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Head of Finance

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Management > Financial

Status: Expired

Aker Solutions Inc. is seeking a Head of Finance for our USA operations to join our team in Mobile, AL. The ideal candidate is a...

Job Details

Location: United States > Alabama

Salary: USD145000 - USD196000 per annum, Benefits: competitive benefits package

Working Locations: Office

Posted: 15/12/2017 13:30:51

Expires: 12/01/2018 13:30:51

Key Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Business, with Accounting or Finance being preferred
CPA and/or MBA preferred
Minimum 7-10 years of Accounting/Finance experience
3-5 years of managerial experience
Excellent written and verbal communication as well as excellent listening skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with excellent attention to detail
Advanced Excel skills
Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office, ERP systems, etc. High aptitude for learning new systems. Experience with SAP and Oracle HFM is an advantage but not a requirement

The successful candidate would possess the ability to:
Present ideas successfully with strong negotiation and persuasion skills
Translate the numbers into a ‘business story’
Produce workable solutions to problems
Speak up, to challenge where necessary, and to participate in the decision process
Continuously adapt to changing business needs
Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to take on responsibility
Work to deadlines and to be self-reliant with excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to work to deadlines
Establish excellent working relationships across the global organization
Prioritize and work with multiple levels of management

Job Description

Aker Solutions Inc. is seeking a Head of Finance for our USA operations to join our team in Mobile, AL. The ideal candidate is a self-starter that enjoys working in a fast paced, matrixed environment, has strong business acumen, practices excellent communication and listening skills, possesses a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and has a superior finance/accounting foundation. The role is accountable for supporting the USA Country Manager and BU leadership team, providing insight and analysis to enhance profitability and cash flow performance of operations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Partnering with Country Manager, local leadership and Headquarters to align financial reporting & analysis to business strategy
  • Developing and continuously improving financial management reporting of relevant business results and strategic updates
  • Building, managing, and communicating the annual budget and periodic forecasts; closely aligning with operational counterparts (business unit leaders, business development, project directors, department managers, etc.) in order to develop forward looking financial views
  • Analyzing performance against financial plans to provide value-added commentary encompassing past, present, and future performance
  • Providing accounting judgement and application in accordance with company policy and IFRS
  • Participating in financial reviews to provide proactive, timely insight to leading indicators, enabling the establishment and management of provisions where necessary
  • Preparing ad-hoc financial analyses for capital investment, pricing decisions, working capital and cash flow projections, contract negotiations, break-even analysis, etc.
  • Staffing and developing talented finance/accounting professionals ensuring business needs are met
  • Managing the day-to-day activities of direct reports
  • Supporting audits as necessary (internal, external and client audits)
  • Serving as a liaison between the business and other corporate functional finance teams such as the Finance Solutions Center, Business Controlling, Corporate Accounting, treasury, tax, etc.
  • Providing M&A support for opportunities pursued in the relevant business, including operational due diligence, integration activities and purchase accounting
  • Acting as Treasurer of the Aker Solutions Inc. legal entity and having the associated fiduciary, ethics, and compliance responsibility.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, with Accounting or Finance being preferred
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years of Accounting/Finance experience
  • 3-5 years of managerial experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as excellent listening skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office, ERP systems, etc. High aptitude for learning new systems. Experience with SAP and Oracle HFM is an advantage but not a requirement

NES Advantage is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing services. 



Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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