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Finance Director

Company: Imagine! Print Solutions
Location: Shakopee
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

At The IMAGINE Group we go beyond print to help our clients deliver game changing visual communications from concept to delivery that set the standard for our industry. Our innovative team is the most committed, most experienced team in the business, who are driven to find and deliver “a better way” to our clients. We are committed to delivering marketing solutions, in every environment and every campaign, that help our clients capture the heart, mind and loyalty of their customers. For more than 30 years, The IMAGINE Group has established itself as one of the most influential and innovative visual communications companies in the industry. Let’s IMAGINE a better way together!

We are seeking a passionate, collaborative, and highly skilled Director of Finance with a strong manufacturing and operations background to join our amazing team. The Director of Finance will be a hands-on leader with strong business acumen, reporting to The IMAGINE Group CFO. In this matrix-environment, they will be a true business partner working with local leadership to drive the growth of the business. As a key member of the IMAGINE Twin Cities Leadership Team, this position will lead the finance function and be responsible for overall financial planning, reporting, analytics, and guidance.

A career at IMAGINE isn’t for everyone; if you’re looking to be inspired, challenged, and go home each day knowing that you performed impactful work, you’ve come to the right place!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:

LEADERSHIP: As a member of our Senior Leadership Team, you will be an active contributor to our collaborative and empowered workplace culture where a ‘people first’ mentality is a foundational part of how we operate at all levels of the organization. You must be passionate about building strong relationships and trust with cross-functional colleagues, in an effort to impact the growth and strategic objectives of The IMAGINE Group. By demonstrating high emotional intelligence, you will understand how people think and work, and will determine the best way to support them by ‘speaking their language’.

FINANCE TEAM LEADER: Responsible for hiring, developing, coaching, and inspiring direct reports. Provide candid, real-time feedback, evaluate employees and provide direction and support to achieve overall team goals. Influential in supporting your team to challenge the status quo and drive innovation. Facilitator of training for support teams on financial acumen, including, but not limited to, procedures, project budgeting, project financial reports, payment/purchasing procedures, and managing profitability.

FINANCIAL PLANNING: Own the financial planning and forecasting process by building quarterly, annual, and long-range financial plans and targets that are aligned with strategic objectives. Drive an efficient and effective process for developing detailed and predictable financial forecasts/budgets by engaging local stakeholders, minimizing surprises, and identifying areas for opportunities and risks.

GROWTH SUPPORT: Understand key business drivers for long-term sustainable growth, as well as develop analytics and tools to support the organization in achieving profitable growth. Partner with Sales to bring proactive ideas to grow our business and develop long-range planning analysis with a forward-thinking approach. Conduct client profitability reviews – reviewing revenue/pricing, costs, and margin; identify anomalies and root causes, and develop action plans. Advise regarding new customer contracts and provide creative solutions to meet customer and business needs.

OPERATIONAL/COMMERCIAL ANALYSIS: Partner with the Accounting team to ensure monthly financials are presented accurately and timely. Drive collections and improved billing practices. Analyze the P&L and operational practices to recommend areas to reduce costs, improve quality, and create efficiencies. Interface with internal and external stakeholders and monitor performance against forecasts and plans for all facets of the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow. Gain a full understanding of the cost structure of the business. Conduct extensive product manufacturing, cost (project and expense), and ROI analyses; interpret results and trends, and identify areas of improvement impacting sales, gross margin, operating profit, cost savings, working capital, depreciation of company assets, etc.

MANAGEMENT PRESENTATIONS: Support business reviews by preparing presentations for both local and C-Suite management. Providing detailed analyses and understanding of financial/operational results and operating metrics packages, as well as additional related analyses to identify areas of opportunities and risks.

BUSINESS DECISION SUPPORT: Review all capital projects for conceptual and financial soundness. Develop ad-hoc modeling and analysis to support business decisions. Partner with cross-functional teams to develop tools that provide critical financial and operational information and KPIs that can be used daily, weekly, and monthly.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Control inventory and safeguard company assets. Responsible for accuracy of local inputs/transactions and financial statements. Partner with cross-functional continuous improvement team on process improvements and savings tracking. Ensure IMAGINE Twin Cities is always in full compliance with all legal and ethical financial practices. Special projects in collaboration with local leaders and field support finance leadership team.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

BA degree in accounting, finance or related business field

MBA, CPA or advanced degree preferred

8+ years of proven financial leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

At least 5 years’ experience supervising direct reports and being accountable for the results of a team of finance or accounting professionals preferred

Strong communication skills with ability to influence at all levels of the organization

Strong track record of innovative process improvement, IT systems development and promotability to a larger role

Strong Excel and Power Point skills

Has agility and can work independently and collaborate with others cross-functionally to problem solve and drive new and game changing solutions

Strategic mindset with ability to see the big picture, zoom in and see the details, and understand how all of the pieces work together

Experience working with all levels of an organization from operations to senior management

Knowledgeable in personal computers, Microsoft Office products, automated job cost accounting and general ledger systems

Experience presenting to Executive Leadership and Board Members as well as external customers

Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

Experience with lean manufacturing/Six Sigma a plus

Experience in the printing industry a plus

The IMAGINE Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Diversity and Inclusion isn’t just a checked box, it’s a key part of our commitment to deliver innovative solutions to our clients and provide a great place to work for our entire work family.

Keywords: Imagine! Print Solutions, Minneapolis , Finance Director, Other , Shakopee, Minnesota

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