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Director of Finance

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Haworth
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout Veolia North AmericaA subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water, and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education, and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -www.veolianorthamerica.com.Job DescriptionBENEFITSVeolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. - Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. -Position Purpose: -This position leads and manages the financial responsibilities for the NJ Division by directing the preparation, consolidation, and presentation of financial planning processes (budget, reforecasts, medium term plan, monthly variance analysis) at the Division level. This position reports to and supports the Division General Manager (GM) in strategic decision making through the monitoring of business and performance indicators, risks and opportunities as well as through participation in rate filings and CAPEX allocations. This position also reports indirectly to the CFO Utility Operations and acts as the main interlocutor within the Division to centralized functions such as Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Procurement and IT. This position is a key contributor to defining and implementing change management initiatives.Dimensions:

  • Financial Statements for a Division with Revenues > $340 million
  • Business units: All NJ Division Companies
  • Direct/Indirect Reports: Up to 7 employeesPrimary Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Lead Financial planning processes (budget, forecasts, medium term plan)
      • Prepare and organize each process with the different BUs and departments involved.
      • Discuss and challenge operational and financial assumptions in liaison with the Division GM and the CFO Utility Operations.
      • Consolidate information and ensure timely upload and sharing with the segment.
      • Support the General Manager in presenting results to Corporate Management.
        • Analyze and synthetize monthly variance analysis of operational and financial performance
          • Monitor operational objectives and metrics that drive the performance of the division.
          • Communicate financial results, goals and objectives within their Division.
            • Support the GM and CFO Utility Operations in the decision making process
              • By providing ad-hoc analysis, studies and by anticipating possible development of risks and opportunities.
              • By providing long term strategic thinking, including rate filing options and CAPEX programs.
              • By analyzing new business projects, determining whether there is a growth opportunity or a major capital expenditure and whether or not the spend is viable and cost efficient.
                • Act as a leader within the Division
                  • By ensuring that the information generated by other departments in the Division is accurate, including but not limited to Revenue and Accounts Receivable integrity (Customer Service), -Operational KPI's (Operations), CAPEX (Engineering), Headcount (HR), etc.
                  • By coordinating and leading the monthly management KPI review meetings.
                  • By being the gatekeeper to make sure that company policies are enforced and controls are in place.
                  • By being a change agent in making policy recommendations and by rolling out new business practices, organization and tools deployed by the company.
                  • By coordinating the preparation of the reporting to the regulatory commission.
                    • Act as prime liaison between the Division and the Segment as well as Corporate with regard to providing to or controlling information from the following departments:
                      • Rates Department, especially when there is a rate filing.
                      • Accounting, Tax, Treasury, with regard to the production of financial statements.
                      • Procurement, DB&T
                      • Internal and External Audit.QualificationsEducation/Experience/Background:
                        • College degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting.
                        • MBA preferred.
                        • +10 years of progressive experience in Finance and/or Accounting
                        • Prior utility industry experience is a plus.
                        • Significant achievements in analyzing complex financial issues.
                        • Strong experience of working in process oriented functions.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
                          • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills that translates to operational effectiveness.
                          • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with all level of management.
                          • Exceptional leadership abilities, including the ability to influence actions in other departments and attract, develop and retain talent.
                          • High sense of urgency and ability to work under strict deadline pressures. Ability to identify creative solutions to time sensitive problems by balancing achievement of objectives with practical considerations.
                          • Solution oriented, continuous improvement mindset.
                          • Proficient with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite. Peoplesoft knowledge is highly desirable.
                          • Integrity, reliability and autonomy.Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Tenafly , Director of Finance, Executive , Haworth, New Jersey

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