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Director, Finance

Date: Jun 18, 2017

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie




This highly visible, Global Planning & Forecasting Senior Leadership position, drives long-term strategic planning, resource allocation and your career! You'll play a key role in direction-setting for with our thriving, $1.9B, international business, committed to rapid growth!

We look for candidates who are not satisfied with the "status quo", intellectually curious by nature and confident in their abilities.  If you are looking to join a dynamic, exciting and growing organization, please review the following requirements. 

Salary, bonus and benefits are extremely desirable.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with advanced degree preferred.
• 10+ years overall experience including 2+ years planning leadership in a global organization.
• Proven expertise in connecting operational activity to financial implication.
• Multi-year financial planning, including crafting complex business and financial models.
• Building, manufacturing, industrial or consumer products sector experience.
• Proven experience effectively managing and developing a team.

Additional position information
• Prepares, analyzes and reviews monthly rolling forecasts and annual budgets

• Supports management decision-making through insight and driving actions to achieve business goals

• Develops and drives the global three year plan
• Leads income statement, balance sheet and cash flow analytics
• Drive standardization & process improvement across all planning aspects including best practices
• Owns business analysis commentary for monthly actuals reporting
• Maintains risk-adjusted forecasting models which links key business drivers to performance scenarios

• Works closely with accounting teams to understand and articulate results
• Support the preparation of quarterly earnings release and board materials for the CFO
• Proactively use business acumen to develop statistical models to solve critical business issues
• Identifies inconsistencies in financial data and initiates appropriate corrective action
• Provides oversight and manages SG&A spending across the business
• Responsible for publication of the weekly business performance tracker and associated action items
• Compare and contrast company business performance across wide range of metrics and ratios
• Proactively recommend potential changes in resource allocation based on analytic outputs
• Contribute to overall analysis of competitors through by collaborating with market analysis team.
• Ability to connect the bigger picture to day to day operations of the organization.
• Proven ability to synthesize complex and detailed data into meaningful insights.
• Articulates views in a clear and concise manner.
• Anticipates questions and prepares appropriate responses or answers.
• Presents compelling arguments to support positions.
• Constructively challenges business partner assumptions and goals.
• Results-oriented to ensure deliverables are submitted in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion.
• The desire and tenacity to grow within the organization.





James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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