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Director of Finance & Accounting

Connecticut, 58 Vale Road, Brookfield, Connecticut, United States of America Req #111
Friday, June 17, 2022

Job TitleDirector of Finance & Accounting

Department: Finance

Reporting to: VP of Finance and Accounting

Location: Brookfield, Connecticut

Greenfield is looking for a Director of Finance & Accounting to join our growing team. 

The Director of Finance and Accounting (F&A) reports to the VP Finance & Administration. This role will be transforming the role of finance within Greenfield Global, driving the development of business and financial analytics, and providing guidance and decision support to the Specialty Chemicals and Ingredients (“SC&I”) business unit. The role will support the growing high purity alcohol, specialty chemicals and solvents business, by providing strategic and financial decision support to the SC&I management team. The role will oversee all finance and accounting activities for SC&I and drive a robust rolling forecast and strategic planning process and represent the corporate finance team in senior management meetings. The successful candidate will work alongside the Executive Vice President of the SC&I business unit as a trusted business partner, providing financial and strategic insights to grow the profitability and returns of the business unit.


Who We Are: 


Greenfield Global is a leading producer and supplier of high-value, mission-critical raw materials, ingredients, and additives that are vital to businesses and integral to a lower-carbon economy. From start-ups to the largest brands in the world, customers trust Greenfield’s extensive portfolio of premium products, regulatory expertise, and industry-leading service to improve people’s lives and the health of the planet. 


Why Join Greenfield? 


We innovate, collaborate, and work with purpose. By unlocking the potential of people, partnerships, and nature to accelerate sustainable solutions for the health of the planet, our work has a positive impact on the environment around the world. We’re always looking for people who can bring new talents and experience to our team. 


Who You Are: 

  • Extremely strong Excel skills and an expert in understanding databases.  Requires knowledge of business intelligence systems (Vena Solutions and PowerBI are preferred).  Ability to build detailed business models
  • A systems expert with strong knowledge of ERP systems (Microsoft D365 is preferred).
  • Excellent communications skills are key for success in this role.  It requires the ability to build credibility and constructive relationships cross-functionally at all levels in the organization
  • Strong initiative and analytical skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Requires occasional travel (North America & Ireland).


Your Experience Should Include: 

  •  A minimum of 10 years of prior analytical and finance experience in a manufacturing organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or Finance.  Advanced degree or certification (MBA or CPA) is preferred


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate and manage the overall SC&I financial planning, budgeting, accounting, and capital expenditures processes by working closely with the business unit sales, operations, and Corporate F&A team
  • Serves as the primary support for the EVP & Managing Director, and the SVP of Sales & Operations of the SC&I business unit on all financial and accounting needs
  • Oversee the U.S. and Ireland accounting teams
  • Work with the sales, operations, and accounting teams to analyze and understand monthly trending and business results. Produce and present standard monthly reporting for management including revenue and cost analysis, forecast reviews (actual versus forecast) analytics (pricing and cost factors), customer profitability analysis, product profitability analysis, and product costing analysis
  • Create planning templates, charts, graphs, trending, product, and cost analysis;
  • Preparing commentary and financial presentations for management, ensuring timeliness and accuracy
  • Work with the SC&I business unit and the Corporate FP&A team to create financial models, long-range forecasts, and design and implement integrated management reporting and dashboards using Vena Solutions and PowerBI
  • Support capex planning and forecasting, and business case development
  • Develop ERP system expertise
  • Drive cash flow planning for the US and Ireland legal entities
  • Identify and execute ad hoc analytical projects that deepen business insight and drive value to the business by providing information that assists in decision making
  • Identify, quantify, and address risks and opportunities to business results
  • Identify and eliminate accounting and reporting inefficiencies and collaborate with other departments in process improvements.


Total Compensation & Care: 

  • Base salary dependent on experience and demonstrated performance 
  • Formal and informal training opportunities 
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits 
  • Income protection: short- and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, paid personal sick time 
  • Vacation time exceeding industry standards 
  • Company funded retirement savings program with individual contribution opportunities 
  • Meaningful and challenging work 
  • Curated intentional culture focused on growth and development, engagement, and communication 


About Us 

We own and operate five distilleries, four specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centers. This integrated model enhances supply chain transparency, quality control, custom formulation development, and ultimately customer satisfaction. 


Core Values 

  • Honesty 
  • Integrity 
  • Respect 
  • Commitment 
  • Openness to Change 


Core Principles 

  • Innovation: We are constantly seizing opportunities to develop new products, processes and methods to meet the diverse and demanding requirements of our customers. 
  • Collaboration: We are part catalyst, part collaborator. We work with partners to get the most out of our existing products, and to develop custom solutions for our customer requirements. 
  • Responsibility: Our commitment to give back to local communities in the US and Canada goes beyond the bottom line. We give back to the planet by processing renewable resources into low carbon fuels and chemicals. 
  • Agility: Our team is not only fast, we has the flexibility and creativity to pivot with customer needs to develop custom-made, on-time solutions. 
  • Discipline: At every plant, and for every customer, for every shipment, we put quality first. We operate a tight, transparent supply chain while meeting the highest regulatory standards. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Connecticut, 58 Vale Road, Brookfield, Connecticut, United States of America