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Director Financial Planning and Analysis – Coats Crafts North America

Opportunity: Director Financial Planning and Analysis – Coats Crafts North America

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Summary of role:

To lead and apply business acumen to the Business/Financial Analysis Process and correctly measure, thoroughly analyse and clearly communicate financial data to internal customers in support of superior business performance and understanding the financial impact of decisions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • The Director of FP&A will support the estimate process, the month-end, quarter-end and year-end close process, budgeting and forecasting, monthly operations and business reviews and quarterly detailed account reconciliation review
  • Prepare period and time sensitive analysis (monthly, quarterly, and annually) of business performance, sales analysis, customer, brand and product profitability, and allocated P&L’s
  • Collaborate with the teams to co-ordinate timely and accurate closing, budgeting and forecasting cycle
  • Conduct financial reporting and analysis to assess and identify the risks and opportunities and develop analytics that measures key performance indicators to drive accountability across functions
  • Analyse monthly results and/or trending data to support the monthly estimate, and include risk and opportunity assessments
  • Optimise the business overhead spend (Selling, General, & Administrative) through strategic and analytical evaluation of current spend, identification of improvements and efficiencies and execution of activities to improve return on investment
  • Participate in annual audit process and produce supporting schedules as required 
  • Provide performance analysis and projections to members of the Senior Leadership Team on the impact of potential business decisions and scenarios, or in support of special projects as required
  • Provide career development and coaching/mentoring to the Finance team 
  • Oversee compliance with all statutory requirements related to the position
  • Assist Sales and Marketing functions in sales business and pricing model analysis
  • Ensure full internal control measures are in place and complied with in accordance to the guidelines of internal and external audit
  • Monitor adherence to Group accounting policies and procedures and ensure all new reporting and procedural initiatives are in compliance
  • Ensure accurate accounting including annual financial statements and tax returns
  • Support the development and presentation of the Annual Operating Plan and 3 year Strategic Plan working across functions to ensure clear communication of timelines and activities - ensuring the key elements of the Plans are well understood and supported by data
  • Promote initiatives to enhance profit and cash performance and to reduce costs
  • Proactively drives change in finance – to ensure cost efficient and effective processes are consistently utilised
  • Ensures finance operations are automated by utilised systems to eliminate manual work
  • Support roll-out of cost systems and ongoing profitability analysis
  • Ensure local/regional compliance (legal/tax) with law, Group policies and procedures and proactively supports Regional, Divisional and Global Finance Directors in implementing them
  • Promote tax minimisation practices and initiatives within the region and globally, e.g. inter-company transactions, inter-company financing and group structuring; engage with Group Tax, other Regional FD’s and local advisors as appropriate
  • Ensure all projects (reorg and capex) have been subject to correct scrutiny before submission for approval and engage in post-investment monitoring and appraisal
  • Regular and dependable attendance in the office is required
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Qualifications and Experience:


  • 10 years of Finance/accounting. Preferably in a Consumer Packaged Goods environment (CPG)
  • Finance or Accounting Degree
  • Minimum 5 years in a supervisory role
  • Written and oral communication and presentation to smart, tough-minded Executives
  • Strong sales and marketing finance experience required
  • Report writing ERP, MRP experience / expertise
  • Experienced in manufacturing cost analysis and pricing models
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and develop strong finance teams that collaborate with cross functional business teams to drive growth and profitability
  • Ability to assess risks and opportunities within complex business situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend and make decisions quickly under any situation
  • Advanced skills in spreadsheet modelling preparation, PowerPoint or equivalent software


  • MBA or advanced Degree
  • Experience of SAP based environment
  • Ability to align function with business priorities, culture change