Directs and oversees all Logistics and Inventory Accounting functions for North America including inventory accounting, supply chain accounting, freight accounting, and related operational accounting processes and risk management. Actively manages key responsibilities of approximately 75 professional staff and clerical team members performing a variety of operational and financial accounting duties. Engages, energizes and inspires staff to work together to maximize performance towards common goals and objectives. Oversees and ensures production of timely and accurate financial statements. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of Accounting principles and practices and the ability to understand, research and resolve accounting issues. Develops and implements new ideas for strengthening internal controls, reducing risks and costs, improving cash flow, and improving efficiency within the organization. Requires significant management experience (8 plus years), higher education, and may require public accounting experience. Needs to balance and meet needs of multiple client groups and conflicting priorities. Needs to provide guidance to operational business units while maintaining an adequate control environment. Must exhibit strong business acumen as well as financial acumen and strong people skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels. Must have the ability to adapt and work within a fast-paced environment. Reports to the Vice President - Americas Controller. Must be able to back up the Controller as needed.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.