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Finance Manager

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Midland, Michigan, US, 48642

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Summary of Responsibilities

The Finance Partner is responsible for analyzing, interpreting, and communicating financial results, developing forecasts and annual budgets, and assisting in the creation and execution of the business’ strategy.  It is necessary for the Finance Partner to understand all aspects of the business and to provide financial and general business guidance to the leadership team.


Essential Job Functions  

  • Serve as a business partner to GBU General Manager; Serve on business team and assist in creating and executing business strategy
  • Understand business strategic direction and assist in goal setting with leadership. Actively participate / lead the strategic planning process. Get “outside” the numbers
  • Analyze the monthly financial results and report on trends and variances; Interpret the financial information to provide insightful analysis that will lead to better decision-making and provide options to improve financial performance
  • Proactively track orders and integrate information from manufacturing plants, sourcing & supply chain, operations finance, segment accounting, etc. to forecast near-term results; Track forecasting accuracy and identify ways to improve the process
  • Assist in the coordination, development, and analysis of the annual operating plan and long-range forecasts challenging assumptions and decision-making
  • Leads the monthly Business Management Review process
  • Provide “liaison” communication to both segment finance and Lubrizol corporate finance; Support the segment’s quarterly business review process
  • Work with sales and marketing teams on sales proposals, product pricing and terms and negotiations
  • Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
  • Supports the development of functional KPIs and tracks progress monthly
  • Work with director of technology to establish metrics and reporting to assist with investment decisions. Be an active participant in decision board discussions
  • Lead, manage, and develop business unit financial personnel
  • Participate in potential acquisition projects
  • Leads the Capex process and provides project economic valuation


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of accounting
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in varied financial / analytical positions
  • Self-starter with a desire to achieve
  • Experience preparing executive level presentations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well-organized; flexibility to handle simultaneous requirements and tight deadlines
  • Able and willing to travel as required; Up to 10% domestic and international travel

Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

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