CEVA Logistics, USA

Finance Operations Manager – Memphis – USA

Job Overview

Your role

Are you known for your logistics engineering expertise? Are you passionate about identifying and delivering operational solutions? If so, we have an opportunity that would allow you to provide professional logistics and transportation engineering functions, collect and analyze data, recommend solutions and assist with developing reports, proposals and related information.

What are you going to do?

Accountable for implementing and directing the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities of the USA including designing and building a forecast model consistent with the requirements of Americas Region, establishing financial metrics to continually monitor the business performance and evaluate accuracy of the forecasts. Models and acts in accordance with our guiding principles and core values.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the annual budget, quarterly forecasting and long term strategic planning process for the entire Americas region.  Establish and communicate Americas forecasting policies including review and verification of compliance.
  • Coordinate the monthly preparation of the Americas management business reviews and participate in presentations to Americas CEO and CFO.
  • Communicate results to Senior Management and Global finance, including responses to requests for analysis.
  • Identify and understand significant issues and proactively communicate them.
  • Work with the business functions within the Region to evaluate the financial impact of decisions and to effectively analyse the impact on the forecasts.
  • Continually design and build financial and statistical reports/ models to analyse the business performance and import the forecasting process.
  • Critically appraise and assess investment (CAPEX) submissions from the business units to ensure that the proposal is in line with GHO corporate and division policy and fits into the strategic direct of the Americas.  Liaise with Commercial Finance Manager on financial analysis needs for CAPEX process.
  • Other projects as determined by the business need and/or management.
  • Perform research and analysis to provide management with both financial and non-financial data and recommendations for use in setting and realizing profit objectives and to determine present and future financial performance.
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls at the direction of the US Corporate Finance.
  • Perform post investment reviews on investment decisions, identifying and understanding reasons for any deviations from initial submission.
  • Utilize superior communication skills to motivate staff and develop effective working relationships with peers, executives and clients.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technology changes and innovations through formal or informal study, reading business and professional publications, networking and participation in professional organization

What are we looking for?

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Experienced in financial management (P&L’s, Balance Sheets, forecasting and budgets) to effectuate return on investment.
  • Proficient in project management methodologies with a focus on managing solution driven strategy plans to achieve goals and demonstrated success in problem solving through use of data and information metrics and improvement to performance process.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific software applications.
  • Capable of communicating and interacting effectively with multi-functional and diverse backgrounds and effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Manage complex or emotional customer situations promptly and professionally meeting commitments for service and assistance and maintains stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.
  • Excellent planning, time management, collaboration, decision making, organization, presentation and negotiating skills and uses appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team and facilitate the completion of team goals.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 5-7 years in progressively responsible roles in a similar environment
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory or managerial experience
  • MBA
  • Minimum 3 years industry experience
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant) or CFM (Certified Financial Manager)

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