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Finance Director in Buena Park, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/28/2019

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Job Description

The Director of Finance is the key finance leader in the North American business unit. The Director of Finance is responsible for financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and overseeing both the general and cost accounting functions; is a key financial advisor to the unit President, Directors, and Senior Managers. The Director is a motivated Team Supervisor who exercises sound management techniques to optimize employee relations and maximize productivity; takes the initiative on financial analysis, accounting reliability and acts as an internal business consultant to management.

The director assures the accuracy of the company’s financial statements as well as prepares financial analysis of operations for the guidance of management. The Director of Finance issues reports that outline the company’s financial position in the areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present, and future operations.

The Director of Finance coordinates and directs the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly financial forecasts; institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures including the cost accounting system, financial analysis and reporting of variances.
This position is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Finance and Accounting areas.

Primary Responsibilities
Serves as a financial advisor to EAS/EAS MX management teams and facilitates monthly financial management review meetings.
Actively participates and leads in the development of concepts, implementation and monitoring of cost improvement activities.
Assures an accurate and timely financial close (month/quarter/annual).
Maintains a strong Balance Sheet (Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Fixed Assets)
Resident focal for accounting issues and treatment of various transactions.
Challenges the status quo by enhancing the system and recommending modification to existing processes and methodologies with a constant focus on continuous improvement.
Assures Company compliance with all Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Esterline and Leach International North America Policies and Procedures and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.
Assists Plant Controller in establishing (and modify as required) all systems, procedures and controls necessary to safeguard the assets of the Company.

Reviews and maintains cost control methods and procedures for both U.S. and Mexican production facilities, the perpetual inventory system and cost accounting system for Leach International North America and oversees the analysis of forward pricing direct labor and overhead burden rates for use by Cost Estimating.
Analyzes and reviews financial data and is responsible for related business analysis and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital, inventory control and investments.
Drives and directs initiatives such as the preparation of the annual Budget, quarterly and monthly forecasts and other alternative scenarios as needed.
Prepare and or aids in the preparation of monthly Financial Report packages, Flight Plan Report (FPR), Monthly Management Report packages (MMR’s) and monthly Financial Director’s report.
Carry out all special assignments as directed by the COO, Platform Vice President of Finance and the Chief Accounting Officer of Esterline Corporate.
Actively participates in Lean and 6s initiatives.
Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above
Understand and live by Esterline’s ethics and business conduct policies
Performs other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or University in Accounting or Finance discipline.
At least 8 to 10 years of experience managing multiple operating unit public company.
Strong familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, implementation, documentation of internal controls.
At least ten years of finance and/or general/cost accounting experience.
Demonstrates skills in the areas of delegation, developing direct reports, process management, innovation management, business acumen, intellectual horsepower, learning on the fly, making timely/high quality decisions, and hiring staffing.
Must be able to travel internationally up to 10% of the time to Mexico.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Designation.
Successful experience working in Manufacturing environment; Aerospace industry.
Ability to


*Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer*