Sr. Director, Finance - Manufacturing Operations

Accounting and Finance Fremont, California


Position: Sr. Director, Operational Accounting
Reports to: Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Location: Fremont, CA

The Opportunity:

The Sr. Director, Operational Accounting is responsible for providing financial leadership to the Manufacturing and Spares Logistics organizations through a partnership focused on operational excellence. This position is responsible for driving financial processes, policies and procedures across all manufacturing and distribution entities to optimize the Company’s operational efficiency and cost effectiveness. This position has two direct reports, two dotted line reports at international locations, and reports directly to the Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.


Worldwide Inventory and Cost Accounting

  • Partner with Sales, Service and Manufacturing to develop and maintain inventory forecasts and optimize working capital
  • Understand all inventory flows between suppliers, depots, consignment locations and manufacturing plants
  • Analyze and validate all inventory transactions in SAP
  • Lead and complete monthly accounting close process
  • Ensure accuracy of actual results and prepare analysis / reports in order to communicate to management
  • Lead standard setting process for both Fremont, CA and Dornstadt, Germany manufacturing locations
Finance Operations
  • Develop and manage all aspects of monthly, quarterly and annual expense forecasts in conjunction with business partners
  • Establish and maintain metrics to drive operational excellence
  • Conduct analysis and develop insights that improve the quality of decision making
  • Proactively drive financial performance for compliance with the company’s quarterly and strategic objectives
  • Provide financial guidance and support for new initiatives (pricing changes, coverage models, etc.)
Systems / Data Structure / Process Improvement
  • Demonstrated expert on SAP
  • Work closely with operations and IT on system enhancements post SAP Hana go-live (February 2017)
  • Own G/L data structure and ensure appropriate level of detail and integrity in account, department, region, legal entity coding
  • Establish best practices in the areas of support, manufacturing and inventory control
  • A minimum of 12 years of strong accounting experience
  • Experience with semiconductor capital equipment manufacturing and manufacturing/spares inventory management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant or MBA preferred
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as work independently
  • Excellent analytical and business support skills
  • Advanced Excel and modeling capabilities
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing operations, inventory and cost accounting
  • Confident, self motivated and energetic individual with the highest degree of ethics
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; able to prioritize appropriately and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with personnel throughout the company as well as external vendors and professional services firms
  • Any additoinal responsibilties assigned

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Successful completion of required Safety training.
  • Remain informed about safety and health regulations affecting the operations of supervision.
  • Ensure each employee is able to safely complete each task to which he/she is assigned.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents that have occurred; identify the corrective action necessary to prevent a similar accident from occurring.
  • Ensure equipment and machines are maintained in safe operating condition.
  • Report to the Safety Officer any unsafe or unhealthy condition which cannot be corrected.
  • Follow all safety and health regulations and work practices, including personal protective equipment where applicable.