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Robert Half Controller in Mason City Area, Iowa


Our client, a small company with a large footprint, is hiring an DIRECTOR OF FINANCE to backfill an internal promotion!!! This DIRECTOR OF FINANCE must spend their time in the business, approving and reviewing things but also spend 25% of the time being strategic and leading people.

The Finance Director is responsible for directing teams that provide accounting and finance services in support of the organization's business objectives. This role will lead managers who oversee the accounting close process, account reconciliations, monthly analysis, forecasting as well as the annual budgeting process for assigned areas of responsibility. The Finance Director will lead business transaction processing teams in areas such as cost accounting, customer financing, banking operations, inventory, disbursements and property, plant and equipment in compliance with corporate accounting policies and internal control requirements.

The “home run” for this hire will be able to make the connection from prior organizations to what this company is doing - interpersonal, process and system wise. Full P & L as well as Balance Sheet experience required; not just counting the product that comes in and goes out the door. The person who can understand the “what” and “why” they are doing and how it fits.

Minimum requirements include 12+ years of progressive accounting experience along with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA preferred! Candidate must have a "can do" attitude and cultural fit to win the role along with manufacturing experience!!! To $150K DOE

Requirements - Experience with US GAAP

  • Proven knowledge of cost of product development

  • Quality experience with general ledger

  • Well-founded grasp of month end closings

  • Financial analysis experience

  • General familiarity with business process re-engineering

  • Year end closings experience

  • Journal entries experience desired

  • Wide ranging experience with J.D. Edwards

  • Proficiency in financial statement preparation

  • Practical knowledge of financial reporting

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent degree and/or experience

  • 5+ years of recent relevant financial experience

  • Demonstrated technology and analytical abilities

  • Customer service oriented communication skills

  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Working knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is valuable

  • Certified Public Accountant - CPA (US)

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