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Chief Financial Officer

King & Bishop
May 25, 2022
Uxbridge, MA
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Our client, a global manufacturer of factory automation solutions, is seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer.  The CFO is to be an accomplished financial executive with unquestionable integrity, a positive reputation and demonstrated success serving as a finance leader within a global company. He/she will possess strong operational finance and commercial skills, as well as broad finance and accounting experience with reporting, financial systems and internal controls.


  • Drive the financial performance of the business to support improvements in value creation.
  • Deliver sustainable improvements in the business’ cash generation.
  • Partner with the president to develop the strategy for the business and align it with the corporate strategy. Prioritize actions and investments and establish KPIs to track implementation progress.
  • Support the decision-making process in the business by providing thoughtful and proactive financial information.
  • Collaborate with site controllers to lead consolidation of financials, ensuring compliance with regulatory and local statutory requirements.
  • Manage the FP&A and Business Process Improvement functions to optimize key business processes and workflows
  • Lead the procurement team which is responsible for the process of evaluating suppliers, conducting interviews with vendors, negotiating supplier agreements and managing supplier and vendor contracts.
  • Steer and monitor the processes of the transport of the goods from the supplier to/ into he company as well as warehouse- – incoming goods area, proper booking of incoming goods, proper storing etc.
  • Liaise regularly with the corporate finance team (including tax and treasury); interface with senior management, external auditors and the audit committee.
  • Top-grade and build-out the division's finance and accounting team.
  • Drive standardization of finance and accounting processes to provide consistent data across business units.
  • Coordinate with internal audit to harmonize and drive continuous improvement in finance and internal control processes to promote a strong internal control environment.
  • Provide guidance, training and support for site controllers to ensure that reporting and compliance objectives are achieved, including supporting talent development and organizational design initiatives.
  • Assess the existing finance and accounting team and build and recruit as necessary.
  • Execute a redesign of the finance and accounting organization to better address reporting and control requirements, resulting in a strong internal control environment.
  • Actively participate in the design and implementation of effective internal management reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes to support decision-making for the division.
  • Improve the business partnering approach by implementing financial metrics to help drive business decisions across the division.



  • 15+ years in finance leadership roles with a strong controllership focus
  • Early accounting and auditing experience is preferred.
  • Solid year-end closing experience, strong controlling and process background is desirable.
  • CPA is a plus.
  • Experience in a multinational industrial manufacturing company.
  • Leading a team in a manufacturing company is preferred.
  • Experience with SAP and IT ERP systems a plus
  • Proficiency with IT change management initiatives (process standardization, etc.) is a benefit
  • Cross-functional initiative experience helpful
  • A good understanding of taxes, finance and legal issues (contract law, commercial law, some labor law) as well as some experience in purchasing would be helpful.
  • Knowledge of material flow and workflow handling in a discreet manufacturing environment.
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a related discipline.


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