VP, Finance in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Cleveland, OH
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  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) is seeking a VP, Finance for overall leadership for the management of all financial aspects of AES. This includes strategic analysis, financial planning, budgeting / forecasting and all other collateral financial requirements necessary to operate the global business. The VP, Finance will serve as a key business partner and report to the Business Unit President. The successful candidate will develop and implement strategies and financial practices that drive business profitability and act as the financial and operations business partner to the Business Unit President.
Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) serves the global aerospace and automotive markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of forgings and extrusions. Our vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise in aluminum and titanium structural casting is taking the industry to new heights. This BU is also home to our suite of direct and hybrid additive offerings. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH; AES employs 6000 people in 6 countries at 30 locations. AES is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE: ARNC).
Profile: The VP, Finance AES will develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the factors impacting financial performance, supervise over general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, and budgetary controls, information technology, and have final responsibility for providing effective financial controls for the organization. The position will also be key to strategic analysis and valuation of acquisition, merge/joint venture, divestitures opportunities and corporate activites and initiatives as required.
Essential Functions: The VP, Finance, AES position includes both creation of strategic vision, and tactical management including execution, examples include but are not limited to:
  • Development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Development of the Annual and Strategic Planning processes which include coordination of inputs as well as consolidation into the Annual Business Plan.
  • Completion of quarter forecasts, profit and COGS analysis, cost management, inventory control, capital investment, working capital, and all financial reporting requirements.
  • Develop regular reporting and analysis, including key metrics reports, and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required.
  • Coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures, and analyzes and reports variances.   
  • Develop appropriate accounting, analysis and reporting formats, procedures/policies and schedules to support the reporting and analysis process.
  • Prepare and present narratives, graphs, and other reports as required to support business reviews, management and customer presentations.
  • Support and facilitate the introduction, analysis and execution of cost saving opportunities.
  • Serve as key liaison to coordinate financial business processes across AFE.
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies/procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Sarbannes Oxley and all other applicable laws.
  • Develop strategy for Trade Compliance and ensure compliance with all applicable laws in all countries.
  • Develop and deploy strategy for Cash/ Risk Management as well as Budgeting.
  • Develop and deploy effective strategy for the Information Systems function while leading the IT team to deliver world class service to a global organization.
  • Leadership: Ensure the team delivers the highest standard of departmental, cross departmental and cross foundation teamwork and customer service. Ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve project and business goals.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Mastery of Technology Skills — Accounting and Finance software: Hyperion, Oracle E-Business Suite; Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel; Office Suite software: Microsoft Office
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Disciplined Execution — Job requires partnering with the Operations team through daily execution of the financial plan. When required, he/she will need to be able to dive into details to ensure financial success.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the finance function
  • Minimum of 5 years in a senior leadership role
  • International experience.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S> person as a U.S> citizen, U.S> Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or CPA preferred.
  • Relevant Manufacturing experience