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Advantage Solutions VP Finance in Irvine, California

Summary

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Advantage Solutions 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.

We are currently seeking a seasonedVice President, Finance & Accountingto play a critical role in our finance and accounting function. This role will assist in the leadership of our enterprise-wide financial function while maintaining the performance of daily accounting activities.

OurVice President, Finance & Accountingis responsible for monitoring financial performance, forecasting event count and financial results, building financial models to evaluate business case opportunities, and coordinating with the Accounting & Controls team on budgeting and P&L management for each of the business reporting segments.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare 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.

  • Oversee the client and supplier profitability analysis for the Sales and Operations divisions for external and internal margin optimization.

  • Enhance the financial support of operations through financial analysis, contract review, ROI computations and various other metrics.

  • Communicate results and expectations to leadership with appropriate background information.

  • Consult with management concerning major economic objectives and policies.

  • Supervise Finance personnel and performance for the division.

  • Coordinate with segments on new business development and performs business case modeling.

  • Provide ad-hoc reports and analysis to management as requested.

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

  • Liaise with other corporate departments – Accounting, Analytics, Technology, Legal, Human Resources, Sales, and Operations.

  • Assist with preparation of budgets.

Skills required include:

  • Education Level: MBA or Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. CPA also required.

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance

  • Decision making skills

  • Strong analytical and research Skills

  • Team building Skills

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, procedures and standards policy and procedure development techniques

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax code

  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained

  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business

  • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environmentAbility to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications

  • Intermediate level knowledge of PC software applications and strong understanding of PC operating systems

  • Solid conflict management skills

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 VP of Finance is responsible for monitoring financial performance, forecasting event count and financial results, building financial models to evaluate business case opportunities, and coordinating with the Accounting & Controls team on budgeting and P&L management for each of the business reporting segments.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

• 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.

• Oversee the client and supplier profitability analysis for the Sales and Operations divisions for external and internal margin optimization.

• Enhance the financial support of operations through financial analysis, contract review, ROI computations and various other metrics.

• Communicates results and expectations to leadership with appropriate background information.

• Consults with management concerning major economic objectives and policies.

• Supervises Finance personnel and performance for the division.

• Coordinates with segments on new business development and performs business case modeling.

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

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

• Liaise with other corporate departments – Accounting, Analytics, Technology, Legal, Human Resources, Sales, and Operations.

• Assists with preparation of budgets.

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

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job. However, some travel will be required

Minimum Qualifications

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

(Preferred) MBA Degree or CPA or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Finance

12+ years of experience in Finance 8+in a leadership capacity. Retail experience preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Strong prioritization skills

Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance

Decision making skills

Strong analytical and research Skills

Team building Skills

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, procedures and standards policy and procedure development techniques

Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax code not appropriate at this level

Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained

Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership

Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business

Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships

Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications

Intermediate level knowledge of PC software applications and strong understanding of PC operating systems

Solid conflict management skills

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 Advantage Solutions 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.

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2020-304243

Position Type Full Time

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

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