Director, Mill Finance Operations in Miamisburg, OH at Verso Corporation

Date Posted: 8/28/2021

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Job Description

In leading the Finance Operations organization and participating on the Finance and IT Lead Team, this position will partner with senior leadership to ensure priorities are aligned with corporate objectives and financial controls. This position plays an integral part in internal management reporting, the budgeting and forecasting process, and partnering with Operations to enhance the company’s processes as well as analyzing growth and profit opportunities.  The role will ensure best practices and improve processes with the Mill Controllers and direct the development and preparation of medium and long-term financial plans as well as annual budgets, shorter-term forecasts and variance analysis and business reviews.  The Director, Mill Finance Operations will have experience in an industrial manufacturing environment. You must have had prior exposure to cost accounting environments, inventory planning and ERP systems.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage accounting and reporting both internal & external
    • Monthly reporting, quarterly reporting, annually reporting
    • Ensuring deadlines are met, resources managed and issues are resolved
    • Preparing memorandum and presentations of corporate financial results
    • Continuous improvement of business process and controls
  • Direct continuous improvement in organization and process effectiveness
    • Prioritization of initiatives & plans
    • Liaison with IT organization
  • Responsible for internal management reporting for the entire organization
  • Responsible for the preparation of short-term forecasts, annual plans, and medium/long term plans
  • Responsible for coordinating, consolidation, and final preparation of the Board of Directors presentations and non-SEC required reporting
  • Directs the roles and activities of the Mill Controllers (~40 total employees)
  • Supports the SVP & GM, Sheeting & Operations Controller in driving manufacturing initiatives to achieve EBITDA improvements
  • Assist in streamlining monthly close process, focusing on improvement at the Mill locations
  • Responsible for the consolidation of all mill manufacturing financial performance, analyzing the data to ensure consistency among the locations
  • Partners with Supply Chain Finance to ensure adherence across both organizations
  • Manages consistency of the standard cost file, as well as standard costs for the S&OP database
  • Performs monthly analysis of the major material commodities, analyzing the prior period trends and forward estimates to determine the impact on the business unit
  • Ensures consistency of our EBITDA initiatives
  • Performs Capital analyses for the company; calculating the ROI, payback and impact for capital projects
  • Manages the analysis of Cost of Goods Sold on a monthly and quarterly basis, providing guidance for any fluctuations between periods to ensure forward looking guidance
  • Directs the manufacturing function during the preparation of the annual budget
  • Ensure talent management and development of all finance employees at the sites including, but not limited to, succession planning, workforce planning, recruitment, retention, etc. (~40 total employees)
  • Handles special projects as assigned


Job Requirements

Minimum Required Experience and Education:

  • 10-15 years of experience in corporate level financial role in a multi-location company in a capital intensive industry required
  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance required
  • MBA preferred
  • Ability to identify and take ownership of issues
  • Must possess strong leadership abilities
  • Highly analytical
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo
  • Have the ability to revert between a tactical and strategic mindset.
  • Ability to lead senior level discussions with executives and Operations senior management
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.​
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft suite, COGNOs, and the ability to navigate ERP systems (preferably SAP)

Travel: 15%-20%

Verso Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.


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