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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 161,000 employees in 78 countries and annual sales of almost €43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Regional Finance Director
thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp,
Location Lombard

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation is seeking a Regional Finance Director for its Lombard, IL office. Serves as a business partner, advisor, and key contributor to the Regional President and Region leadership team in the development of long-range strategies and short-term goals through sound business insight and synthesized financial information, collaborating collectively across other finance departments.  This is accomplished by providing financial reporting, business analysis, insight, recommendations, plans and forecasts. Responsible for backlog reviews and reducing working capital.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Serve as a business partner and trusted advisor to the Regional President and Regional leadership to drive business results as well as long term strategic plans
  • Gain understanding of financial and non-financial business drivers and provide insight to Regional Leadership on how to optimize performance
  • Oversees the accounting operations of branches and overall region, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures; Ensures adherence to policies, procedures and controls, as well as GAAP and IFRS to ensure complete and accurate financial records
  • Partner with the BU Finance teams and Shared Services to ensure global architecture is executed at local and regional levels
  • Ensures distribution of monthly accounting reports throughout region, providing insights and support for Branch Managers. Provide leadership and governance for timely and accurate financial reports and analysis to support better business decision making and overall regional strategies. Present monthly financial results to the region, with an understanding of key variances to measure performance
  • Provides a set of key management reports and other KPIs easily understood by financial and non-financial personnel; creates presentations summarizing results of analyses to present to senior management
  • Build financial acumen within the region through participation and active involvement to ensure adequate financial/operational reporting from these systems to allow branches/districts/region to effectively use solid information to run the business.
  • In conjunction with regional operations, oversees periodic reviews of backlog (NI, MOD and Repair) and job performance (Service) to ensure financial completeness and accuracy; ensure that the Region is capturing all annual revenue opportunities in all lines of business including pricing/rates and business cases on investment proposals with a clear demonstration of ROI
  • Provides timely, complete and accurate budget information; leads annual budgeting planning; investigates variances from the budget; works with branches/region to get back to budget and reports significant issues to management
  • Provides timely and accurate forecasting information; supporting rationale for variances from previous forecasts; works with regional leadership and branches for plans
  • Direct oversight and responsibility for managing all working capital performance metrics: overseeing periodic reviews of aged receivables in conjunction with branch operations and shared service support.
  • Collaborates and ensure timely flow of documentation and information between Regions and all Corporate finance departments
  • Support all financial audits; coordinates information to all internal and external auditors for all financial audits of the region resulting in zero audit adjustments or findings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Your profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required, Master’s in Accounting or Business Administration a plus
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) highly preferred
  • 8+ years of experience for a major company or division of a large corporation with dispersed operations
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and IFRS
  • Must be very well organized, have a high energy level, strong work ethic, acute attention to detail and be very process oriented
  • Experience in either construction or service industry. POC accounting is a plus
  • Demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude; must be motivated, goal oriented and proactive
  • Ability to identify, own, understand, supervise and delegate all accounting tasks to ensure accurate completion under strict timelines with minimal guidance; ability to react well under pressure and willing to accept responsibility
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; must be able to address business challenges and provide solutions
  • Must be team oriented and have the ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required; experience with Oracle a plus
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work and collaborate with employees and customers within and outside the regional office
  • Must be able to and willing to work additional hours when necessary
  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are normally Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Work of more than eight (8) hours a day is commonly expected
  • Travel50-75% Travel is expected
About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation is seeking a Regional Finance Director for its Lombard, IL office. Serves as a business partner, advisor, and key contributor to the Regional President and Region leadership team in the development of long-range strategies and short-term goals through sound business insight and synthesized financial information, collaborating collectively across other finance departments.  This is accomplished by providing financial reporting, business analysis, insight, recommendations, plans and forecasts. Responsible for backlog reviews and reducing working capital.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Serve as a business partner and trusted advisor to the Regional President and Regional leadership to drive business results as well as long term strategic plans
  • Gain understanding of financial and non-financial business drivers and provide insight to Regional Leadership on how to optimize performance
  • Oversees the accounting operations of branches and overall region, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures; Ensures adherence to policies, procedures and controls, as well as GAAP and IFRS to ensure complete and accurate financial records
  • Partner with the BU Finance teams and Shared Services to ensure global architecture is executed at local and regional levels
  • Ensures distribution of monthly accounting reports throughout region, providing insights and support for Branch Managers. Provide leadership and governance for timely and accurate financial reports and analysis to support better business decision making and overall regional strategies. Present monthly financial results to the region, with an understanding of key variances to measure performance
  • Provides a set of key management reports and other KPIs easily understood by financial and non-financial personnel; creates presentations summarizing results of analyses to present to senior management
  • Build financial acumen within the region through participation and active involvement to ensure adequate financial/operational reporting from these systems to allow branches/districts/region to effectively use solid information to run the business.
  • In conjunction with regional operations, oversees periodic reviews of backlog (NI, MOD and Repair) and job performance (Service) to ensure financial completeness and accuracy; ensure that the Region is capturing all annual revenue opportunities in all lines of business including pricing/rates and business cases on investment proposals with a clear demonstration of ROI
  • Provides timely, complete and accurate budget information; leads annual budgeting planning; investigates variances from the budget; works with branches/region to get back to budget and reports significant issues to management
  • Provides timely and accurate forecasting information; supporting rationale for variances from previous forecasts; works with regional leadership and branches for plans
  • Direct oversight and responsibility for managing all working capital performance metrics: overseeing periodic reviews of aged receivables in conjunction with branch operations and shared service support.
  • Collaborates and ensure timely flow of documentation and information between Regions and all Corporate finance departments
  • Support all financial audits; coordinates information to all internal and external auditors for all financial audits of the region resulting in zero audit adjustments or findings
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Your profile
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required, Master’s in Accounting or Business Administration a plus
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) highly preferred
  • 8+ years of experience for a major company or division of a large corporation with dispersed operations
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and IFRS
  • Must be very well organized, have a high energy level, strong work ethic, acute attention to detail and be very process oriented
  • Experience in either construction or service industry. POC accounting is a plus
  • Demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude; must be motivated, goal oriented and proactive
  • Ability to identify, own, understand, supervise and delegate all accounting tasks to ensure accurate completion under strict timelines with minimal guidance; ability to react well under pressure and willing to accept responsibility
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; must be able to address business challenges and provide solutions
  • Must be team oriented and have the ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required; experience with Oracle a plus
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work and collaborate with employees and customers within and outside the regional office
  • Must be able to and willing to work additional hours when necessary
  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are normally Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Work of more than eight (8) hours a day is commonly expected
  • Travel50-75% Travel is expected