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Financial Controller with ERP Implementation

Company: SAY Group
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

SAY Group is managing a search for a Financial Controller with ERP implementation experience, located in St. Paul, Minnesota.
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Dessert Holdings is North America's premium dessert company, recognized for providing our retail and foodservice customers with chef-inspired innovative desserts made with real ingredients, a flexible and low-cost supply chain, and best-in-class service. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dessert Holdings is an umbrella organization of three premium dessert companies and brands: The Original Cakerie, Lawler's Desserts and Atlanta Cheesecake Company. Together, the companies serve more than 250 commercial customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and Asia.
CONTROLLER: This position is a unique opportunity where the person will initially be part of the ERP implementation team. After ERP implementation, this person will then manage the plant cost controllers.
ERP Implementation Leader - Financial Operations

  • Lead design and implementation of Financial Functions of a Companywide ERP System
  • Collaborate with representatives of all financial functions to ensure that business needs are met
  • Work with ERP Systems Design Consultants
  • Evaluate system capabilities to required business processes
  • Design or modify business processes
  • Develop detailed implementation and change management plans
  • Lead the phased implementation activity for each financial function and company location
    After ERP implementation, this role evolves into a Finance Director for Manufacturing Operations.
    Finance Director - Manufacturing Operations
    • Lead a team of local Plant Controllers responsible for:
    • Providing operational financial analysis
    • Cost of manufactured products,
    • Ensuring accuracy in the financial reporting systems
      Support the Manufacturing Operations Leadership Team
      • Proactively identify & lead analysis of operational and financial data to provide insights into business performance; drive consistency in performance across plants and functions
      • Collaborate with functional leaders to aid in financial modeling, analysis and development of budgets including operational expenses, OH spend, KPI's, product costing, cost savings, special projects, and capital planning
      • Partner cross-functionally to design/execute business solutions to complex issues and improve business results
      • Investigate significant trends/variances for cost reduction regarding material, labor, overhead, and other types of costs related to manufacturing products
      • Evaluate business controls and processes impacting manufacturing and inventory and work with management to implement and improve controls as needed
        EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
        • 10+ year's financial management functions with including Manufacturing and Supply Chain Financial Operations
        • Experience in the implementation use of ERP systems
        • MBA degree in Accounting or Finance or related field
        • Worked in cross-functional environments and supported cross-functional teams
        • Communicates effectively with colleagues across a range of disciplines and all levels of management
          INTERPERSONAL SKILLS NEEDED:--- Self-driven individual with strong ability to manage ambiguity, multi-task, work with minimal supervision and who adapts readily to changes in priorities and business conditions--- Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail--- Positive attitude and experience dealing with non-financial managers and working in a team environment--- Willingness to work extended hours including weekends if needed

Keywords: SAY Group, St. Paul , Financial Controller with ERP Implementation, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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