Salary Mid-Point: $140,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
Finance Integration Manager Purpose of Job: The Finance Integration Manager is responsible for the leadership, execution and delivery of the finance integration of recent and future acquisitions located throughout the U.S. The role will lead and manage finance integration projects. Working closely with key finance leaders, as well as other functional leaders, the Finance Integration Manager will develop an overarching finance integration plan with key milestones to support the integration goals of the company. Through close collaboration with the core cross-functional integration team and the acquired entity, the role will ensure the integration vision is achieved. The Finance Integration Manager plays an essential role in the integration of acquired entities and is a key liaison between the M&A team, executive leadership, the acquired businesses and operational stakeholders. The role covers both enabling finance integration and systems and process adoption. The ideal candidate has significant finance, accounting, strategy and related project management experience in the following areas: business and asset acquisitions (M&A), financial statements, accounting policy, revenue arrangements including percentage of completion accounting, internal control, and financial planning and forecasting, preferably in Construction, Engineering or other project-based industry experience.  This person is an innovative and dynamic thinker with strong business acumen and able to function comfortably with a variety of stakeholders including subject matter experts. This individual possesses enhanced technical writing and presentation abilities including concise documentation and communication of issues, guidance, interpretations and conclusions. Further, the candidate is able to develop strong interpersonal networks within the existing organization and with prospective organizations. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the M&A team during the due diligence phase so that finance integration related matters are considered prior to acquisition
  • Collaborate with various subject matter experts, including the finance leadership team, to develop detailed project plans and prioritize finance integration tasks to achieve project goals
  • Take responsibility for effective communication within the project team and with the joint management team
  • Provide regular updates regarding the status and progress of the finance integration to Senior Leadership with appropriate reporting tools
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and escalation for finance integration activities between all parties (Reedy and target), ensuring succinct communication, unified efforts, and clarity around objectives
  • Be responsible for the timely identification of project risks and the development and implementation of the mitigations for these risks
  • Assessing and monitoring resource needs for each finance integration
  • Monitoring and reporting progress against milestones
  • Facilitate timely resolution of escalated issues, risks, and decisions
  • Ongoing development and refinement of the finance integration process reflecting the business model and scale of the acquired entities showing awareness and adoption of best industry practice and bringing objectivity to the processes already in place, to continue to improve the overall integration experience
  • Finance integration playbook and project plan development
  • Assist in the review, documentation, implementation and communication of the enforcement of correct and appropriate accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Assist with the coordination with corporate and site stakeholders to implement identified internal control improvements, while driving continuous improvement in all areas that interact with accounting and business processes
  • Driving improvements to financial and operational controls in the context of a project-based business utilizing percentage of completion (POC) accounting
  • Support any additional, local acquisition and related integration activities while providing financial and strategic advice to Reedy management on these matters
  • Assist in any system implementations or related enhancements
  • Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports
  • Ability to travel and work onsite at the acquired companies located throughout the U.S.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned
Required Education/Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and a CPA License
  • An MBA or other advanced degree is a plus
  • 5+ years in accounting or finance leadership roles
  • Public accounting or experience working in a private equity owned company preferred
  • Experience in a multi-project-based company, preferably in Construction, Engineering, or other project-based industry experience
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of percentage of completion accounting (POC)
  • Experience with M&A, Due Diligence and Integration in an acquisition environment; or similar demonstrated process improvement and change management experience
  • Systems savvy with implementation experience and proficiency preferred
    • Proficiency in G/L, business intelligence and reporting tools preferred
    • MS Office suite proficiency required
Competencies:
  • Financial Management
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective stakeholder partner who will leverage an understanding of the business to provide meaningful support
  • Drive a continuous improvement approach
  • Strong communicator, who embraces change and operates effectively within a decentralized reporting environment that is undergoing change   
  • Strong understanding of mergers & acquisitions, including the different phases of activity from identification to integration
  • Must be a strong relationship builder, outgoing, and able to effectively liaise with a broad range of stakeholders, externally and internally
  • Strong ability to use experience and analysis to gain support and influence others
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and peer management skills
  • Self-starter and highly motivated; must have intellectual curiosity, desire to learn, and passion for delivering industry best practice