Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

Date published: 05-Mar-2024

Job ID: 124733

Description and Requirements

Main Responsibilities
  • Lead the North American Finance and IT organization
  • Assist company President in the due diligence process and integration of add-on acquisitions
  • Serve as a senior leader within the North American organization and as a trusted business partner for other functional leaders within the business
  • Serve as key member of the North American senior leadership team. Assist with creating/implementing the overall vision for the region
  • Develop and implement best practices and tools to ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organization that has strong fiscal management, project coordination, cross-functional communications, and workflows
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts; ensure a comprehensive approach to risk assessment and play an integral role in supporting any legal matters related to the organization
  • Play key leadership role in supporting the due diligence process for current and future acquisition targets
  • Assist in leading the post-acquisition integration processes for newly acquired businesses
  • Serve as project leader for related company ERP and CRM system migrations/implementations
  • Ensure excellence/accuracy in financial reporting, forecasting and cash management; drive the budget process for the various entities in North America ensuring a consistent methodology
  • Compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Serve as the key interface with external auditors, banking partners, tax authorities and other regulatory bodies
  • Implement a robust system of internal controls in compliance with company policies across all business units within North America
  • Partner with leadership team to create and ensure clear visibility to financial/operational KPIs that will drive the business
  • Support Sales team with reviewing and ensuring compliance on large tenders; drive the contract negotiation process
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with key counterparts across the company (ie. Company Executive Team, Finance leaders and peers, leadership at company owned factories)
  • Provide strong mentoring to further develop career paths of existing Finance team members; provide stretch assignments and opportunities to gain exposure to new challenges
  • Frequent travel will be required within the US and Canada to the various North American business sites (up to 40%); periodic international travel will be necessary for global finance meetings, training and development, etc.
Working relationships
  • Local and global leadership teams
  • Local and global finance teams
  • Local and global IT teams
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Operations/Supply Chain
  • Company factories
  • Auditors
  • Bankers
  • Tax authorities
  • Attorneys
  • Technology Partners
  • Trade associations and committees
  • Customers (potentially end customers, contractors, sales agents, distributors, etc)
Knowledge, skills & abilities
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA and/or MBA is a plus
  • 8+ years of finance leadership experience with a proven track record in fast paced business that has achieved both organic growth and growth through acquisition
  • Past hands-on experience playing an integral role in M&A integrations
  • Recent experience leading ERP system implementations/migrations
  • Experience leading multi-site teams and working in a hybrid environment (office/remote)
  • Servant leadership mentality
  • Strong coaching/mentoring skills
  • High emotional intelligence level
  • Results orientation and bias for action
  • Strategic thinker that is also willing to roll up his/her sleeves
  • Robust knowledge of financial planning processes
  • Highly analytical
  • Effective and Proactive Communication Skills
  • Strong team builder
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Strong IT orientation
  • Project Management experience
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and create focus in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo