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Finance Director - Operations

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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Reports To

Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Summary

This role will be a critical leader in the Dorman Finance team providing business support and insight to the Operations leadership teams.  The role will lead the Finance and Accounting activities responsible for the accounting, forecasting and decision support for Dorman’s Operations teams that include multiple warehousing, distribution and remanufacturing sites.  The role reports to the VP of FP&A and has one direct report.

Responsibilities and Duties/Essential Duties

  • Partner with Operations leadership to establish and monitor financial and operations KPI’s and metrics
  • In collaboration with functional leaders identify opportunities to improve productivity, track progress and report results
  • Drive improvement in supplier-related components of working capital in areas such as defect recoveries, excess and obsolete inventory, and scrap
  • Develop quarterly forecasts, annual budgets for Dorman’s cost of sales and all operational expenses
  • Analyze and report monthly results including productivity, inflation/deflation and variance to budget/forecast/prior year
  • Provides ad hoc analysis to support business requests to aide in decision making
  • Provide analysis and schedules to support monthly business reviews
  • Lead the Operations Accounting team responsible for global inventory, distribution and remanufacturing activities, and cost accounting
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the distribution and remanufacturing processes and cost accounting structure to be able to analyze and discuss all elements of the processes to identify and implement control and process improvements.
  • Oversee the development of standard costs and ensure the accuracy and reliability of the Company’s standard cost and inventory valuation systems and procedures, including excess and obsolete inventory reserves
  • Proactively develop and/or improve Operational Accounting processes and reporting capabilities
  • Supervise the month-end closing process related to operations for timely and accurate reporting which includes explanations for actual versus prior year and budget variances
  • Ensure the accuracy of the Company’s inventories including the adequacy of physical count procedures and reliability of reported cycle count and physical inventory results
  • Review journal entries, account reconciliations and other transactions for completeness, accuracy and timeliness 
  • Develop, implement, and ensure adherence to corporate accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for areas of responsibility
  • Work with the independent auditors to ensure that audits are completed in timely manner
  • Provide leadership, coaching, direction and growth opportunities to your team, performing those responsibilities in accordance with the Company's established policies
  • Provide strategic guidance on how to integrate future acquisitions in financial areas such as ERP system, accounting policy adoption, inventory valuation, KPI reporting, and financial close
  • Establishes functional objectives for areas of responsibility




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • Must have experience in Manufacturing/Distribution including Standard Costing
  • 8+ years of progressive finance and accounting roles
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley preferred
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills especially excel
  • Familiarity with Hyperion and/or SAP preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Integrity and detail oriented


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