Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, a leading, large family-owned commercial baker in the Midwest is seeking a Director of Finance. Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Director will oversee the day to day operation of all finance and accounting operations. The position is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Director of Finance will be responsible for thought leadership in Finance practices and financial reporting for all business units and the management of all Accounting Department teams requiring a level of knowledge and skill typically characterized by advanced study and training. Will interact regularly with the executive team and the financial teams in assuring the Company’s financial integrity and best interest, exercising discretion and judgment in actions, recommendations, and decisions.
JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate closely with the financial teams to identify processes that lead to complete, accurate and timely financial reporting. Review the period close reports to confirm financial position in accordance with GAAP.
Establish and evaluate corporate accounting & tax policies / procedures including research and analyses in all accounting, tax and internal control matters, ensuring conformance with GAAP. Oversee that the financial teams complete the standards of service expected by the various departments in the Company. Collaborate with other departments to identify any additional reporting needs.
Manage external auditors to ensure that all documentation required for annual audits and quarterly reviews are complete and accurate. Review accounting systems and processes for streamlining to improve efficiency, accuracy / timeliness of reporting, and compliance with internal control requirements, ensuring the operational and design effectiveness of internal controls.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERTISE
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
Active Certified Public Accountant required.
SAP experience preferred.
Three years public accounting experience preferred.
Five years private industry experience preferred.
Five years of supervisory experience required.
Ability to develop team members and teams.
Must have strong leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.
Tax experience with S Corps, book to tax recons, and various other taxes preferred.
Forecasting experience preferred.
Ability to convey information with clarity and directness.
Prior experience in reviewing third party contracts for financial / business transaction purposes.
Ability to handle challenges in a calm manner.
About Aunt Millie's Bakeries
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, a leading, large family-owned commercial baker in the Midwest, is head-quartered in Fort Wayne, IN, with manufacturing facilities in Lowell, IN, Sidney, OH, Kalamazoo, Jackson, Plymouth, and Coldwater, MI. The Company distributes fresh and frozen bakery products internationally, with their fresh product footprint primarily in the Midwest.