Accounting & Controlling

Finance Project Manager

This role can be based in any US tesa tape, inc. location (Charlotte, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Novi)

The Finance Project Manager is responsible for leading all finance-related projects across North America. This individual will oversee project-level financial controls and provide strategic and transactional support to the project teams.  The Finance Project Manager will also serve as the key subject matter expert from a finance perspective and provide guidance, direction and input on capital expenditure, costing, reporting and governance matters.

What you will do: 
  • Partner with business units on various initiatives, new business opportunities, acquisition(s), etc. and provide financial advice to such initiatives
  • Perform a leading role in the relevant finance-related activities. Liaison for regional and corporate colleagues to address various accounting / controlling related matters, and management external advisers, auditors and consultants for various projects
  • Provide support to accounting/finance-related work streams when necessary
  • Drive process improvements that can be implemented across the finance community within North America’s tesa companies
  • Assist and contribute to the corporate planning process with project-level forecasting and budgeting on behalf of projects under responsibility
  • Proactively partner with project teams to provide governance and oversight to ensure compliance to financial policies and procedures at a project level
  • Influence the financial performance of key capital expenditure proposals by providing financial and relevant recommendations to key decision makers
  • Act as the key subject matter expert pertaining to project accounting and transactional requirements for relevant finance system initiatives, such as ERP implementation or system integration initiatives
  • Forecast, manage, and report on planned vs actual project schedule, and resource utilization
  • Establish positive relationships with clients and peers that build credibility, foster collaboration, and empower the project team
  • Manage issues, risks, and changes using appropriate and agreed upon processes and tools established within the governance model
What you will need: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related technical business field. Advanced degree preferred, preferably MBA in finance and or marketing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of financial or business analysis experience required, ideally from within a global, process-driven manufacturing company.
  • Costing of manufactured goods experience is required
  • Experience working with M&A and integration of systems and harmonization of processes, preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, logistics, and communication skills.
  • Excellent with MS Office software is essential, including significant experience using Excel pivot tables and MS Access
  • SAP knowledge required. Experience with S4 HANA preferred.
  • Willingness & ability to travel up to 10%
tesa tape Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled

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