Director of Operations Accounting

St. Louis, MO

160,000 - 190,000

Bonus: 32%

We are working with a world-class, growing, multinational electrical components manufacturer headquartered in St. Louis to find a Director of Operations Accounting. This is a high profile, global role impacting business decisions across the organization. The company is known for their professional, respectful culture focused on employee well-being and professional development. The ideal candidate will have an accounting education (MAcc or MBA preferred), a CPA license (preferred), 10-15 years of progressive operations/cost accounting experience at a large international manufacturer, strong leadership and business partnering skills, and a desire for continuous growth and challenge.


  • Business partner to VP of Operations and Site Operations Leads to drive value creation and clear insights to manufacturing cost drivers, financial KPI and improvement opportunities
  • Lead and manage US Site Controllers, 6 direct reports, while providing guidance to, partnering with, consolidating financials, influencing, and leading global Site Controllers
  • Lead the organization to a more collaborative and analytical style of managing the business, driving towards a shared service, regional structure
  • Responsible for driving one consistent and standardized way of accounting for and analyzing the business globally
  • Work with all sites to improve accounting policies and procedures, and reporting in a timely, consistent, and standardized manner
  • Prepare and drive process improvement and efficiency initiatives in finance, including developing more effective ways to evaluate the business and results
  • Analyze and review the P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow and report the results through management discussion and analysis documentation, and monthly meetings
  • Responsible for forecasting and annual budgets at the site level
  • Create, update, enhance, and maintain KPI’s and business metrics
  • Work with operating sites to problem solve, drive cost savings, efficiency improvements, and implement sustainable growth opportunities
  • Key focus on optimizing working capital and educating the Operations team on understanding their financials and how to impact the financials with action
  • Build, analyze, and assess customer and product level profitability analysis to highlight and action margin improvement and growth strategies
  • Prepare Board of Directors, bank, and company communication presentations as needed
  • Lead capital and investment decision analysis process to evaluate the ROI and payback
  • Involvement in merger and acquisition diligence, and integration
  • Establish data mining and automation techniques and systems that enable more efficient analysis.
  • Financial modeling of scenarios to make data driven decisions
  • Involvement with the Oracle system implementation. This includes being a key lead in implementation of future state standard costing
  • Participate in special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and Masters in Accounting (or advanced degree); CPA preferred
  • 10+ years’ minimum progressive accounting experience
  • Manufacturing industry standard cost accounting expertise required
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP and some technical experience, including international accounting
  • Experience and desire to create, build, and grow an organization
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment and comfortable driving that change
  • Analytical thinker and proactive problem solver
  • Positive and communicative business partner (must like collaborating with people)
  • Strong team leadership skills with a focus on rolling up sleeves and leading by example
  • Solution focused and eager to take action

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