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Director of Financial Planning and Reporting Systems- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  165701


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview


The Director of Financial Planning and Reporting Systems will be leading, designing, developing and deploying consistent processes and technology in the financial planning, forecasting and reporting department of Americas Materials Inc. (AMAT).  This involves partnering with Finance and Information Technology to lead and drive improvements to the accuracy, timeliness and efficiency of the reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes leveraging existing and new technologies.  Governing requests from Various Stakeholders, obtaining prioritization and implementation of the demands will also be a large part of the position to ensure standards are maintained across AMAT.  Monitoring and ensuring the performance of the current environment of Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) with a strong customer focus is also key.  This position will work cross functionally with the AMAT Corporate Finance, Regional Finance, AMAT FP&A, global FP&A team, and IT to successfully deploy solutions to improve these processes


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Key Stakeholder in the planning and definition of Financial Planning and Reporting processes and systems (Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting)
    • identifying key processes that reside in financial systems to efficiently execute the financial planning, forecasting, and reporting functions.
    • Documenting as is financial consolidation and month end close reporting process and working with key stakeholders to develop the future state. 
    • Direct on how to leverage Oracle EPM enabling flexibility and adaptability within the AMAT environment to capture the most benefits.
    • Implementation of the agreed upon processes across AMAT including managing stakeholders throughout the design and implementation process.
  • Responsible for the System Development, Deployment and Maintenance of Financial Planning and Reporting systems.
    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of Americas Materials financial reporting systems, including and not limited to Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning and Enterprise Performance Management;
    • Responsible for the ownership of the consolidation framework that ensures accurate consolidation and financial reporting;
    • Maintain integrity of chart of accounts and related cross mapping between financial systems;
    • Manage Hyperion-based forecast, budget, volumes, and acquisition tracking systems
    • Identify and resolve issues critical to operational success.
  • Drive efficiency in FP&A processes by
    • Deploying technology to drive automation and best practices with forecasting and planning processes
    • Solve key business problems and challenges by enabling business transformation and charting a journey from the current consolidation state to a “to-be” enterprise environment.
    • Support improved processes through Identification of opportunities to bring innovative technology solutions (e.g., Cloud, RPA, Blockchain, AI, etc.)
    • Stay on top of current regulations, trends, and technologies influencing finance consolidation, analytics, and the CFO ecosystem
  • Project Management and Delivery
    • Oversee and manage projects and design of the systems within the Financial Planning and Reporting Environment.  This will be at time across functional team (Finance, IT)
    • Prioritize and delegate projects and tasks for the department
    • Ensuring transparency and accountability for tasks and deliverables
    • Effectively communicate project risks/issues with proposed solutions
  • Communication of key business and technical concepts transparently, timely in a manner that is audience appropriate.
  • Manage intake of requests from the various stakeholders, implement appropriate governance process to prioritize and evaluate demands and then work with Finance organization to implement. 
    • Implement Governance process
    • Ensure standards are implemented and maintained across AMAT
    • Provide transparency and feedback on demands and status of initiatives to stakeholders
    • Drive Change Management activities as required for FP&A initiatives and projects to accomplish deliverables across AMAT
    • Develop and mentor direct reports, building a top performing team (attract and keep talent)
    • Ensure effective cross training of team members
    • Ensure process documentation is developed and maintained up to date
  • Responsible for Vendor relationship management dealing with the Financial Planning and Reporting systems solutions
  • Ensure SOX compliance by adhering to internal control requirements, maintaining updated documentation and providing recommendations as appropriate




Education/Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA, CPA CMA/CGA or MBA Finance Designation preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Accounting/Finance
  • 5+ years of experience in Accounting (month end close, consolidations, audit)
  • 5+ years’ experience in EPM Cloud/Essbase, Hyperion Planning or Hyperion Financial Management, with at least 2 implementation cycles of the Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting process in a large multinational company
  • Expertise in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and EPM, Hyperion financial management, Hyperion Planning and Enterprise Performance Management; Essbase
  • Experience in complex consolidation, COA design, joint venture accounting.
  • Strong analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of financial ERP's and other financial systems to drive execution of forecasting and planning processes:
  • Strong knowledge of FP&A processes from corporate organizations through the region/country Planning Analysts
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Must be highly skilled in Excel and Hyperion or other Multi-Dimensional consolidation software; Oracle Data Integration (ODI), FDM, MS SQL Server experience a plus
  • Must manage complexity and be able to multi-task, be detailed oriented and possess strong organizational skills


Work Requirements


  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.
  • Must be available to travel 5-10%


Key Qualities


  • Excellent technical, analytical and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to operate independently
  • Actively engaged to drive and manage a team towards common goals
  • Demonstrates close attention to details and accuracy
  • Proactive problem solver able to anticipate issues and provide timely resolution
  • Ability to work comfortably in a changing environment
  • Able to retain and quickly apply the knowledge learned to the job function
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills to build effective company relationships


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Usually, normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours. 


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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