Finance Director, Operational Excellence - HOUSTON
Company: Brock
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Management, Professional, Administrative / Clerical
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 4/15/2019

The Finance Director will be the financial leader for the Company’s largest Region, with over $500 million in revenues, $100 million in deployed assets and 8,000 employees. The successful candidate will need to partner with the Region President and team to drive business performance, adding financial and commercial rigor in decision making. With that, the Finance Director will work help ensure the greatest utilization of assets in the field. With both a dotted and direct reporting structure, the Finance Director will need to act as the Region “CFO” being ultimately responsible for the month end close and accountable for all financial integrity, recognizing that authority will come more from influence rather than a position of power. As the corporate organization works to create a shared service model to enhance execution, the new executive will need to leverage his/her operational expertise and be the financial leader of the P&L.

The Finance Director will:

  • Establish and foster a strong business partnership with the operational leadership while providing accounting and financial guidance to support all organizational/business decisions.
  • Report, predict and influence the financial performance of the business.
  • Drive efforts across the cash life cycle to improve working capital performance.
  • Oversee and develop internal financial reporting protocol for the business, including presentations focused on operational insights allowing the team to better understand and manage the business.
  • Assess the external factors of the business and be able to provide insight and analysis of various business impacts. Identify and initiate actions to improve profitability and asset turnover.
  • Prepare and report financial information to the business unit and corporate executive leadership, including but not limited to monthly forecasts, monthly results, quarterly reports, and annual budgets.
  • Provide analysis to senior management of actual results versus budget and forecast. Highlight and investigate opportunities for financial improvement.
  • Partner with the other Region Finance Director’s to ensure uniformity, consistency, and alignment while continuously creating and implementing best practices across the organization.
  • Support the constantly evolving progression of the business while also ensuring the proper controls, operational efficiencies, and financial disciplines are in place.
  • Demonstrate the inherent leadership dynamics necessary to recruit, motivate and develop a succession capable team, while promoting an environment of continuous improvement and best in class processes.
  • Ensure that the development and implementation of policies and controls are consistent with corporate policies and procedures and GAAP.

Requirements / Attributes:

  • As this is a key strategic role within the business, and as a primary succession candidate, the Finance Director will need to have an inherent leadership capability and the mentorship skills necessary to develop his/her own succession capable staff. The successful candidate will have a persona that allows him/her to build strong personal relationships while depicting a confidence and conviction that will inform and influence the leadership team in the achievement of its short and long-term goals. As this is crucial financial leadership role that impacts the entire corporation, a macro-business perspective that leverages operational finance, accounting and business unit analysis will be expected.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Commensurate progressive business experience, the majority of which has been with public or PE backed industrial services organizations and successful background in financial analysis at the operating unit level.
  • Operational finance experience in a complex services and long term contracting based P&L with demonstrated success in improving/controlling financial profitability and cash flow while over achieving financial targets.
  • The ability to push back, up and over, in a consultative manner.
  • Familiarity with Construction Industry accounting standards - experience with project-based accounting within a construction type service business, specifically as it relates to revenue recognition and expenses.
  • Experience managing cash flow and reducing DSO. Related experience working with customers on delinquent payables.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills to effectively leverage and develop professional staff in the finance and accounting department on an ongoing basis.
  • Oral and written communication skills appropriate for consultation to all levels of the organization - from teammates to corporate officers.
  • Experience with a contemporary tier one ERP system and the ability to utilize the flow of information appropriately effectively.
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and a highly developed level of creative skills and resourcefulness. Must apply critical thinking skills to determine best financial approach, to maintain budget controls and to supervise a professional staff.
  • Commensurate undergraduate education with strong preference for public accounting experience, CPA, CA, MBA, etc.

Houston, TX
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