Vice President of Finance
Company: Olam Americas Inc
Posted on: April 8, 2021
We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food
ingredients, feed and fiber to over 19,800 customers who
range--from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run
businesses. Each customer depends on us to provide goods and
services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the
required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate
and create new opportunities. Established in 1989, and now listed
on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal,
and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of
our businesses such as--Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Edible Nuts and
Spices. As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates,
and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate
over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation
centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our
customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide
support services including risk management solutions and
agri-logistics.-- Position Summary Reporting to the Senior Vice
President of Finance, the Vice President of Finance provides the
full scope of financial leadership and support to the US operations
including controllership function, financial reporting, operational
analysis, and systems support across the US region of Olam for our
Edible Nuts Division. This Division is responsible for in excess of
$1-Billion in annual sales. This position has a central role in
monitoring and driving total business unit income and
profitability. This person is the leader and initiator of business
and accounting control activities across the organization. Through
conduct and know-how, fosters respect for the Company among those
people involved in the advancement of our business. This position
will manage, train and mentor the regional finance leaders and
controllers to ensure corporate values and ethics are instilled and
to develop the future leaders for the division. Position
- Overall responsibility for all Finance activity for and
including Plantations/ Manufacturing/ Private label across Almonds,
Pistachios, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts, Super Foods etc.
- Supervise the day-to-day Division financial services, by
working with/through the global business services group. This
includes the preparation of the monthly report; review of Division
consolidated financial statements and SAP submissions. Coordinate
the accounting close of the Division's subsidiaries, representative
and branch offices. And supervision of the US accounting processes
- Lead controllership function by, working with the finance
leaders to ensure compliance with company policy and procedures and
ensuring they are adequately documented. Overseeing balance sheet
account reconciliations and analysis each month. Supervise the
Region's internal controls function. Lead/coordinate accounting
projects initiated by the global accounting group. Ensure open
communication between various stakeholders. Coordinate with
Corporate Internal Audit Department. Highlights any control
discrepancy or risk to both his business management and functional
- Take full responsibility for functional projects such as SAP
integration, intercompany reconciliation, annual audit and others.
Recommend policies and standard operating procedures to drive
change while securing adequate level of control. Work within the
business unit, the finance organization, and General Management in
the Division to drive projects for timely completion.
- Establish and maintain proper monthly financial reporting for
the region. Ensure timely completion of the monthly and quarterly
reporting requirements. Ensure compliance with all US and foreign
regulatory requirements including coordination with Tax department
to ensure compliance with various tax regulations.
- Lead and support Olam's business growth by coordinating the
business needs within Financial systems across Edible Nuts US
locations. This may include the development of financial systems
and processing in new business models and other acquisitions.
- Coordinates business unit strategic and annual plan process and
financial analysis. Prepare submission requirements, timetables,
and ensure completed plan for the business unit and the Division.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or directly
related field is required. CPA preferred or MBA is preferred.
- Twelve (12) years of experience in accounting and finance
required. Experience in Trading/ Manufacturing/ Plantation
industries strongly preferred.
- Experience working in and with Mergers & Acquisitions, and
Brown/Green field projects is strongly preferred.
- Experience managing a large and diverse team working in
different time zones while being a trusted business partner capable
of managing to optimal results with multiple stakeholders is
- Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to
work effectively in a matrix organization required.
- Advanced knowledge of general ledger accounting and financial
reporting processes is required.
- Strong proficiency in GAAP (International and US) and internal
controls is required.
- Experience with SAP preferred. Note: This job description is
not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other
related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the
organization. Olam provides equality of opportunity for all persons
with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age,
disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. We will not
discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure
against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements
for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other
conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. All
employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit
and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due
to a disability, you may contact us for support at:
US-Talent.Acquisition@olamnet.com At Olam, we celebrate our
diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity
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