Head of Finance and Business Partner

 

Location: Troy, Michigan
 
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Chronos Consulting is part of the Coberon Chronos Group, an award winning global leader in permanent and temporary staffing, RPO and business process automation solutions for global multinationals. The Group owns and operates 41 offices worldwide.
 
Chronos Consulting's client is a global leader in B2B services, testing and inspection and  expanding their operations in USA.
 
This is a newly created position and will direct the financial affairs of the Transportation group.  We are seeking a  strategic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit to support both organic growth and strategic acquisitions (M&A). Responsible for the financial analysis of operations, including interim and final financial statements. You will be the financial business partner and contribute to business decisions at a strategic level and serve as a financial liaison, adviser for the business leaders, using your financial skills and business acumen to provide input on the strategy and direction.
 
High visibility and exposure within the organization and can offer career advancement opportunities.
The Role
 
Reporting to the Group Managing Director in the USA and matrix reporting to the CFO, you will:
 
Drive compliance with the company's financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports 
 
Provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning and budget management functions and ensure accounting procedures conform to international accounting standards 
Develop, analyze, and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization
 
Develop cost breakdown and other models to assist division understand their cost structure to enable this to be managed and optimized
 
Provide effective financial controls for the organization
 
Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures and analyzes and reports variances 
 
Reconcile and maintain account analysis of various accounts ( cash, fixed assets,etc)
 
Ensure compliance with local,state and federal budgetary reporting requirements
 
Manage the preparation of the monthly results and monitor and analyze these results against budget, as well as, explain fluctuations month to month
 
Design, establish and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the departments goals and objectives  
 
The Requirements 
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA and CPA a plus
 
7 to 10 years of experience in a senior capacity in a finance/controller position within at a fast-paced and multi-site organization 
 
Experience managing team in multiple locations and possess high energy, driven, self-starter, and an entrepreneurial mindset 
 
Proactive team player with a commercial focus and ability to build strong business relationships with colleagues and stakeholders 
 
Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to multitask
 
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (strong MS Excel skills), Oracle and MS Access experience preferred
 
 25% travel within the USA