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Vice President - Finance & Administration

Employer
Gallagher
Location
Kansas NZ, New Zealand
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Job Role
VP Finance
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of the Finance organization within guidelines set up by a board of directors. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management. Safeguarding of Company assets and accurate statement of financial position.

Key Position Responsibilities:
  • Serve as Corporate Officer to represent the Company as needed in legal and tax matters; serve as primary signatory on Company contracts, tax, leases, annual reporting, etc.
  • Serve as Trustee and Administrator for Company 401K plan; and work with financial advisor and third party administrator to ensure compliance and maximum benefit of plan assets.
  • Maintain state level business registrations and ensure compliance with Secretary of State requirements in each jurisdiction.
  • Negotiate or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities.
  • Work with tax advisors and third parties on tax strategy, and to ensure compliance and filings are complete. This includes income tax, sales & use tax, and payroll withholding taxes.
  • Serve as Administrator on all corporate bank accounts, maintain relationships with account management team, ensure maximum use of service offerings as applicable.
  • Direct general accounting processes, including month-end close, and assist with financial analysis as needed to ensure accurate statement of financial position.
  • Review monthly reconciliations and ensure timely resolution of reconciling items.
  • Direct forecasting and budget activities to ensure completeness and well documented assumptions.
  • Provide support to business units in all financial activities, including reporting, forecasting and analysis.
  • Provide decision support and analysis for business units for new programs as needed.
  • Provide guidance for new business processes and programs impacting accounting, to ensure proper treatment and processes are established.
  • Direct accounting operations work in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable to ensure optimal efficiency and productivity.
  • Champion new automated tools to ensure successful implementation and usage by the business as required.
  • Assist the team with escalations and communications to the business units.
  • Guide the team to seek new opportunities to improve and automate processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts and assess processes for additional structure and changes to support the growing business.
  • Work across global teams effectively to ensure solid coordination of key initiatives.
  • Provide coaching and development to the team to ensure learning and growth is prioritized.
  • Including any other duties not specified that may be required to complete the role, and as requested by the Reporting Manager.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:

Qualifications/Experience required:
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience including knowledge and application of accounting and tax principles
  • Experience in an accounting management or controller role
  • Experience in general ledger accounting
  • Experience in a financial, planning & analysis role
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting
  • MBA or CPA preferred but not required

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP standards
  • Knowledge of Sales & Use tax and Income tax principles
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications
  • Innovative and continuous improvement mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate financial information while working in a decentralized environment involving communication with remote sites
  • Strong business acumen with ability to partner well and influence peer organizations
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Effective organization and time management skills
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