Finance Manager / Controller

Location: Verona, USA

Post date: 24 August 2022
Close date: 23 September 2022

Waikato Milking Systems USA LLC is looking for an experienced, confident, and reliable Finance Manager/Controller who will manage daily financial activities and provide financial direction to senior management in the US and in New Zealand on current activities and future strategic plans from our office in Verona, WI.

This role will be a key player in developing, influencing, and advancing the US operations and work very closely with counterparts at the global headquarters in New Zealand. WMS is a global dairy equipment manufacturer and supplier committed to solving farmer’s unique challenges.

The Finance Manager/Controller will be responsible for assuring accuracy, timeliness, and controls in:
• Payroll
• AR, debt collection and AP
• Cash flow and working capital management
• Budgeting and Forecasting
• Monthly and annual (3/31 year-end) close
• Management reporting and forecasting
• Vehicle lease schedules and asset management
• Audit liaison and tax schedule preparation
• The coordination and support of local HR activities
• Projects to grow the NAM business and the global WMS business
• Proactively involved in operational management e.g., inventory control (standard costing)

If you are someone who
• Is a strong leader who leads from the front
• Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Is happy to be ‘hands on’ in the detail but can equally shift to provide higher level financial analysis to support overall strategic initiatives for the US
• Is effective at developing, enhancing, and maintaining positive business relationships internally and externally
• Can be successful in a small team
• Liaise with other global team members in a variety of specialties
• Drives for opportunities to advance and transform business processes to produce effective outcomes
• Has a solid understanding of accounting principles and working knowledge of statutory regulations
• Is a proficient user of financial software and has been an active member of an ERP upgrade
• Has a BS in Accounting or Finance with a CPA/CFA certificate as a plus
• Five (5) years’ experience as a Controller/Financial Manager
• Previous experience or understanding of dairy farming or the dairy equipment industry may be advantageous