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Head of Finance US

Company: Applus+ Laboratories
Location: Troy
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Applus+ is a worldwide leader in the testing, inspection and certification sector. We are a trusted partner, enhancing the quality and safety of our clients' assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations and improving their environmental performance. Our innovative approach, technical capabilities and highly-skilled and motivated workforce of over 25,000 employees assure operational excellence across multiple sectors in more than 70 countries.This position is responsible for the overall support of the Finance Department activities for Reliable Analysis Inc. (A company of Applus+ Laboratories) in North America including the areas of Financial Planning & Analysis, Shared Services, IT, Tax, and Procurement along with providing financial support, strategy and guidance for the individual North American businesses.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a business partner to the General Manager, by assessing organizational performance against both the annual budget and long-term strategy; develop tools and reports to provide critical financial and operational information and actionable recommendations on strategy, operations, and financial performance to the GM
  • Manage, and ensure optimal functionality and service delivery of a multifunctional team including Shared Services (Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable,), Financial Planning & Analysis, IT, Tax, Insurance and Procurement
  • Oversee the management and coordination of tax reporting activities, encompassing multiple operating companies and legal entities, including organization revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, corporate required reporting and monitoring, and organization budgets
  • Monitor financial performance for the USA by measuring and analyzin results; proposing corrective actions by identifying profit improvement plans, revenue gaps, and office level profitability improvements; provide financial data and reports to senior management staff
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process to ensure all deadlines are met, data accuracy is achieved, and all departments are working together
  • Accomplish Finance strategies by determining and enforcing accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, polices, and procedures; define and set goals and initiatives ensuring all departments are running efficiently with optimal processes
  • Drive overall process improvement initiatives for all functional departments to ensure accuracy of reporting results, compliance with internal and external requirements, customer service to both internal and external stakeholders, and department level efficiency
  • Develop, implement, and maintain adequate controls and ensure they are being followed be verifying substantiating documentation
  • Work with Applus+ Corporate staff to respond to inquiries and meet deadlines as required, follow required processes and policies, and ensure alignment in communication
  • Must maintain a strong focus on cross functional teamwork with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and Company policy at all times
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Ability to travel when required, up to 15% of the timeKNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Experience of US GAAP and IFRS
    • Knowledge of monthly and annual Accounting close process and standard business operating financial and accounting reports
    • Knowledge of US tax law including both federal and state taxes
    • Knowledge of process mapping, planning, and improvement
    • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments under pressure and tight deadlines and to communicate and cooperate with diverse groups of people
    • Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor's degree in accounting and/or finance required
      • Masters' degree a plus
      • 4+ years of experience in a financial management role, partnering with management/senior level staff
      • 3+ years of experience in managing Accounting, FPA, Tax, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable Departments
      • Public accounting experience
      • Experience with QuickBooksThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Keywords: Applus+ Laboratories, Troy , Head of Finance US, Accounting, Auditing , Troy, Michigan

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