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Job #930: Vice President Finance - Central, NJ (10-29-18)

  • Job Title: Vice President Finance
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Salary: $250,000 - $300,000 + 30% bonus

Job Description:

The VP, Finance reports to the CFO and partners with the TMC President & CEO and Executive Leadership Team, to provide financial and broad-based business guidance in developing and executing the company’s strategy, and ensuring the business meets critical milestones and objectives. The role is responsible for overseeing all financial operations for Interventional Systems (TIS) including Electro Physiology (TEP) and Vascular Closure Device (VCD).  To collaborate with TAH Accounting and TAH Group Treasury

The VP, Finance partners with the TMC President & CEO, TAH Accounting, TAH Group Treasury to develop and drive multi-year financial plans, annual budgets, financial forecasts and analyses, and key performance indicators.  The position will direct and oversee enhancements of the management reporting and financial planning processes, and is a key contributor to the development of the organization’s strategic goals by providing thoughtful and innovative financial guidance and leadership.  The successful VP, Finance works across the organization to drive financial management strategy, and develops and implements policies and finance procedures to meet current and future business demands.

The incumbent will be held accountable for leading and developing a staff of financial professionals who are responsible for TIS’ annual budget, financial forecasts and financial analysis including: variance analysis, return on investment analysis for capital expenditure and other projects, trend analysis, tracking of key performance indicators and other ad hoc analysis.  Will oversee the Management Information System for TIS, oversee Cost Accounting and provide support to NPD/PMO functions based in Maryland East Plant (MDE) and Puerto Rico (TPR).  As well as administer TIS’ Corporate Authorization System (CAS) including preparation of Proposals as required.

Job Details:

Management Information & Financial Support:

  • Using the functionality of Hyperion, ensure timely delivery of standardized monthly information on P&L and SG&A expenses to TIS BU Management, TAH CFO and all functional leaders explaining variances from plan and providing suitable guidance on corrective action that may be required.
  • Fully leverage Hyperion to automate preparation and electronic delivery of customized information needs of business leaders in TIS.
  • Oversee presentation of TIS results at monthly review meetings with TAH President and CFO explaining variances from plan and providing guidance on the rest of year outlook.
  • Continuously improve reporting processes and quality of information in TIS by leveraging the Hyperion platform.
  • In consultation with TAH CFO, develop and administer Performance Metrics for measurement of productivity and operational efficiency across the business.
  • Proactively evaluate acquisitions at a local level in consultation with TAH Group Treasury – this would include alliances, tuck-in technologies, etc.
  • Evaluate customer profitability including corporate accounts, bundling arrangements, etc.
  • Evaluate make vs. buy decisions, optimal manufacturing locations (e.g., MDE, PR, CR, etc.)
  • Support marketing on portfolio profitability including SKU margins (by region) and rationalization
  • Actively drive optimization of working capital with special reference to inventory levels and customer terms
  • Liaise with BU Management to secure proper information flow for the reporting of and compliance with regulations concerning expenses incurred by TIS & TMP on Health Care Providers (HCP).

Cost Accounting & Support NPD/PMO:

  • Oversee development of new standard costs each budgeting cycle using the Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management (HPCM) system.
  • Participate in the annual “cost roll” process at year commencement to establish new standards within JD Edwards and the creation of revaluation reserves that may be required in respect of the opening inventory.
  • Ensure delivery of monthly management information to business leaders at MDE including material yields, plant variance calculations and analyses, SG&A variances to plan by department, actual product costs vs. standard, etc.
  • Provide periodical updates on plant variance and impacts to P&L depending on achievement of annual plan and simulations of various scenarios.
  • Support NPD/PMO functions by developing and implementing appropriate systems in Hyperion and other suitable applications which would provide management with a clear view on the cost status of various projects vis-à-vis plan and enable them to perform DCF evaluations (NPV, IRR, Pay-Back Period) to simulate the viability of new projects.
  • Evaluate all opportunities for automation of manual functions within cost accounting function fully leveraging the Hyperion platform with specific reference to Work Orders.

