Sr. Director Finance - APAC

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Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Pudong New District, SH, CN, 201204

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   

 

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.

 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.

 

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Senior Director Finance

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the specialty chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.

 

What You'll Do:

As a Senior Director of Finance APAC, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation by providing accurate and compliant financial reporting, effective regional cash management, and actionable insights to meet corporate, statutory, and Asia Pacific (APAC) requirements. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life.

 

What We're Looking For:

  •  Someone who will act with a Chief Operating Officer mindset in all aspects of the role.
  • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop a team of senior managers to ensure that the organization’s financial strategy is implemented effectively, consistently, and according to established guidelines.
  • Encourage knowledge and practices sharing cross teams in the region or globally.
  • Manage the region’s accounting, business finance, treasury, tax, and operations finance groups.
  • Identify, develop and execute plans to enhance efficiency, accuracy and centralization of processes in assigned areas.
  • Ensure that finance organization prepares accurate monthly financial statements according to U.S. GAAP in a timely manner.
  • Interact with all corporate departments and business units, internal and external auditors, corporate compliance, inside and outside legal counsel, government agencies, and external business partners, such as banks.
  • Coordinate with Corporate finance personnel to ensure global consistency in the application of policies, procedures and internal controls; ensure appropriate training, education and understanding exists within the local team.
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation and use of financial systems.
  • Direct at a regional level the planning, analysis, review, presentation of the annual Operating Plan and any long-range Forecasts.
  • Monitor performance at the regional level of Operating Income, EBITDA, Income Statement, and Balance Sheet for each segment and Corporate.
  • Help develop and implement business strategic direction and assist in goal setting with regional senior leadership team.
  • Provide strategic guidance to minimize the tax burden and ensure compliance with local tax regulations.
  • Ensure all statutory filing, including tax, are accomplished timely and accurately.
  • Drive the optimization of cash flows in the region and maintain banking relationships.
  • Perform and direct resources with regard to financial due diligence related to any potential acquisitions and significant expansion or investment proposals as well as managing subsequent integration of targets acquired in the subject region in  collaboration/coordination with other corporate functions.
  • Assist in due diligence reviews and integration projects related to merger and acquisitions.
  • Direct auditors and consultants and assist them in providing a cost-effective service to Lubrizol.
  • Together with regional finance controller, manage the external audit process and direct the company’s response to requests by both internal and external auditors in relation to accounting issues.
  •  Any other special projects as required.

 

Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 15+ years of relevant job experience at a management level in accounting or finance
  • Experience in multi-national companies
  • Considered a plus
    • CPA, Chartered accountant certification, or equivalent
    • Manufacturing accounting experience
    • International experience/regional experience
    • SAP experience

Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities. 

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 


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