Advantage Solutions Director of Finance in Irvine, California

Summary

Director of Finance

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking aDirector of Finance to effectively manages the financial operations of the assigned division by managing the accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting, either by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. This role will also review monthlyresults with Division President and liaise with other corporate departments – IT/Legal/HR/Strategic Sourcing.

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What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Consults with management concerning major economic objectives and policies for the Company.

  • Manages the division’s financial operations, including cash management, budgeting, general ledger, billing, payables, collections, and monitoring financial performance.

  • Prepares timely, accurate and succinct reports which summarize, analyze and forecast the division’s business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations; and presents such reports to management.

  • Supervises the Accounting/Finance personnel and performance for the division.

  • Assists with audits of the divisions’ accounts; works with outside accountants to prepare and file tax returns and reports required by regulatory agencies.

  • Attends divisional leadership meetings on a weekly/monthly basis.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required; MBA Degree or equivalent job-related experience preferred inPublic Accounting and/or CPA

  • 7+ years of related experience in finance

  • 5+ years of supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated in-depth expertise in/knowledge of applications of financial information systems; excellent management skills and proficient interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common financial reports, and legal documents; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Director of Finance effectively manages the financial operations of the assigned division by managing the accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting, either by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consults with management concerning major economic objectives and policies for the Company.

  • Directs preparation of budgets.

  • Manages the division’s financial operations, including cash management, budgeting, general ledger, billing, payables, collections, and monitoring financial performance.

  • Prepares timely, accurate and succinct reports which summarize, analyze and forecast the division’s business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations; and presents such reports to management.

  • Supervises the Accounting/Finance personnel and performance for the division. Coordinates division controllers and coordinates with Corporate Accounting. Assists with company acquisitions, reviewing finances, participates in the due diligence process.

  • Assists with audits of the divisions’ accounts; works with outside accountants to prepare and file tax returns and reports required by regulatory agencies.

  • Approves AP as appropriate.

  • Assists with various accounting functions in problem resolution as needed

  • Provides ad-hoc reports and analysis to management as requested

  • Attends divisional leadership meetings on a weekly/monthly basis.

  • Review monthly results with Division President.

  • Liaise with other corporate departments – IT/Legal/HR/Strategic Sourcing

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

Driving is not an essential duty and function of this job

Travel is an essential duty and function of this job

Travel up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred) MBA Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Public Accounting and/or CPA preferred

7+ years of related experience in finance

5+ years of supervisory experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated in-depth expertise in/knowledge of applications of financial information systems; excellent management skills and proficient interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Environmental & Physical Requirements:

Office / Sedentary Requirements: Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions:

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2018-190049

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)