Director, Accounting & Finance

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The Director, Accounting and Finance is responsible for overseeing all accounting and finance functions of the organization and will provide accounting and financial control work for the Finance Department. This position ensures compliance with all applicable tax and accounting regulations and manages the preparation and filing of all necessary financial statements. The Director, Accounting and Finance will also plan, develop, implement, and maintain the company’s administrative and financial services and departments, support and promote profitable goals and objectives. The Director, Accounting and Finance reports to the LOGISTEED America, Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer. 

Qualities 

  • Ethical with sound business judgement
  • Leadership, management, and interpersonal abilities to oversee the organization
  • Possesses a passion to help team members 
  • Possesses a strong focus on the human capital and its impact to the success of the organization
  • Tenacious 
  • Visionary 
  • Strong customer relations 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable, follows through on commitments
  • Strong process and planning orientation
  • Goal-oriented, task driven
  • Enjoys being part of a team as well as leading one
  • Balances team’s needs with goals of organization
  • Ability to delegate to the right team members and the experience to know when to lead and when to delegate
  • Outstanding written, verbal, presentation and organization communication skills

Essential Duties & Functional Responsibilities Required

Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions 

  • Perform tasks safely 
  • Ensure area housekeeping requirements are met
  • Abide by all OSHA rules and LOGISTEED America, Inc. safety practices
  • Meet established procedures and productivity, safety and quality standards
  • Meet attendance & punctuality standards 
  • Communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner 
  • Support organization financial objectives by providing financial analyses and recommendations and directing staff.
  • Develop accounting organizational strategies by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations for strategic thinking and direction, and establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Establish accounting operational strategies by evaluating trends, establishing critical measurements, determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies, designing systems, accumulating resources, resolving problems, and implementing change.
  • Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information, and advising departments on the collection and analysis of data.
  • Maintain sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements and obligations.
  • Minimize legally required taxes by studying regulations, presenting tax strategies to management, and filing returns.
  • Implement the Company’s financial policy while managing day to day accounting and oversight of accounting staff and financial vendors.
  • Manage financial accounting and reporting for all client entities, including consolidations and inter-company reconciliations, with recommendations for process improvements.
  • Assist CPA with yearly audit requirements and enter adjusting journal entries.
  • Work with outside CPA firm for reviews, audits and corporate tax preparation.
  • Provide oversight for all areas of fix asset accounting, including cape-ex and covenant reporting and compliance with policy.
  • Prepare GAAP financial statements for consolidation.
  • Streamline reporting and transaction entries through ERP automation initiatives.
  • Enforce effective treasury management procedures, including timely receivable collections.
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance through deployment of compliant business controls and procedures for accounting and treasury.
  • Monitor payroll allocation and volume, ensuring accuracy while proactively identifying and implementing payroll process improvements.
  • Prepare and present all costing information related to inventory control for regional payroll print and delivery operations.
  • Maintain full integrity of all revenues, ensuring organization policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws and regulations, are followed.
  • Draft and implement policies and best practices to support achievement of objectives and required standards.
  • Develop procedures that ensure collections are complete and current.
  • Compile fiscal estimates and prepares fiscal reports as requested.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting procedures through observation, supervision, and testing.
  • In collaboration with other executive staff, and skilled and trusted departmental employees, develop, implement, operate, maintain, and control the essential operating systems, information, and financial business of the company.
  • Define and implement key performance indicators and strategic objectives for the division and, as appropriate, the entire organization; facilitates measurement of those objectives, reporting results to the executive team.
  • Draft business plans for new products, services, and markets.
  • Ensure availability of adequate and appropriate equipment, staffing, and systems; recommends additional staffing and services.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and organizational laws, regulations, guidelines, and best practices, including but not limited to tax laws, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), federal acquisition regulations (FAR), and cost accounting standards (CAS).
  • Facilitate implementation of new systems and major modifications of existing systems to reduce downtime.
  • Create and deliver compelling presentations effectively.
  • Train, coach and mentor staff on related processes and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, employees and customers.
  • Report and be accountable to the Parent Company in Japan.
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reporting using designated packages, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Approximately up to 25% travel required 

Competencies 

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • People Management
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Multi-tasking

Supervisory Responsibility 

  • Oversee the schedules and responsibilities of managerial staff in the department.
  • Assist to provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.  
  • Manage and oversees accounting functions.
  • Supervise and schedules staff in organization support operations.
  • Assist SGM and CFO in staffing decisions in the Finance Department.

Preferred Qualifications, Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities and Working Conditions

Previous Work Experience

  • Three to six years of relevant accounting experience 
  • Five years of management experience in accounting and/or finance with similar organization or with a major CPA firm or at least ten years of experience in a financial function of a company required

 Education and Certifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA preferred
  • CPA preferred

Experience Requirements and Preferences 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Thorough knowledge of financial and legal best practices and requirements with a proven ability to provide sound and ethical financial counsel to executive leadership.
  • Thorough understanding of and personal involvement with systems and methodologies of finance and administration.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal skills
  • State and federal tax laws
  • Property and sales tax laws
  • Computer accounting software skills
  • Project management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Focused on results
  • Mindful of deadlines
  • Able to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven strong business acumen
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications 
  • Fluency in English
  • Must pass credit and criminal background check

Additional Eligibility Qualifications 

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex data
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. List any visa requirements, H1-B sponsorship, special clearances, etc. 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

One hundred percent of the work time will be spent in an office setting where the environment is climate controlled.  

LOGISTEED America, Inc. is an equal opportunity organization. We abide by all applicable equal opportunity laws and regulations. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION – The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Information is obtained as part of an employee’s essential job functions if: (1) access to compensation information is necessary to perform that function or another routinely assigned business task, or (2) the function or duties of the position include protecting and maintaining the privacy of employee personnel records, including compensation information.

Nothing in this statement prevents LOGISTEED America, Inc. from disciplining, terminating, or otherwise taking adverse action against an applicant or employee because they have violated another workplace rule. LOGISTEED America, Inc. fully supports the above pay transparency nondiscrimination statement.

EOE/M/F/D/V 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $150k – $190k

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