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Director Finance

Company: Cartamundi East Longmeadow LLC
Location: East Longmeadow
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Join the global leader in the fast-growing playing cards and board games industry. Cartamundi's purpose is "Sharing the Magic of Playing together". A powerful purpose that drives social and interactive customer experiences with a human touch both online and in the physical world.

The Finance Director will be responsible for the management of the month-end close, presentation of the monthly financials, preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts for the East Longmeadow facility. Reporting into the VP of Finance for Board and Card Games, the successful candidate will look to drive business improvements while leading a team of 2 and Ensuring the timely and efficient processing of all financial activities.

What you'll do as a Finance Director:

Accounting, Reporting and Audit:

  • Monitor, analyze and understand actual results versus forecasted budget
  • Prepare and report out on Site financial results to internal and external stakeholders, shareholders, and financial institutions in formal meetings
  • Oversee and report out on customer margin analysis of quotes versus actual result per job
  • Understand and remain current with financial regulations and legislation, ensuring strict adherence and integrity in financial reporting
  • Strong focus on improving the complete reporting structure, the budget and controlling cycles and the internal analysis and procedures
  • Drive the month-end close process, insuring the integrity of the results while creating an efficient, repeatable process
  • Reporting and analysis of the monthly results
  • Manage internal and external audits of financial systems and practices to ensure strict adherence to compliance
  • Continually elevate the measurement system used to identify process improvements that enhance the capability for data analysis and change that are the highest priority and deliver the most ROI
  • Work collaboratively with teams to identify and analyze gaps between current and desired state
  • Develop and maintain effective global, regional and local relationships with internal and external business partners
  • Be sensitive for developing expertise in different financial and administrative domains and transfer of knowledge
  • Liaise with outside services for tax preparation, auditing, and other financial needs, as necessary
  • Propose and discuss the financial strategy and objectives with the Executive Team in order to create alignment
  • Manage and assess business risk by analyzing financial, statistical and economic data to recommend the best course of action to the organization
  • Manage the budgeting and forecasting process on time to organizational needs and schedule
  • Manage the budget of the department to ensure results are in line with the strategy of the financial plan
    Supervisory, Management:
    • Provide exemplary leadership of a team of finance professionals in daily activity of reporting and analytics, ensuring the integrity of financial reporting for cost analysis, debtors and other transactions in accordance with tax law, policies and practices
    • Develop and monitor team goals and objectives, creating an atmosphere of accountability and success so goals and objectives are achieved or exceeded in alignment with corporate objectives with a focus on collaboration and team dynamics
    • Develop individual and team growth through effective, timely coaching, performance management and recognition
    • Develop and train staff to optimize output, quality of work, continuous improvement and succession in alignment with tactical and strategic organizational goals
      We're looking for a Finance Director with:
      • BS degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred
      • 5+ years in a leadership role, overseeing a team of finance professionals
      • Direct experience overseeing the financial reporting and analysis of a high-volume manufacturing company
      • Proven success at leading and implementing change on both a small and large scale, utilizing Lean principles and success measurement tool
      • Experienced professional, supporting organizational financial success from project conception through final delivery
      • Strategic insight and execution across the entire business development lifecycle
      • Possesses a thorough understanding of contract manufacturing
      • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
      • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team environment
      • Results driven by leading team success
      • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
        Benefits a Finance Director Can Expect from Cartamundi:
        • Competitive pay
        • Climate controlled facility
        • 401(k) with company match
        • Health, dental, and vision insurance starting day one
        • HSA and FSA
        • Life insurance
        • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
        • Paid time off
        • Tuition reimbursement
        • Employee discounts on daycare, gym memberships, travel, and much more
          Physical requirements and working conditions:

          Our manufacturing Plant is comprised of enclosed office and manufacturing space. This position requires the ability to:
          • Move throughout the entire facility to attend to various issues
          • Work effectively in teams across functional groups with strong communication skills and the ability to lead
          • Perform sedentary work on various computer systems
          • This Finance Director position is located on-site in our East Longmeadow facility
            Apply today and discover the magic of making a difference at Cartamundi!

            Cartamundi does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities.

            Candidates must be 18 years old to work for Cartamundi.

            No agencies please. No sponsorship available.

            About Cartamundi:

            Cartamundi is responsible for sales and distribution of its own American household Playing Card and Games brands like BICYCLE -, BEE -, KEM -, ARISTOCRAT - and HOYLE -. Internationally, Cartamundi owns many other leading brands such as Fournier -, Shuffle -, COPAG -, Grimaud -, Color Addict - to name few.

            Next to our own brands, we are the manufacturer of excellence for our customer's nostalgic card and board games and collectable cards such as Monopoly -, Pok--mon -, UNO -, Disney, Harry Potter and Magic the Gathering -.

            A truly global company, Cartamundi is in full expansion and increasing its local presence through strategic partnerships and investments. Currently, Cartamundi operates across 23 locations (including 13 factories) throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe, with over 2500 employees, and products being sold in more than 185 countries.

            In 2020, Cartamundi celebrated its 50th anniversary starting back in 1970 when 2 Belgian families merged their Playing Cards business in the heart of Europe.

            Today, Cartamundi North America represents its largest business, with 3 Customer Design Centers, 4 large Manufacturing units and providing jobs to over 1,500 people.

            In North America, for 140 years, The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") has been the leader in the distribution and production of premier playing cards and a creator of innovative family-friendly games. Whether it is a game of blackjack on the casino floor or game night with the family our brands and products play a part.

Keywords: Cartamundi East Longmeadow LLC, Springfield , Director Finance, Executive , East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

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