Finance Manager


Clarklake, MI

Industry: Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 3 days ago

  by    Michelle Trame

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Finance Manager

Reports to: CEO/President

Summary: Plans and directs financial activities of the organization by analyzing data and reporting to senior managers with advice on profit-optimization and determining necessary costs to reduce expenditures within the organization.


  • Leads all core financial planning and analysis processes to ensure predictability, accountability and high performance for a small $25MM (~100 employees) automotive metal stamping company.
  • Delivering value added business analysis that supports the leadership team in identification of opportunities to improve revenue, profits, cash and overall business goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting, operating, plan, and modeling tools.
  • Oversee financial department employees, including financial assistants, accountants and Controller.
  • Perform quarterly and monthly financial reporting.
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in business programs as well as new projects.
  • Support strategic initiatives.
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes.
  • Prepare presentations to Management Team.
  • Prepare/Maintain all department monthly budgets.
  • Recommend to upper management the best practices for saving on dollars spent on a monthly basis.
  • Provide company's financial institution reports as required.
  • Accountable for the year end audit and physical inventory.
  • Facilitate the maintenance of lowest possible inventory.
  • Supervises, verifies and analyzes the monthly balance sheet, income statements and financial statements.
  • Maintain daily financial responsibilities.
  • Submit financial statements to owners.
  • Establish, or recommend to management, major economic objectives and policies for company.
  • Prepare reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Direct preparation of budgets.
  • Arrange for audits of company's accounts.
  • Oversee reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Interface with other departments to meet DSC goals.
  • Provide cost justification for expenditures.
  • Generate weekly reports to President on goals and activities.
  • Commits to the implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of Quality and Environmental Management systems.
  • MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Oversee all A/R and A/P operations.
  • Manage all cash activities.
  • Oversee payroll activities.
  • Manage all bank accounts and credit card accounts.
  • Monthly QOS reports.


  • Must have automotive manufacturing experience.
  • Strong accounting background with minimum 5 years-experience as related to above indicated responsibilities
  • Experience working with Visual or similar
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • CPApreferred

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Finance, Accounting or related field from four-year college or university; or 5+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.