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North America Surfactants Finance Manager

Company: Stepan Company
Location: Skokie
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Finance Manager - North America Surfactants supports the North America Surfactants business. This position reports to the Global Finance Director, Business Units & Procurement and is responsible for driving financial performance improvements by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends and recommending actions to management. This position also owns all North America related reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting and financial projections. In addition, this role will be instrumental in providing finance support to the VP & GM and the business management/ marketing organization and provide various ad-hoc analyses.
Other Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Monthly Margin Review & Improvement Meetings with North America Business Managers
  • Proactively identify opportunities for margin improvements and investigate root causes for changes in unit margins
  • Provide Monthly Margin Variance Analysis & Corrective Actions Support to Business Managers
  • Take ownership of full North America P&L. Analyze monthly, quarterly and annual results against budget, forecast and prior period(s) to ensure variance drivers are fully understood, making recommendations for actions, and updating forecasting methodology to reduce variance to expectations.
  • Serve as a member of the North America GSOC Team and provide Monthly Finance Updates, explain variance drivers and formulate corrective actions
  • Own maintenance & updates of Cost Models on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Oversee the continuous automation and improvement of cost models to ensure accuracy and timely updates
  • Provide weekly and monthly Forecast Updates for North America
  • Own the Preparation of Quarterly Profit Projections Input, Statement Review, and Adjustments for the North America Surfactants BusinessQualifications
    • 3-5 years of experience working in FP&A or similar finance function, ideally including experience at the Senior Financial Analyst level
    • Experience operating in an international/ global business environment required
    • Experience with BPC, SAP, Business Warehouse and Business Objects (or its equivalents) preferred
    • Experience working in manufacturing environment preferred
    • Experienced with complex financial modeling
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and continuous process improvement mindset
    • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint is required with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and multiple departments within a matrix environmentEducationBachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field#LI-KB1#LI-HYBRIDEstablished in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. -Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Stepan Company, Skokie , North America Surfactants Finance Manager, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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