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Vice President, Finance
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Job Description


Position Summary


We seek a highly accomplished We seek a highly accomplished executive to serve in the position of Vice President, Finance of our fastest growing division. This individual will be located in Carson, CA.


Reporting to the Executive Vice Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and on a dotted line basis to the President of the division on an equal basis, the Vice President, Finance will have responsibility for all operational aspects of the finance and accounting function within the division.

It is therefore critical that the VP, Finance be a true strategic partner to the CFO and to the President. As this role will be at a very senior level, the Vice President, Finance must be able to articulate and establish sound financial policy while working with both division entities and the parent company to assure success.


The VP, Finance will be responsible for all of the division’s financial functions, including creation and implementation of financial strategy, reporting, budgets, cost accounting, financial planning and analysis, and to build and mold a world class financial/ accounting team.  He/she will have a detailed understanding of operations, and how finance can contribute as a business partner.  He/she will also provide functional and technical leadership to all financial personnel in the division.


The VP, Finance will possess ouThe VP, Finance will possess outstanding operational experience and skills. The candidate will understand what operations do and what information managers need to be effective.  With the appropriate operational relevance and experience, he/she will understand operating disciplines and how to measure and show relevant metrics which help define current and future trends.  The VP, Finance is expected to bring a fresh perspective which blends financial and operational knowledge. 


The VP, Finance will place significant emphasis on value maximization throughout the company, including the areas of new business development, cost control and mergers/acquisitions.  He /she will be expected to contribute broadly to the strategic and tactical success and to the concurrent creation and enhancement of shareholder value.  The Chief Financial Officer and President of the division will look to the Vice President, Finance for financial leadership.  It will be critical to this individual’s success that he/she has a true collaborative approach to problem-solving, be team oriented and has a hands-on approach to managing the function. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Serve as a visible leader and role model within the division.
    • Partner closely with divisional management and the CFO to lead strategy, planning and execution for the organization.
    • Recruit and develop a world class team of professionals to take the finance/ accounting function to the next level.
    • Proactively work with both sales and operational leadership to get ahead of issues and be an integral part of optimizing transactions.
    • Develop high-quality financial information and analysis to provide context and insight to decision makers across the division.
    • Focus management on the appropriate metrics and actions based on those metrics across the organization, assuring effective tracking of operational performance.
    • Oversee the development of capital allocation and strategic plans to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources. 
    • Challenge the Operations organization to identify and capture efficiency and process improvement opportunities.
    • Lead all financial and accounting functions for the division. Take responsibility for all technical accounting requirements of the division.
    • Oversee the division’s cash management function, including collections, cash projections and work closely with the treasury function to facilitate letters of credit and hedging strategies.
    • Participate as a major player in acquisition programs in which appropriate targets are evaluated, acquired and integrated.
    • Direct and analyze studies of general economic, industry, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization’s strategies, policies and operations.
    • Partner with the CIO to evaluate technology and ERP needs, prepare strategy and oversee implementation and execution.


Job Requirements


Ideal Experience


  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work well with other strong personalities.


  • Broad operational finance background with at least fifteen years of experience and progressive leadership responsibility.


  • Experience in a growth-oriented, multi-national, manufacturing organization with an understanding of the product development process from R & D to production.


  • Ability to challenge the paradigms for the way the business is being run, add vigor and discipline to the controls and reporting processes.


  • Global perspective and international experience, including the ability to work effectively across a complex global financial footprint and manage remote teams.


  • Ability to attract, retain and develop high caliber talent to build a strong finance organization.


  • Experience in financial planning and analysis; strategic planning and business development activities such as acquisitions.


  • Strong knowledge of sophisticated reporting systems and controls including SOX 404.


  • Experience in government accounting systems and procedures is desirable.


  • CPA highly preferred; MBA preferred; although not required. 


  • Success as a change agent.


  • Record of driving and achieving bold goals and establishing and executing to best-in-class metrics.



Ideal Personal Profile


We attract professionals who are bright, ambitious and seek challenging assignments, with a desire to succeed.  The successful candidate will be intellectually powerful, candid, direct and non-political, with a highly developed sense of ethics, energy, confidence and creativity. Other essential attributes include:


  • Untarnished reputation for personal and professional integrity and honesty.


  • Strong executive presence and credibility; an executive with management skills that allow for instant credibility with employees, customers and business partners.


  • A proven motivator of people; an executive with undeniable experience in rallying the troops, not afraid to roll up his/her sleeves and be hands-on, as needed.


  • Exceptional overall business and general management skills, both quantitative and qualitative, and the street smarts to be able to quickly identify salient issues.


  • A creative and innovative individual, with the ability to simplify, communicate and sell ideas across the organization. 


  • A team-oriented, assertive personal style; highly developed interpersonal skills, adept as an influencer and negotiator.


  • A confident professional able to proactively resolve issues and challenge assumptions.


  • Multi-cultural sensitivity; the ability to thrive across the globe and manage talented professional from diverse geographies and cultures.



Critical Competencies for Success


Provide strong personal leadership - to build and maintain a highly competent financial team; to work collaboratively with senior and operating executives in managing the business; and to be an effective communicator.


Leverage strong operations oriented financial direction - to set core metrics, undertake analysis and provide pro-active support to build and maintain a world class sales and manufacturing capability.




An attractive compensation package comprising base salary, incentive compensation and equity components will be offered.

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $200,000.00 - $275,000.00 /Year
Other Pay Equity
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Finance, Accounting
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 14 year(s)
Manages Others No
Bonus Pay $70,000.00
Relocation No
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel None
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Vice President, Finance

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