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VP Finance

Company: Airgas Inc
Location: Appleton
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

ARE YOU READY TO LEAD A PASSIONATE AND HARD-WORKING TEAM EAGER TO DRIVE OUR BUSINESS FORWARD?

MOVE YOUR CAREER FORWARD WITH AIRGAS AS A VP OF FINANCE IN OUR NORTH CENTRAL REGION! THIS PERSON WILL BE BASED AT OUR APPLETON, WI REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:

The Vice President (VP) of Finance is responsible for providing business support and financial leadership to Airgass Regional Company management team and Field organization. This position will provide leadership within the organization to develop and help drive continuous operational improvements and expand profitability. The VP Finance will be responsible for Regional Company budgeting and forecasting, pricing analysis, customer and segment profitability, capital expenditures, acquisition analysis and due diligence, inventory management, cylinder/asset management, certain compliance related activities, and other ad hoc analyses. The VP of Finance will closely interact with the Division Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function to provide analyses and insight related to Regional Company financial trends.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Reports and analyzes financial and operating metrics, such as same-store sales, gross margins, operating expenses, asset utilization, capital expenditures, etc.

* Utilizes various business reports and metrics to evaluate, interpret, and provide critical information in support of strategic and operating decisions.

* Manages product price increase processes and provides support and analysis for sales and marketing related to customer price realization (i.e., measurement of periodic price increases and other pricing initiatives designed to enhance profitability).

* Manages the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes, working closely with Division finance support teams.

* Provides leadership for inventory control and cylinder control groups.

* Manages local compensation programs to include gainsharing & various commission programs.

* Works closely with the Division finance support teams to better understand historical financial results, trends and validate forecast assumptions.

* Performs extensive financial modeling in support of the Division as well as Corporate FP&A.

* Builds strong relationships with the Division management teams.

* Responsible for compliance of Company policies and procedures at the local level, evaluate and provide feedback for continuous improvement opportunities.

* Provides leadership for acquisition due diligence and integration.

* Coordinates field audit activities regarding internal controls, SOP compliance and SOX compliance, as needed.

* Other projects/initiatives as assigned.

* The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

ARE YOU READY TO LEAD A PASSIONATE AND HARD-WORKING TEAM EAGER TO DRIVE OUR BUSINESS FORWARD?

MOVE YOUR CAREER FORWARD WITH AIRGAS AS A VP OF FINANCE IN OUR NORTH CENTRAL REGION! THIS PERSON WILL BE BASED AT OUR APPLETON, WI REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:

The Vice President (VP) of Finance is responsible for providing business support and financial leadership to Airgass Regional Company management team and Field organization. This position will provide leadership within the organization to develop and help drive continuous operational improvements and expand profitability. The VP Finance will be responsible for Regional Company budgeting and forecasting, pricing analysis, customer and segment profitability, capital expenditures, acquisition analysis and due diligence, inventory management, cylinder/asset management, certain compliance related activities, and other ad hoc analyses. The VP of Finance will closely interact with the Division Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function to provide analyses and insight related to Regional Company financial trends.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Reports and analyzes financial and operating metrics, such as same-store sales, gross margins, operating expenses, asset utilization, capital expenditures, etc.

* Utilizes various business reports and metrics to evaluate, interpret, and provide critical information in support of strategic and operating decisions.

* Manages product price increase processes and provides support and analysis for sales and marketing related to customer price realization (i.e., measurement of periodic price increases and other pricing initiatives designed to enhance profitability).

* Manages the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes, working closely with Division finance support teams.

* Provides leadership for inventory control and cylinder control groups.

* Manages local compensation programs to include gainsharing & various commission programs.

* Works closely with the Division finance support teams to better understand historical financial results, trends and validate forecast assumptions.

* Performs extensive financial modeling in support of the Division as well as Corporate FP&A.

* Builds strong relationships with the Division management teams.

* Responsible for compliance of Company policies and procedures at the local level, evaluate and provide feedback for continuous improvement opportunities.

* Provides leadership for acquisition due diligence and integration.

* Coordinates field audit activities regarding internal controls, SOP compliance and SOX compliance, as needed.

* Other projects/initiatives as assigned.

* The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE:

* Undergraduate Business or Finance degree required. Post-graduate Business or Finance education, such as an MBA or advanced university/executive training preferred.

* Minimum of 10 years of increasing successful leadership responsibility in senior financial or accounting roles to include prior experience in managing departments and cross-functional teams.

* Prior experience with SAP or other ERP system for financial planning purposes.

* Versatility to function effectively in a fast paced and changing business environment.

* Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations, demonstrating tact and diplomacy.

* Excellent leadership, motivational and project management skills.

* Must possess strong analytical skills & ability to leverage a wide variety of data.

* Financial acumen for analysis, development and articulating metrics utilized by business professionals when developing budgets & plans, considering capital equipment purchases, and developing pricing guidelines.

* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others and to create cross-functional alignment.

* Must possess excellent communication skills, especially in the development of actions plans and to ensure accountability and follow through.

* Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

* Occasional regional travel (up to 25% of work time), minimal overnight travel.

* Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this positions responsibilities.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability

Keywords: Airgas Inc, Appleton , VP Finance, Executive , Appleton, Wisconsin

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