Director Finance
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description

Company West Coast Energy Systems

Name Director Finance

Req # 64433

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

GENERAC - It's a challenge, and an invitation. Most importantly, it's an opportunity to join an industry leader. There's never been a better time to work at Generac. We're shaping the market and investing in new companies and new technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.

Energy Systems is looking for a Finance Director so support and oversee budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analyzing the financial performance of the Energy Systems Business Group. The Finance Director - Energy Systems will report to the Sr. Director Finance of the Generac C&I Domestic business group, and will serve as a trusted strategic business partner with the leaders of the Business Group.

  • Provide financial oversight of the business group including budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analyzing the financial performance of all products, channels, and customers
  • Serve as a trusted strategic business partner for business group leaders on issues such as customer and product profitability (pricing, gross margin, and operating expense analysis) and long range planning (market and competitor analysis),
  • Design and direct the work of the functional area. Select, coach and develop the team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team. Manage organizational talent through performance management, succession planning and development.
  • Provide accounting oversight for budgeting, reconciling, reporting, and analyzing variances for key areas such as rebate, discount, promotion, and special pricing programs, cost of goods sold, and operating and capital expenses.
  • Lead the financial planning and analysis for the Long Range Plan, the Budget, and periodic forecast updates.
  • Continuously improve financial models and reporting & analysis tools to better direct and evaluate the commercial team's financial planning and performance.
  • Responsible for integrating the Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) cycle results into the financial model for Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash forecasts
  • Report and Analyze financial results compared to plans. Generate and Deliver high-level presentations with clear explanations.
  • Lead the control environment for the business group including conformance to Generac policies and continuous improvement of processes
  • Create, direct, and communicate ad-hoc analysis and projects as needed on customers, products, or strategies to project the financial results, and other duties as assigned

Minimal Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of combined Accounting, Finance and/or budgeting/forecasting experience, and 2+ years at Finance Manager, or equal level with prior supervisory experience
  • ERP and/or Business Intelligence reporting experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA designation
  • Master's degree

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to develop deep understanding of the fast-growing Energy Systems business, and then apply it to a broad range of financial responsibilities (accounting, planning and analysis, control, and process improvement)
  • Skill to network across the organization to develop broad business understanding, communicate issues, and build consensus
  • Ability to communicate complex financial matters both via writing and presentations in front of executive management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as project management and organizational skills
  • Business Intelligence and ERP system skills to obtain actionable data
  • Advanced Excel skills

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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