Sacramento, California

Airgas, an Air Liquide company is Now Hiring

Regional Vice President of Finance in Sacramento, CA



Discover an exciting Career with Airgas as our Regional Vice President of Finance!

As the leading U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, Airgas has a focus on quality products—but we recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. With more than 18,500 associates working in approximately 1,400 locations—branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, gas production facilities and distribution centers, then chances are, there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you. Bring your competitive drive to Airgas and ability to work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment!


JOB SUMMARY:


The Region Vice President of Finance (“VP Finance”) is responsible for providing business support and financial leadership to the Regional Company management team and field organization. This position will provide leadership within the organization for the development and continuous improvement operationally to continue to expand profitability. The VP Finance will be responsible for budgeting and forecasting, pricing analysis, customer and segment profitability, capital expenditures, acquisition analysis and due diligence, inventory management, cylinder/asset management, efficiency identification and tracking, certain compliance related activities, and other ad hoc analysis. The VP Finance will closely interact with the Division CFO and Director of FP&A function to provide analyses and insight related to Regional Company trends in such areas as: same-store sales; sales by major product group; pricing; margins; operating costs and capital expenditures. This will require a seasoned professional that is data savvy and must possess exceptionally strong analytical skills.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report and analyze financial and operating metrics, such as same-store sales, gross margin, operating expenses, asset utilization, capital expenditures, etc.
  • Utilize the various business reports and metrics to evaluate, interpret, and provide critical information in support of management with strategic and operating decisions.
  • Manage the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes, working closely with Division finance support teams.
  • Provide leadership for inventory control and cylinder control group.
  • Manage local compensation programs to include Gainsharing & various Commission programs.
  • Work closely with the Division finance support teams to better understand historical financial results, trends and validate forecast assumptions.
  • Perform extensive financial modeling in support of the Division as well as Corporate FP&A.
  • Build strong relationships with the Division management teams.
  • Responsible for compliance of Company policies and procedures at the local level, evaluate and provide feedback for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Provide leadership for acquisition due diligence and integration.
  • Coordinate field audit activities regarding internal controls, SOP compliance and SOX compliance as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The VP Finance will have established a proven track record of success in prior accounting/finance roles.
  • This position must be able to build effective relationships with all levels and roles in the organization
  • To be successful, the VP Finance must possess exceptionally strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of how to leverage a wide variety of data and related computer tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate the leadership skills required to drive continuous improvement of processes.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong organizational, team-building, and communication skills. The ability to work and navigate within a complex matrixed organization.
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to assume increasing responsibilities in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Vision, creativity and a quality mindset.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field, MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years financial reporting/financial analysis experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Management experience, including people development skills and leadership qualities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and juggle between divisional and local management and demands.
  • Experience with ERP system development/implementation a plus.


BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES:


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) with company match, Tuition Reimbursement and much more.



EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability


Airgas will consider for employment Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO

Sacramento, California

Consider working for the Chemical Industry's Best Managed Company. The one Forbes magazine named to its Most Admired Companies list. A company that offers associates industry-leading training, opportunities for growth and advancement, and a commitment to entrepreneurial spirit at every level.

That's Airgas.

As the leading U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, Airgas has a focus on quality products—but we recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. With more than 17,000 associates working in approximately 1,100 locations—branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, gas production facilities and distribution centers—chances are, there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you.

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