Finance Director

Landmark Global - Long Beach, CA 90805

Posted a month ago

Company Background

For more than a decade, Landmark Global, with its roots in Southern California, has enabled our customers to expand globally. Our business has grown from basic international mail and parcel delivery to full service, end-to-end logistics solutions. This includes proprietary technology and trade consulting, providing our clients with the capability to sell to millions of customers worldwide.

Landmark Global is part of bpost, a Belgium based corporation, with revenue over 3.85M Euros and which employs more than 34,000 people globally. Landmark Global is a part of the bpost’s Parcels & Logistics(PaLo) North America Business Unit.

Position Summary

The Director of Finance leads Landmark’s finance team This finance leader is a strategic partner with Landmarks’s Executive management in various matters such as financial planning processes (budget & quarterly forecast) and performance management (cost benefit analyses, investment management, etc), strategy, and presents monthly results with relevant analyses. The position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer, PaLo North Americas, and works closely with the CEO and all members of the Landmark Executive team, and with the larger bpost finance team.

What’s on offer

The position requires significant autonomy and overall responsibility of the financial operations of a growing, highly profitable business in the e-commerce market. Landmark includes:

  • 3 legal entities, in the USA & Canada
  • 10 warehouse facilities in USA & Canada
  • High single-digit growth

Job Description

Core responsibilities for this position:

· Working with the Executive team, prepares and analyzes the long-term plan, budget and quarterly forecasts of Landmark Global,following the guidelines and process of bpost.

o Is ultimately responsible for the preparation of the forecasts and budgets of the three Landmark entities, and for the accuracy and consistency of all information provided to bpost headquarters in Belgium

o Ensures that all variances and trends are identified, analyzed and explained

o Challenges the assumptions with the American management team

· Responsible for all controlling and performance management processes of Landmark Global.

o Provides monthly financial results and analyses/insights to senior management as well as PaLo Americas FP&A team

o Analyzes monthly results and ensures that the variances to last year, to budget, and to forecast are properly identified,explained and understood by the management team.

o Defines and follows up on leading KPIs, tracking progress versus plan. Discusses variances with management team so that corrective actions can be taken on time, if needed

o Ensures adequate internal controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is available

o Formulates own recommendations and ensures that the management takes the necessary actions to improve the unit’s performance and follows-up on these actions

· Provides business partnership and steers performance.

o Participates in the determination of the strategy, the translation of the strategy into plans and determination of priorities and targets. In this context, the function is responsible for the financial risk assessment, the monitoring of the performance and its drivers(incl product & customer profitability, cost analyses, etc), calculation of the commissions and the proposition of corrective actions.

o Supports Management Team with ad-hoc financial analyses, synthesizing and simplifying financial and non-financial data leading to clear conclusions and actions.

· Controls and improves the finance processes of Landmark Global, including administrative AR/AP and internal control activities according to accounting standards and/or other local rules, producing high quality financial statements according to agreed closure deadlines and instructions of the Group. Calculates specific provisions, eg for commissions.

· Develops and maintains systems (reporting tools,internal control systems, accounting system, etc.) as well as implements improvement projects to upgrade these systems.

· Manages and coaches team members.

· Additional duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

It is important to meet most of the following criteria to succeed to the offer stage:

· 6 to 12 years professional finance experience in multi-national setting

· Industry experience in logistics, supply chain or e-commerce required

· At least Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting area. MBA preferred

· Hands-on approach to resolve issues and improve financial operations while capable of elaborating a long-term vision for the finance function and team to “best in class” standards

· A well organized and independent individual with sound technical skills,analytical ability and good business judgment

· Be an accomplished strong communicator, with experience in reporting and presenting to senior executives. The individual possesses excellent communication skills and can relate to people at all levels of the organization, including international teams abroad

· Good team player, as cooperation with business and with local accounting teams is important. The person is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor

· An energetic, forward-thinking and creative(problem-solving skills) individual. Adaptable in a fast business growth and challenging environment

· Must be willing to spend a minimum of 2 days per week in Santa Barbara office

Job Type: Full-time

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
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