreneurial environment and operating model. Driving long-range and annual planning activities across the segment which incorporates both bottoms-up plant input and top-down, strategic priorities to ensure we are meeting or exceeding division potential. Maintain proper accounting controls and procedures. Prepare and communicate monthly reports which summarize business activity and drivers of financial position in areas of revenue, income, cash flow and other key performance indicators based on past, present, and expected operations. Qualifications and Attributes Bachelor---s degree from four-year college or university (CPA/MBA a plus) 5 years of progressive business experience preferably in a manufacturing environment. Lean Manufacturing and/or 80/20 experience will merit strong additional consideration. Embraces Group---s values and culture. Passionate about making the world safer, healthier and more productive and about preserving an entrepreneurial culture and operating model. Ability to drive continuous improvement culture capable of challenging the status quo and conventional wisdom to help improve the business. An assertive leader with a bias for action and an entrepreneurial orientation, with a willingness to move fast and inject velocity into everything we do. A talent magnet. Can attract and develop world class talent and can develop talent across the spectrum of the performance curve.

Keywords: Brilliant, Des Plaines , Director of Finance, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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