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Acorn Group: Financial Controller

Acorn Group

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 16, 2021.

Acorn Global Recruitment is working on behalf of a global services group through its extensive network of more than 600 locations.

They operate in 18 countries throughout Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Europe and the Americas, with a global network of over 1000 professional employees.

This is a great opportunity to join this unique service business which continues to grow year on yearThe company continues to expand their business opportunities internationally and is seeking an experienced Finance Manager based in Houston, Texas.It is essential that you are technically competent and demonstrate the ability to be able to link figures/statistics with the operational side of the business and provide good quality commentary for board level reporting.Position SummaryThe Financial controller will be responsible for overseeing the management of the day to day operations of all accounting and finance activities within the branch through effective fund management, and appropriate control structures to maximize returns and minimize risks.

He/she will also engage in financial analysis in areas such as forecasting, budgeting, and initiating cost reduction analysis to optimize profitability and the operational performance of the branch and GroupKey Position AccountabilitiesMonitor the compilation of the management and statutory accounts, balance sheet & intercompany reconciliations, and profit & loss accounts to provide financial analysis to management on key performance indicators, budgets, financial statements and branch profitability in order to drive strategic planningIdentify and implement measures to monitor and control cost drivers as well as develop operational analysis models and control charts to enable continuous improvement and ongoing development of the businessOversee the various functions within Finance such as accounts receivables and payables to review monthly accruals/prepayments and ensure the development of efficient procedures, internal controls, and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracyAdvise on the key strategic direction of the branch through providing monthly financial reports, cash flow reports, variance analysis and forecast projections ensuring the management team is directed on the financial implications and consequences of business decisionsEvaluate the financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems to identify areas of improvement and implement new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department, streamline processes and improve operational efficienciesDevelop financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk while also conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities to enable the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans in alignment with the branch as well as Group objectivesSet the accounting financial objectives through forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions to ensure spending alignment with budget and overall company goalsOversee the achievement of accounting operational objectives through providing accounting information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews, identifying key market trends and guiding internal departments through applying observations and recommendations to operational issuesEnsuring all accounting procedures are in compliance with audit requirements through understanding current and proposed legislation, enforcing accounting regulations and recommending new procedures as and when necessaryMaintain accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts, defining accounting policies and procedures to ensure alignment with company policy and accepted accounting practicesLead the financial team through monitoring, appraising and reviewing individual job contributions while planning compensation actions to ensure an effective and efficient team is in place to achieve the objectives and goals of the department as well as the overall organizationEnsure that all activities are carried out in accordance with the company’s Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) and Ethics & Compliance policiesPerform any other assignments or responsibilities as requested by the General ManagerEducation, Experience, Training and Special SkillsBachelor’s degree in Business administration with a specialization in Finance & AccountingInternationally recognized Professional Accounting Qualification8-10 years of professional experience in a Finance related role with 5 years in a managerial positionBig 4 experience is preferred but not mandatoryProactive leader who consistently demonstrates initiative, problem solving and decision making skillsExcellent analytical skills with ability to interpret strategic data, error check and reconcile own work, and design analysis or models to answer specific questionsOrganized and detail oriented approach with strong attention to detail and have the drive to ensure accuracyStrong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or external stakeholdersExcellent communication, listening, and influence skillsAbility to establish and maintain strong business partnerships cross functionally to promote teamwork and organizational alignmentExperienced MS Office user (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio & Outlook) with experience working with ERP systems – strong computer skills are mandatoryLogistics, Supply Chain or Manufacturing industry experience is a distinct benefitKeywordsAccounting, finance, finance control, Manager, ERP, supply chain, manufacturing, balance sheet, reconciliations, analysis, data, business, policiesJob Type: Full-timeJob Location:Houston, TXRequired experience:Accounting: 5 yearsJob Type: Full-timeSalary: $100,000.00 per yearEducation:Bachelor’s (Required)Location:Houston, TX (Required)Language:English (Required)

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