VP Finance (Automotive)
Lafayette, IN Chemicals Full-Time
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A leading global developer and manufacturer of high-quality coatings and pigments for diversified market segments such as the chemicals and automotive industries is actively seeking a results-driven, strategic, and self-motivated Finance leader for its facility in Indiana. This executive will direct and manage all financial activities of the Company as well as personally carry out key functions, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). He/She will be primarily responsible for the plant’s operational and general accounting and shall be accountable for the company’s cash flows and accounts receivables. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the financial, controlling and accounting activities while working closely with the local President and key functional executives and shareholders based in Europe.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or any related discipline is required; a graduate degree is strongly preferred. Additional qualifications such as CPA or CFA certification are considered a plus. At least seven (7) years of significant experience in a finance and/or accounting management leadership role in the chemicals or (bulk) manufacturing industry is expected. Solid experience in financial reporting using IFRS and GAAP as well as knowledge of German HGB is required, as is previous exposure to international finance topics including transfer pricing, import/export regulations and foreign exchange hedging. A strong background in finance management, controlling, as well as expertise in best-of-industry financial practices and analytical tools as well as fundamental accounting functions (e.g. AR, AP, payroll) is highly desirable. Furthermore, previous exposure to international finance topics including transfer pricing, import/export regulations and foreign exchange hedging is required. Experience working closely with European HQ organizations particularly exposure to German culture or work experience in an international environment are considered a great plus.

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