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Head of Finance - Massachusetts

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Ref: 639 Date Posted: Monday 13 Sep 2021
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Peak Scientific is actively reshaping the global laboratory gas generator market through innovative product design and world class service.  90% of our products are sold overseas.  With offices around the world and major opportunities for future growth, these are exciting times for this market leader in gas generators.  Our products offer superb technical performance and are smoother, quieter and more efficient than anything else in the market today.

POSITION SUMMARY

Peak Scientific Inc. is the North American arm of Peak Scientific with the US office based in Billerica, Massachusetts. The business has plans for continued growth in the coming years. As the Head of Finance, you will be joining a staff base of 75 based across North American during an exciting time of change. You will play a pivotal role in helping the business achieve its ambitions growth plans through driving improvements in operational output and establishing local reporting requirements.

As Head of Finance reporting to our General Manager – North America, as well as a direct link to Group Finance (UK based) you will be responsible for the following:

  • Leading the finance function for Peak Scientific Inc. and Peak Scientific Canada
  • Managing the local finance team consisting of General Accounting Manager, Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable roles 
  • Oversees the preparation, compilation, and presentation of business reporting.
  • In collaboration with the General Manager sets, monitor and report on key indicators across the organization in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintaining the integrity of financial information, ensuring all finance processes are fit for purpose in line with Group requirements and a strong control environment is maintained.

Other key accountabilities include:

  • Following corporate guidelines and working with the GM, develop the annual budget and review regularly to determine variances and help develop plans to achieve targets. 
  • Ensure finances are fully compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Deliver the month end process, ensuring timely production of management accounts reporting within the Group Finance timetable along with supporting commentary.
  • Providing ad-hoc financial analysis and commentary to Group Finance as required including cost benefit analysis of operations and programs.

TRAITS AND QUALIFICAIONS

With a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, you are an action oriented leader and financial strategist with a proven track record and demonstrated success in growing a mid-size company. You have demonstrated success in working with various teams within an organization as well as offices around the world. You should possess strong systems experience, ideally with knowledge and working of SAP B1.

 Resilient and effective in the face of pressure, you also have:

  • CPA or CA with a minimum 7 years post qualified experience within industry
  • Experienced working with a matrix organization or remote head office preferred
  • Ability to dig below the high-level numbers. Implement root cause analysis when needed
  • Knowledge/understanding of SOX compliance requirements would be helpful

 

We recruit individuals who fit our culture and values. The atmosphere is fun, friendly but with a high degree of professionalism and a non- corporate feel.  We respect our colleagues, customers and suppliers and we offer freedom to act, to challenge the status quo but to also take responsibility. If you have what it takes to be part of Peak, please click APPLY!

 

Peak Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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