We are partnering with a successful, growing global manufacturer ($3.5B+ organization) to select a Divisional VP/Controller for a stable, profitable business unit. This group develops and manufacturers highly specialized, customized products for niche applications (OEMs) in various industries globally. We are seeking a strong financial leader to act as a business partner to the Division VP and act as an interface to a larger parent group as well as corporate interactions. This individual will lead regional controlling teams to ensure and optimize financial performance within their region (global), as well as support effective business decisions. This is an exciting, fun, challenging role that seeks effective financial and accounting leadership to ensure aggressive growth targets are met/exceeded. We are searching for a strategic business leader who can really hone in on tactical elements of financial performance as it relates to operations/manufacturing. The VP/Controller will be responsible for planning, coordinating and administering the Division's financial accounting activities to meet the Corporation's objectives for accurately and comprehensively gauging its operating performance, recording and reporting its financial progress, and insuring the continuing control and protection of its assets. Additional responsibilities: * Plan, coordinate and administer the Division's financial accounting activities to meet the Corporation's objectives for accurately and comprehensively gauging its operating performance, record and report its financial progress, and insure the continuing control and protection of its assets. * Manage and supervise information services and data processing for assigned division(s). * Direct divisional Controllers in providing and directing procedures and computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services. * Maintain effective internal control of all division operations to ensure continued control and protection of its assets and an accurate reporting of its financial position. * Prepare reports which summarize and forecast division business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations. * Guide preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification. * Provide management with monthly and annual reviews of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities. * Lead determination of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets. * Advise management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax code revisions. * Arrange for audits of company's accounts. * Establish and monitor division accounting policies, programs and methods applicable to cost and inventory accounting and ensure that proper standard costs and inventory systems are maintained by plant accounting personnel. * Instruct special studies and analyses concerning economic and financial implications of general economic, business, and financial conditions, as well as existing or planned Company products and facilities for use by division management for presentations. * Assist in evaluation and due diligence of potential acquisition candidates. * Supervise, manage and direct the provision of information technologies infrastructure, applications, data, and tools while delivering optimum service to internal and external customers. * Insure that all data structures, tools, and training are developed to provide timely access to information, establish proper standards and documentation, and to conform with Company financial and security policies and procedures. * Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. * Interview, hire and train employees. * Plan, assign and direct work. * Participate in appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. * Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance. Master's degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. * 10+ Years in Accounting, Finance and related field. * Experience working in some type of manufacturing industry. * Excellent working knowledge of accounting principles. * Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. * Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. * Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers. * Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. * Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. * Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. * Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. * Latitude in modifying practices and procedures. * Strong PC and business systems knowledge. * Excellent interpersonal skills. * Ability to travel 15-25% of the time, both domestically and internationally. Desired Personal Traits * Self-motivated: Drives for results and has the ability to work independently. * Energetic: A self-starter, genuinely enthusiastic, strong personal work ethic. * Detail Orientated: Able to assure that minor and complex details are attended to and accomplished. * Ethical: Possesses honesty, integrity and the highest ethical and moral standards. * Credible: Can command respect of staff and external customers. * Persuasive: Able to build good relationships with colleagues and clients. * Strategic: Able to envision and articulate "the big picture" and help customers understand goals. * Interpersonal: Has skills necessary to gain the trust of others to interact effectively with persons at all levels, both internally and externally, to develop rapport and gain key insights into business processes or alternative approaches. * Communication: Listening, feedback, oral presentation, influence, written communication. * Leadership: integrity, flexibility, embraces change, courage, strategic, develops others. * Team Player: Can function in team oriented environment. * Thinker: Decisive, deals with ambiguity, continuously learns, cognitive ability, innovative, solutions-oriented. * Ambition: Results oriented, detail orientation, time management, work/life balance.