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VP/Director of Finance

Spokane, WA, USA | Robert Half International

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Our well-established and highly respected aerospace manufacturer company is seeking a solid hands on Director of Finance / Controller professional to the team who is analytical, technical and enjoys the cyclical accounting process . This role will report to the CFO out of state.

Position Director of Finance / Controller


Finance and Accounting


Experience with more than 1 ERP Accounting System - Preferably 1 full implementation if less experience.

Manufacturing Operation background.

History of Cost Accounting role at some point in career

Demonstrate COGS Section of Income Statement (Over/Under Absorption)

Transactions other than COS – Slow Inventory, Forward Loss Analysis, Lower of Cost or Market

Understanding of MRP from a scheduling / GL effect to Transaction stream

Understanding of more than 1 costing method

Auditing Experience is a plus

Clear philosophy about inventory and job costing

• Focus on Keeping Stockrooms 100% accurate / Test Transaction streams for Costing Accuracy

• Focus on Accuracy of Transaction stream for Job Costing and emphasize process accuracy /

Cycle Counts for Stockroom accuracy

History working in Multi-company / Matrix Supervision with dotted lines

Treasury Background

Importance of Cash Flow - Solutions of A/R collections & Inventory reduction schemes

Budget Preparation

Capital Investment Analysis

Continuous Improvement methods

Process Mapping


Demonstrated supervisory experience

Management / Project management skills. Demonstrated background of meeting deadlines, Process Mapping

Personal Characteristics:

Ability to operate as a "KEY" member of a diversified Management Team

Chief Advisor to company President on 0perational and Financial issues.

Problem Solver not a Score Keeper approach

View of Role as Service Position first

Model personal obligation of Fiduciary duty to protect stockholder's investment

Obligation of subordinate development (nurturing)

Ownership of every problem detected & obligation to offer solutions

Cop when necessary - no fear to act

Full Disclosure at earliest possible point

Integrity - High Moral Standard - Sense of Fairness

Provide training to all other managers on Key Measures and Profit Motive

Work Ethic - understanding that your paycheck comes from output of production workers, Lead by example

Other requirements:

5 Years plus in Accounting Leadership Role (Controller or above)

Job Costing - Aerospace Background should receive preference

Manufacturing as emphasis in job history - Multiple Industry exposure a plus

CPA preferred, MBA is a plus

College Grade Point average of no less than 3.0+

Willingness to travel

Upward mobility is available for the person who is looking to climb the corporate ladder with time and tenure.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits and located in a central location!

Interviews will take place by the week of 11/18 in Spokane, WA


Cost - Basis,

Cost - Direct,

Cost - Job,

Cost - Process,

Cost - Product Development,

Cost - Standard,

Cost Accounting,

Cost Allocation,

Cost Analysis,

Cost Centers,

Cost Control,

Annual Financial Reporting,

Corporate Financial Planning,

External Financial Reports,

Financial Analysis,

Financial Analytics,

Financial Audits,

Financial Management,

Financial Reconciliation,

Financial Statement Preparation,

Monthly Financial Close,

Monthly Financial Reporting,

Monthly Financials,

Aerospace Industry,


MS Excel,

CPA, CPA Designation,

MBA, Comparable ERP,


Global Manufacturing

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 888.490.5461 for additional information.

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