Director of Finance

New York, NY 10014

Posted: 09/04/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 730
Director of Finance

Our client in the consumer products industry is growing and adding a Director of Finance to their Manhattan, NY office. Their products sold are via retail, wholesale and e-commerce. The Director of Finance will manage all FP&A responsibilities. This is a hands-on role that requires a detailed understanding of every aspect of financial planning and analysis for a retail or consumer goods company.

Responsibilities of the Director of Finance:
  • Work directly with the CEO on all aspects of financial planning of the company, including divisional planning for Wholesale operations ecommerce sales, retail operations, and distributors  
  • Prepare and monitor financial budgets, planning, analysis, cash flow and working capital forecasts on a weekly, monthly and annual basis
  • This position will take an ownership role in providing finance support in strategic planning, modeling and scenario analysis for the Company
  • Advising and working with other functional department heads on budget controls
  • Oversee financial control of purchasing policies (Open to Buy), product costs and reporting
  • Monitor and ensure controlled spending in sales and marketing, challenge all sales-driven departments to keep within their budgetary guidelines and support their potential sales goals by balancing expenses across the Company
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements, ratios, margins

Requirements of the Director of Finance:
  • 8+ years FP&A experience
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance, or similar 
  • MBA Preferred
  • Demonstrated “ roll-up sleeves” work ethic with ability to collaborate with team members
  • Hands-on experience gained through responsible financial management positions
  • Significant experience working with companies with physical inventory, manufacturing and logistics requirements, knowledge of forecasting, MRP and BOM management
  • Must be capable of advanced level MS Excel and be proficient with accounting/financial software; familiarity with Netsuite or similar systems a plus  
  • Familiarity with financial control, POS processes and operational support of retail subsidiaries

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