Interim Director of Finance

$90 - $100 hourly

Job Category:Accounting & Finance, Executive Search

Position Type:Contract / Temporary

Work Model:Hybrid

Location:Lombard, Illinois  [Hybrid]

Job ID:133525

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Job Description

LaSalle Network has partnered with a dynamic and innovative Food & Beverage company dedicated to sustainability. With a focus on delivering cutting-edge products to their customers, they are seeking a highly skilled Interim Director of Finance to make a true impact directing their multibillion-dollar business and leading their Finance team. This person will play a crucial role in supporting their accounting and finance directives, lead strategy and contribute to the organization's growth and success. This long-term contract will offer $100 per hour.  

 

As an Interim Director of Finance, you will oversee the financial operations during a 15-month period of transition. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day financial activities of the organization, including budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis. They will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant financial regulations and standards. 

 

Interim Director of Finance Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a high performing team across North America that successfully deliver high quality financial reporting and insights to facilitate accurate and timely decision making 

  • Embed the company’s purpose, vision and values in all team activities and to ensure that robust succession and development planning is in place across the team 

  • Develop Internal Controls and Reconciliation tools to effectively manage complex transactions traversing multiple statutory ledgers 

  • Manage significant working capital investment across all elements of the Balance Sheet and drive initiatives cross-functionally, including with Procurement and Shared Services North America to optimize working capital investment levels and Operating Cash flow results 

  • Provide direction for of all key forecasting cycles, and lead consolidation of forecasting output into concise metrics for presentation to the Financial and Executive Leadership teams 

  • Develop Dashboard Reporting and insights to identify the key drivers of Balance Sheet variances and their impact on Profitability and Operating Cash flow, with regular presentation of this output to the Finance Leadership Team 

  • Identify new accounting standards and regulations that materially impact the financial and commercial reporting of customer through interaction with Customer Finance 

  • Total ownership of the relationship with Internal and External Auditors; drive the resolution of any Management Action points and pre-emptively identify and remedy any control deficiencies; drive positive audit outcomes and maintain Internal Controls 

  • Negotiate with vendors and finance lending partners regarding significant financing, leasing and related arrangements 

  • Identify opportunities for P&L savings through management of the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable cycles; challenge the ‘status quo’ of existing arrangements 

Interim Director of Finance Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field 

  • CPA or CMA certification preferred 

  • 8+ years of experience in finance or accounting 

  • IFRS knowledge is essential 

  • CPG or Manufacturing/Distribution experience is required 

  • International exposure is a strong plus 

  • SAP knowledge/experience a plus 

  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint proficiency 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 

 

If you are interested in this Interim Director of Finance opportunity and qualify per the above requirements as well as currently reside in the Chicagoland area, please apply today! This position is not eligible for relocation.   

 

Thank you, 

Allee Struve 

Recruiting Lead 

LaSalle Network 

 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.