Director of Finance

<p>We're not looking for your&nbsp;typical finance leader; we&rsquo;re looking for someone who brings a strong operations background and strategic business partner acumen to Array. Someone with experience in finance in a similar, complex manufacturing environment. We&rsquo;re in search of someone who can scale with us and implement discipline, controls and process improvements for day-to-day finance functions and play a key role in an ERP implementation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Bay Shore, Long Island, NY


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Very competitive

Overview: <p>Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 1500 employees throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Asia we are experiencing exponential growth as we redesign how we better serve customers and scale our business. Leveraging our deep industry knowledge and design innovation, we are building on strength, acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate our rapid transformation.</p> <p>Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, Array&rsquo;s reputation for cutting-edge design, superior quality, great customer service and enviable speed to market is matched only by our collaborative culture and high performing teams.&nbsp; A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Our services cover the spectrum from innovative design and development to comprehensive logistics and installation. As we expand around the world, we are looking for leaders who think big, are infinitely inquisitive and simply world-class people.</p> <p>As result of our growth we are seeking a strategic leader for the critical role of Director of Finance, Long Island Operations.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THE OPPORTUNITY</strong></p> <p>Array is looking for an individual who wants to learn, grow and contribute to the continued profitable growth and success of the company. Reporting to the VP Finance in Head Office located in Toronto, Canada, the Director of Finance will be responsible for managing accounting, reporting, budgeting, costing, inventory, A/R, A/P for Long Island operations.</p> <p>Our ideal candidate is not your typical finance leader; we&rsquo;re looking for someone who brings a strong operations background and business acumen to Array. Someone with experience in finance in a similar, complex manufacturing environment. We&rsquo;re in search of someone who can scale with us and implement discipline, controls and process improvements for day-to-day finance functions and play a key role in an ERP</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>KEY RESPONSIBILITIES</strong></p> <p><strong>Financial Management</strong></p> <ul> <li>You will be responsible for the delivery and implementation of company policies and internal controls that are consistent and support the protection of company wide assets. You will also manage the annual audit.</li> <li>You will manage the team that generates internal financial statements. This role ensures we have accurate job costing and margin reporting and systems that support them as well as adequate controls, insightful information and protection of assets at the sites. You will supervise the development of cash flows, and are responsible for working capital improvement.</li> <li>As part of the executive team you will work with the sales team to create accurate sales budgets and forecasting, and link this to capacity planning at the sites across US and Canada. You will lead the effective integration with the general manager into one cohesive entity, ensuring that we are maximizing value and margins for the business. Together with the general manager, you will develop the annual operating and capital budgets and subsequent forecasts, variance analysis and insights into further opportunity for profitability. You will create plans to increase scale and efficiency.</li> <li>Key projects that you will be working on will include but not be limited to: project margin enhancement, project costing accuracy, margin-based sales compensation implementation, inventory and warehouse automation, staff development, enhanced financial analysis, ERP transformational process and implementation, and improved coordination with the other Array divisions globally.<strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Leadership</strong></p> <ul> <li>In this role you will provide coaching, guidance and support, and set professional development plans to assist employees to reach their full potential through the Performance Management process.</li> <li>You will be infinitely curious about the business, its drivers and opportunities for gaining market share and winning business. You are equally as skilled in business and operations as you are in finance.</li> <li>You will ensure the team delivers the highest standard of departmental, cross-departmental and customer service and be a support resource that leads the organization forward. Your experience will help drive the maturity and rigor we need to scale the organization.</li> <li>Your current team includes Controller, Financial Analyst, AP Coordinator, AR/Billing Coordinator, Office Manager, Receptionist/AP Support</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE</strong></p> <ul> <li>You have a recognized university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Business, Accounting, Economics).</li> <li>Achieved a recognized professional accounting designation (Chartered Professional Accountant or &ldquo;CPA&rdquo;).</li> <li>You have 10 or more years as a leader of a finance function including 7+ years of manufacturing experience. Experience in a Private Equity backed company is preferred.</li> <li>You possess the following experience, skills, attributes and capabilities: <ul> <li>Excellent accounting skills, system skills in large ERP environments</li> <li>Able to assist with the implementation of the ERP program, create needed new roles, document new business processes and optimize resources and throughput</li> <li>Exceptional interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels</li> <li>Proficient in Microsoft Office software including financial modeling</li> <li>Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively within time constraints</li> <li>Experience in sophisticated ERP systems &ndash; Sage experience preferred but not required</li> <li>Contribute to a flexible, solutions-focused working culture that fosters personal development</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>The Array way</strong></p> <p>Whether you are working in the finance department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.</p> <p>At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p>Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</p>