The Finance Manager reports to the Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA), Inc. Senior General Manager of Contract Logistics. This role will primarily be responsible for managing all controllership, financial reporting and cost accounting for the ILC operations in Canton, MS. The role will be responsible for enforcing the accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting and purchasing management. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities, including monthly cost and billing review, profit/loss analysis, support of budgeting and forecasting activities, and audit preparation. – including but not limited to:
Providing the VHA Canton ILC Management Team and VHA CL Finance with financial data and financial analysis required to assist in decisions related to capital expenditures, operational expenses and customer billing compliance.
This role will primarily oversee the Profit and Loss financials, general accounting, and purchasing areas of the Canton ILC operation.
This role will direct, monitor, analyze and report on all the financial aspects of the operation and ensure company goals, guidelines and customer commitments are met.
Ethical with sound business judgement
Leadership, management, and interpersonal abilities to oversee the organization
Possesses a passion to help team members
Possesses a strong focus on the human capital and its impact to the success of the organization
Strong customer relations
Reliable, follows through on commitments
Strong process and planning orientation
Goal-oriented, task driven
Enjoys being part of a team as well as leading one
Balances team’s needs with goals of organization
Ability to delegate to the right team members and the experience to know when to lead and when to delegate
Outstanding written, verbal, presentation and organization communication skills
Essential Duties & Functional Responsibilities Required
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner
Approximately up to 25% travel required- insert as applicable or delete
Manages the daily financial activities and functions for the Canton ILC Operation.
Assists in the annual budget process working with Canton ILC Management and Contract Logistics Finance to produce and manage an effective budget.
Prepares ILC monthly financial performance reports with variances to budget and forecast.
Prepares monthly revised budget forecasts with direction from Canton ILC Management and Contract Logistics Finance.
Develop and analyze statistical data to improve procedural and production standards
Provides input to strategic decisions that affect various functional areas from a financial perspective.
Monitor operations performance to ensure customer requirements are met and billing is accurate.
Works with ILC Operations Management and Contract Logistics Finance on review of damages to customer products and equipment to ensure required documents are being obtained to file insurance claims
Provide and/or review financial analysis for new projects and that they meet profitability standards.
Ensures all financial processes and procedures meet overall company policies.
Oversees Purchasing to ensure best pricing is obtained and prior approvals meet company guidelines.
Ensures supplier invoices and performance are being adhered to per the supplier’s agreement or lease.
Oversee ILC company assets to ensure they are maintained and managed per company guidelines.
Ensures all accounting processes and practices comply with organization accounting policies
Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.
Non -Essential Functions:
All other duties as assigned
Program Monitoring and Administration
Training and Education
This position manages direct reports of purchasing and is responsible for the overall performance of this area.
Preferred Qualifications, Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities and Working Conditions
Previous Work Experience:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in management of financials in a logistics or manufacturing environment
Automotive experience preferred
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance required
Experience Requirements and Preferences:
Master’s degree preferred
Speaks and writes in Japanese preferred but not required
Must pass credit, drug and criminal background check
Proven strong business acumen
Excellent time management skills
Thorough understanding of health and safety regulations and laws
Demonstrated experience in interacting, developing and maintaining customer relationships and employee relationships
Proven success in improving quality, service, safety and client relationships in a fast paced setting
Strategic and analytical thinker
Proficient in Microsoft applications
Fluency in English,
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:· Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex data· Ability to respond effectively and timely to sensitive queries and routine audits
Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable):Must be legally authorized to work in the United StatesOther DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Seventy-five percent of the work time will be spent in an office setting where the environment is climate controlled. Twenty-five percent of work time may be spent in various warehouse or other locations where the environment is not climate controlled (hot and cold seasonally).