Controller

Chicago, IL 60604 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 01/19/2023 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: CCont Experience: Senior

Job Description

CPS is looking for a Controller for a very well-known client in Chicago. The position responsible finance role within the regional Powder organization, covering the full regional Profit and Loss and acts as a senior business partner towards the Regional Director and Management team to drive business and financial objectives, interacting daily with the local team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Regional Commercial Director and Sales Managers to drive business and financial objectives. The regional scope encompasses revenues across multiple countries, sales organizations, production locations, and multiple powder coatings entities across the region.
  • Responsibility for the Regional Profit and Loss and Operating Cash Flow delivery.
  • Drives monthly performance against target and strategy and take pro-active measure, if required. Challenges assumptions and performance against market conditions. Formulates and actively drives commercial results growth, risks and opportunities while closing the gap actions highlighted in the Integrated Business Planning cycle.
  • Strong operating expenses management and contingency planning to offset headwinds in Revenue or contribution margin
  • Benchmarks and challenges performance versus competition and internal peers (regions)
  • Plays leading role in margin management. Actively challenges Pricing/Revenue Management and leads Cost control initiatives to improve margins in light of (raw material) cost and developments as well as market position.
  • Key driver and linking point for all regional Merger and Acquisitions and business development activities.
  • Ability to manage virtual teams, offsite cross functional collaboration, monitor performance, ensure cross functional performance gaps are addressed in a professional manner, celebrating successes.

Position Location

Chicago, IL 

 

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Job Requirements

Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science in Finance or Accounting. Master of Science in Finance and Control (Registered Controller), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Chartered Investment and Management Accountant preferred

  • 5+ years relevant work experience in Finance and Control in related business-to-business industry
  • Able to manage a virtual team and collaborate with offshore Global Business Services hub team leads to achieve objectives
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong people management and interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to drive (cultural and organizational) change across different finance pillars and to challenge senior management on tactical decisions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and Finance systems (SAP, Hyperion)
  • Preference for experience in Six Sigma or Lean Methodology

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