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Senior Financial Manager

Company: Koppert Biological Systems
Location: Howell
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Who We Are
Koppert Biological Systems is the worldwide market leader in integrated pest management and disease management. Every day, Koppert Biological Systems helps growers and farmers around the world to combat pests and diseases in a natural and sustainable way. In this way, we hope to make an active contribution to a sustainable society, with safe food in sufficient quantities to feed a rapidly growing population. Our research & development has frequently been the source of biological solutions, which were subsequently adopted worldwide.

Role
Are you an energetic, collaborative, and results driven leader with affinity for financial accuracy and a keen attention to detail? Are you passionate about improving existing processes and adapting to the needs of a growing, dynamic organization? We are looking for a Senior Financial Manager with the potential for advancement.

You will be responsible for the long-and short-term planning, control, accounting and reporting of income, expense, fixed assets, and invested and contributed funds of Koppert US to the parent company. You will manage the resources of the company; contribute with your exceptional organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, financial modelling and mergers & acquisitions experience.

While reporting to the GM, you will also serve as a thought partner to the North American Business Unit (NABU) Manager and leadership team, and provide strategic guidance to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Lead all finance operations including accounting, payroll, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, compliance reporting, cash management and investment strategies for Koppert US.
Responsible for short-and long-term financial planning and reporting, including the design of financial models to support the annual budgeting and strategic planning work of the Board.
Prepare and review financial and budget statements, investment and capital project reports for the N.A. subsidiaries.
Liaison for the N.A. subsidiaries to parent company and the NABU Manager and vice versa for financial reporting, budgets and realization.
Oversee budgeting and implementation to monitor progress and present financial metrics internally and externally for board presentations.
Oversee Koppert US's fiscal function and performance through timely and accurate analyses of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist leadership in carrying out their specific functional responsibilities.
Proactively develop, recommend, and implement business performance improvement initiatives that will enhance business profitability and working capital levels.
Lead company mergers and acquisition activities.
Working with the GM, coordinate planning and financing of major capital improvement or investment projects.
Oversee the investment of surplus and funds according to approved investment policies.
Ensure business governance to safeguard the financial aspects of the business.
Oversee the organization's risk management activities including financial, general liability, and related insurance coverage.
Serve as the key interface with financial institutions, auditors, third party service providers and all other outside stakeholders.
Establish strong internal controls and ensure compliance with GAAP and all applicable state and federal laws.
Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned.

Requirements:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting or Finance or related field required, Master's preferred.
CPA required or CMA preferred.
8+ years of progressive experience in finance/accounting in a production environment.
Experience managing IT, HR or Customer Service teams a plus.
Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
Skills and Qualifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong relationship building, project management, people management, and communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Extensive knowledge of financial management; ability to interpret financial data as needed to set organizational goals.
Financial planning and analysis experience in a manufacturing organization a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft 365, D365 (Power BI), SAP Concur, Tagetik or similar software.
Growth-mindset with an eagerness to learn new things and continuously improve.
What we offer
Koppert Biological Systems contributes to better health of people and the planet through our products and our people to support Global Sustainability. The working atmosphere is informal. We are a family company and closely involved with everything that happens within and outside our company. We are consistently looking at ways of improvement and continuing to invest in our employees. This has made us pioneers in the international market when it comes to biological crop protection and sustainable cultivation systems.

Comprehensive Benefits Package to include Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, Employer funded Health Savings Account, Tuition Reimbursement, Employer 401K Match, Life Insurance, Wellness Program Initiatives, Employee Assistance Program, Volunteer Day, Koppert Gear, and Generous PTO!

Koppert Biological Systems is a veteran-friendly, Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. If you want to join a global and growing organization submit your cover letter and resume. At Koppert, we learn something every day!

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Keywords: Koppert Biological Systems, Flint , Senior Financial Manager, Executive , Howell, Michigan

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