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Finance Manager - Manufacturing

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Claremont, NC, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: NC-16156
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Manufacturing
Brand/Division: North Carolina
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY:

The Finance Manager is responsible for providing financial expertise and guidance to the Williams-Sonoma furniture manufacturing network in all areas of financial management including developing strategic plans, the annual operating budget, on-going monthly financial forecasting and month-end close. Among their responsibilities, the Finance Manager will manage monthly reporting, ad hoc analysis, financial planning and process improvement. This key individual must be self-sufficient in the ability to perform financial modeling and analysis, must be effective managing partnerships with key stakeholders, and must be able to effectively communicate and present to leadership. This position requires frequent interaction with all levels of the organization and high degree of business and financial acumen.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

* Provide leadership and support for furniture manufacturing budget, forecast and actual results and reporting.
* Lead the audit, balance sheet and inventory reconciliation process on behalf of furniture manufacturing finance to ensure compliance and consistency of processes and procedures.
* Lead all aspects of the monthly close process for headquarters departments, including reviewing journal entries, variance analysis, management reporting, and partnerships with department leaders.
* Manage executive reporting including monthly board memos, annual budget and 3-year plan decks, and all reporting for weekly business reviews
* Oversee all business metrics reporting for weekly business reviews and daily demand reporting
* Assist in conversion and testing of new ERP system
* Maintain thorough understanding of business risks and opportunities. Develop forward looking predictive models to support the monitoring and forecasting of the business.
* Prepare concise and insightful summary analysis for Senior Management.
* Manage team members for meaningful contribution and continued personal development.
* Coordinating, consolidating, and preparing the monthly operating review presentation for the leadership team - which includes: results analysis, forecasting, and identifying risks and opportunities.
* Administering detailed annual/monthly budgets for each individual furniture manufacturing business unit, to ensure appropriate financial controls are in place, identify areas that are not in compliance and establish and implement corrective action.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics is required.
* A minimum of 5-10 years progressively responsible experience in the areas of financial analysis, planning and accounting.3+ years management experience
* Retail, manufacturing, consumer goods or supply chain distribution industry corporate experience.

* Financial leadership experience in large, complex and dynamic business environments
* Solid level of proficiency utilizing Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and experience with budgeting/accounting systems such as Oracle.
* Leadership experience with strong analytical, consulting, problem-solving and conceptual skills with the ability to influence others.
* Ability to build strong relationships and partner with various levels of management.
* Highly motivated, strong sense of urgency and track record of getting results.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong business and financial acumen.
* An accomplished leader of people and experienced project manager.
* A high degree of professional maturity and intellectual rigor

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Master's degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting; or a MBA with a concentration in Finance is highly preferred.
* CPA with 3-5 years of experience in public accounting
* 10+ years progressively responsible experience in the areas of financial analysis, strategic planning, budgeting and accounting.
* Strong matrix management, teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and persuade at all management levels, and thrive in a cross-functional, evolving business and technical environment.
* Experience in leading a finance team in a manufacturing or distribution center environment.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


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