Annual Budgeting & Strategic Planning Process:

  • Take full ownership for the Annual Budgeting and Strategic Planning processes for TIS.
  • Develop and secure consensus on schedules and agenda with all constituents of the planning process.
  • Enforce full compliance with use of standardized processes within Hyperion Planning while ensuring that data entry formats are in accordance with the needs of the business and are made available in a timely fashion with suitable training being provided.
  • Organize budget discussion/approval meetings and actively participate in deliberations through constructive criticism, taking minutes and ensuring follow up on agreed action points.
  • Ensure population of budgets into Hyperion as soon as approved in order to provide budget owners with proper mechanisms for cost management and control.
  • Continuously improve processes, formats and discussion standards and automate manual work by leveraging Hyperion capability.

Business Development & Capital Expenditure Proposals:

  • Support TIS management in developing capital expenditure proposals, challenging assumptions to ensure adequate financial and commercial justification, submission/explanation to TC (C&V Company).
  • In consultation with TAH CFO develop a capital expenditure policy which would be consistent with TC’s corresponding policies and guidelines and which would include appropriate discount rates depending upon the nature of the proposal and would define the bases for inclusion or exclusion of certain types of costs (e.g., plant indirect costs) or capital requirements.
  • Support financial evaluation and participate in the due diligence and integration processes for local or global acquisitions by TIS directly or by TC.

CAS Administration:

  • Administer CAS process for TIS ensuring observation of proper budgetary control and accounting.
  • Support management in raising Proposals and in monitoring the available balances while ensuring proper booking of expenditure to approved Proposals.
  • Provide training to new comers and ELT members from time to time as required.
  • In conjunction with TAH maintain and update CAS regulations for TIS as and when changes are made by TC.

Collaboration with TAH Accounting & Group Treasury:

  • Work closely with TAH Finance to ensure timely adherence to financial policies, processes and closing timelines.
  • Ensure accuracy in monthly and quarterly journal entries covering accruals, commissions, GPO administration fees, slow moving and obsolete inventory, inventory valuation (LCM), etc.
  • Review accounting requirements under IFRS and facilitate migration path and timeline in so far as applicable to TMC businesses.
  • Collaborate with Group Treasury on matters concerning Transfer Pricing (APA), R&D credits, etc. providing such information as may be required.

Workforce Planning:

  • Partner with the head of HR on topics pertaining to workforce plan forecasting and compensation analysis
  • Partner with sales on pricing and promotion strategies and compensation plans
  • Provide leadership guidance, coaching and development to direct reports: BU Controllers for TIS, MDE Plant Controller, TPR Plant Controller as well as indirect reports

Additional Duties:

  • Support TIS BU Management and TAH CFO as required on ad hoc financial analyses to support managerial decision making

Additional Key Stakeholders:

  • Senior Management in TIS, TAH and TC
  • External and Internal Auditors
  • Consultants and Professional Valuation Experts
  • Investment bankers while working on acquisition proposals

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to partner proactively and build consensus with key constituents throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate in ambiguous situations effectively
  • Build followership and credibility by listening to others, using your commercial acumen, negotiation skills and understanding the state-of-the-business to appropriately impact and influence others
  • Ability to build long-term strategies and visions and pull down strategy into specific goals and objectives with measurable outcomes
  • Keen analytical skills and proven ability to assess needs, identify issues, recommend alternatives and implement and drive change
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to non-financial audiences
  • Must have proven financial analysis skills including a knowledge of financial business plans and processes and demonstrated understanding of financial systems
  • Advanced experience, including but not limited to, a variety of IT systems including Microsoft Windows, applications, web-based activities, database operations, and technical operations. Strong XL, PowerPoint, ERP (SAP, JDE, Oracle), Hyperion skills
  • Positive and accountable leadership shadow in order to lead, direct and develop Associates; providing coaching, feedback, and mentoring
  • A desire to understand the business, the products, the market, and the customers that we serve.
  • Willingness to learn new skills/techniques/processes

Background Experience:

  • BS Finance/equivalent and MBA/MS Finance or CPA or equivalent
  • Management of the finance/accounting department for a business that has exceeded 500 Million in annualized revenue
  • 10-15 years of hands on accounting and FP&A experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Experience leading, developing & coaching a team of professionals with significant exposure to senior management

Interested candidates should contact Raymond Pirre at: rpirre@gspintl.com.  Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #930 in the subject line and to copy Nkrumah Pierre at friendsoffirm@eisneramper.com on your email.