Finance Manager | Manufacturer | South Suburbs

Lansing, Illinois Permanent USD120,000 - USD121,000 per year
  • Best of Both Worlds - global, highly acquisitive co. with a family owned feel!
  • High Visibility Role - report directly to and partner with the CFO!

About Our Client

My client is a leading manufacturer in the metal manufacturing industry with a proven track record of delivering high-quality products. With more than 15 operating facilities, my client has an international presence and is a leader within their niche. Their commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence has positioned us as a market leader. As my client continues to grow both organically and through acquisitions, they are seeking a skilled Finance Manager to join our team and play a key role in managing their financial operations.

Job Description

  • Develop and maintain financial models to support strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial forecasts and budgets.
  • Analyze variances between actual results and forecasts, and provide explanations and recommendations to management.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Present financial reports to senior management and stakeholders, highlighting key insights and trends.
  • Monitor cash flow projections and manage cash flow effectively to meet operational needs.
  • Optimize cash management processes and identify opportunities to improve working capital efficiency.
  • Analyze manufacturing costs and overhead expenses to identify areas for cost reduction and process improvement.
  • Implement cost control measures and monitor their effectiveness over time.
  • Identify financial risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Implement internal controls and procedures to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with financial regulations.
  • Collaborate with the executive team to develop long-term financial plans and investment strategies.
  • Evaluate potential business opportunities and provide financial insights to support decision-making.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in finance management roles, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and trends.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling and analysis tools (e.g., Excel, ERP systems).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey financial information clearly and concisely.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Retirement savings plan.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement.
Contact
Emily Considine
Quote job ref
JN-032024-6381092

Job summary

Sector
Accounting
Sub Sector
Financial Accounting
Industry
Industrial / Manufacturing
Location
Lansing
Contract Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Emily Considine
Job Reference
JN-032024-6381092