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Country Finance Head - West

Company: CEVA Logistics
Location: Torrance
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

YOUR ROLE This role acts as the finance business partner for the North America West region, covering the entire West Coast of the US, as well as Texas. Responsible to provide leadership, guidance and advice to Country Managing Director and regional Product and business unit management teams on existing business, forecasts and budget, and monthly operating results for Freight Management stations and Contract Logistics contracts. Makes recommendations based on analysis and interpretation of statistics of current and future operations. Ensures compliance with corporate objectives, policies, and procedures, ISO guidelines and other regulatory requirements. Models and acts in accordance with our guiding principles and core values. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

  • Responsible for ensuring the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, and validity of all accounting transactions for the Region are recorded and reported in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Prepares annual budget and monthly forecasts for the region in conjunction with the Country Managing Director and by partnering with regional Product leadership, station, and contract management.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and financial advice to regional and business unit management teams on existing business, forecast and budget, and monthly operating results regarding station, financial, operating and system issues.
  • Coordinate the monthly preparation of the Region's management business review and participates in presentation to the North America CEO and CFO.
  • Directs the monthly business unit reviews within the Region sharing monthly results with a strong focus on areas weakness and strengths.
  • Provides recommendations based on analysis and interpretation of statistics of current and future operation.
  • Develops and implements cost reduction initiatives.
  • Drive daily focus with operations to post and close shipment files, billing and accurate and complete cost and revenue accruals and/or recognition.
  • Implement, document, and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Follow up with the Finance shared services to ensure that regional AP, AR, billing services are executed properly and resolve escalations and exceptions.
  • Comply with all statutory reporting requirements and internal control mechanisms.
  • Assisting with pricing decisions and overall economic evaluation on new customer/project bids
  • Able to put together CAPEX investment assessments on new investments or business opportunities
  • Develops operational financial tools by product, carrier, and vendor
  • Utilizes superior communications skills to motivate staff; and develops effective working relationships with peers, executives, and clients.
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technology changes and innovations through formal or informal study, reading business and professional publications, networking, and participation in professional organizations. WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?Education & Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
    • MBA preferred.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Experience
      • Minimum ten years related experience.
      • Minimum 7 years industry experience.
      • Minimum 5 years supervisory or managerial experience required. Role has limited number of direct reports, but requires strong influencing and communication skills to achieve desired outcomes with various stakeholders, notably with regional process teams (PTP, OTC, RTR) and fellow country Management team members Specialist Knowledge & Skills
        • Computer literate. Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific software applications including ERP systems such as JDE (Oracle) and Freight Management and Transportation Management systems.
        • Demonstrated success in working in a matrix organization
        • Experienced in financial management (P&L's, Balance Sheets, forecasting and budgets) to effectuate return on investment.
        • Excellent planning, time management, collaboration, decision making, organization, presentation and negotiating skills.
        • Demonstrated success in problem solving through use of data and information metrics and improvement to performance process.
        • Proficient in project management methodologies with a focus on managing solution driven strategy plans to achieve goals.
        • Manages complex or emotional customer situations promptly and professionally meeting commitments for service and assistance.
        • Maintains stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.
        • Uses appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team and facilitates the completion of team goals
        • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Interpersonal & Communication Skills
          • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
          • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multi-functional and diverse backgrounds.
          • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
          • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, customers, and vendors. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER?With a genuine culture of recognition, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a benefits package with a focus on your wellbeing. This includes competitive Paid Time Off, 401(k), health insurance and an employee benefits platform that offers discounts on gym memberships and a diverse range of retail, travel, car, and hospitality brands, including important offerings like pet insurance.We are a team in every sense, and we support each other and work collaboratively to achieve our goals together.It is our goal that you will be compensated for your hard work and commitment, so if you would like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then let's work together to help you find your new role.ABOUT TOMORROWWe value your professional and personal growth. That's why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. This role can be the first step on your career path with us. You can stay in the same job family, find a new family to grow in (an almost limitless number of options) or find your own path. Join CEVA for a challenging and rewarding career.

Keywords: CEVA Logistics, Torrance , Country Finance Head - West, Accounting, Auditing , Torrance, California

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