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VP of Finance and Accounting

Solaris Paper, Inc.
Santa Ana, CA
  • Expired: January 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Solaris Paper is a North America towel and tissue manufacturer focused on the Retail and Away-from-Home markets. Our products include premium bath tissue, paper towels and facial tissue. Our family of brands include LoCor Towel and Tissue and Advanced Dispensing Systems, Livi VPG Select and Livi VPG towel and tissue and FIORA branded consumer towel and tissue products – one of the fastest growing consumer brands in North America.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Finance and Accounting Department supports the finance and accounting needs of the USA Tissue Business Unit (TBU). The current US TBU consists of 3 companies, total FTEs is near 600 in over 14 states. The 3 companies represent 3 separate converting plants. The VP, Finance & Accounting provides:

· financial reporting and planning to the TBU Leadership

· strategic business planning analysis and support

· forecasting

· leadership to general accounting and accounts receivable / payable

· cash management and

· internal controls

This position is a key support to the Leadership Team and its members; specifically focusing on supporting the CEO in developing and meeting business goals, objectives and strategies.

Additionally this position provides key information/reports to a number of internal (CEO, leadership team, sales / marketing, trade marketing, audit), and external parties, (external audit, banks, consultants).

RESPONSIBILTIES

Strategy

· Assess organizational performance against the annual budget and company's long-term strategy.

· Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to executives and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.

· Oversee budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the company's strategic plan.

· Participate in key decisions on strategic initiatives, operating/financial models and operational execution.

· Provide advice and counsel around issues, trends, and changes on the businesses performance.

Financial Planning and Analysis

· Create a strategic planning process, ensuring senior leadership understanding and alignment.

· Drive strategic planning process to define financial targets and key business assumptions while developing thoughtful methodologies and applying financial rigor throughout the process.

· Develop and monitor the company’s annual budget and monthly forecasts.

· Direct the preparation of clear, metric-based, financial plans/forecasts including projections, annual budgets, long range plans, and related updates.

· Lead analysis of financial and operational results versus forecast and plan, investigations of significant variances, and communication of findings to senior management team. Support internal and external financial and management reporting.

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams on major company initiatives from the financial perspective, including but not limited to, operational efficiency evaluations, cost saving opportunities, capital expenditure decisions, vendor selection and negotiation, etc.

· Develop consulting relationship with senior management colleagues and provide value-added financial analysis and support of business reviews and decisions.

Accounting

· Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.

· Supervise preparation of month-end and year-end financial statements.

· Responsible for all management reporting and other ad hoc reports for executive management.

· Review month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate/overhead cost allocation.

· Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems.

· Serve as final point of escalation for accounts receivable/accounts payable issues.

· Oversee tax accounting, tax compliance and the filing of tax returns in all jurisdictions.

· Establish and maintain documentation of internal controls, policies and procedures related to financial reporting and compliance.

· Manage preparation and support of all external audits and serve as a key point of contact for external auditors.

· Ensure accounting procedures comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

Treasury Management

· Monitor cash closely and proactively address variances from plan. Ensure appropriate and controlled cash disbursements, approve invoices and payables; execute check signing. Analyze future cash requirements so that financing needs are addressed in a timely fashion.

· Oversee the treasury/cash management function and all lender compliance activities (i.e. quarterly debt covenant calculations, and all monthly reporting requirements).

Supervise & Manage Direct Report(s)

· Position has 6 direct reports.

· Manage employees following the company guidelines on performance management.

· Mentor and develop Finance and Accounting team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamics.

· Guide larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control to ensure high degree of financial coordination across business units.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in accounting, finance or business or related field
MBA or CPA preferred
Experience of 10 years progressive finance or accounting experience; with managerial experience
SAP financial systems working knowledge preferred
Consumer packaged goods experience preferred
Advanced computer skills (MS Office)
Strong analytical and financial modeling skills needed
Quick learner, responds and meets short deadlines and is able to work independently
Able to move from small picture to big picture and vice versa; understands reasoning behind the tasks that are performed and can look at data from multiple perspectives
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal:

CEO, Leadership Team, accounting, credit, sales / marketing, trade marketing, audit, HQ

External:

External audit, banks, consultants, vendors, customers

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Solaris Paper offers an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision health insurance programs, flex time (may be available), paid sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, excellent in-house training program and much more!

Solaris Paper is an equal employment opportunity employer that recruits, hires, and promotes qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability, genetic information, military and veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,647.00 - $208,688.00 per year

Benefits:
401(k)
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:
8 hour shift
Ability to commute/relocate:
Santa Ana, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Application Question(s):
Do you have knowledge using SAP?
Do you have CPG experience?
Education:
Bachelor's (Preferred)
Experience:
Accounting: 10 years (Preferred)
Finance: 10 years (Preferred)
Managerial: 5 years (Preferred)
License/Certification:
CPA (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations

Solaris Paper, Inc.

Address

Santa Ana, CA
92725 USA

Industry

Finance and Insurance

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