Senior Director of Accounting & FP&A (Hybrid) $10,000 sign on bonus

1A Auto, Inc. Nashua, New Hampshire
senior director accounting accounting financial management team director auto cost education operations tax
December 5, 2022
1A Auto, Inc.
Nashua, New Hampshire
*$10,000 sign on bonus*

Hybrid Role

About 1A Auto

1A Auto is a high growth E-commerce company and we pride ourselves on employing the best talent. Each team member brings a unique skill set to the table and collectively has a history of accomplishing the most challenging of goals. We are an online aftermarket auto parts retailer headquartered North West of Boston. We are a leader in our market and positioned for further growth. We offer a great can-do culture, a casual work environment, and the opportunity to apply your skills in a rewarding situation.

We have a passion for empowering people to do their own auto repairs. Our company's mission is to make your car projects go smoothly and to become your trusted source for auto parts. We treat our customers like family. And our niche is to provide excellent value, exceptional customer service and education to make customers confident in their decision to do their own repairs.

Summary of the Sr. Director of Accounting & FP&A

Seeking a humble yet confident, strong, and disciplined financial leader to join the 1A Auto team as their Sr. Director of Accounting and FP&A. This position is a direct report to the CEO and will lead and oversee the planning, implementation, and management of the finance activities including reporting, accounting, business planning, budgeting, and forecasting. This leader will drive efficiency and implement strategies that improve profitability, financial control and provide the CEO and executive team with information useful in decision making. The Sr. Director of Accounting and FP&A be a role model as a leader who is willing to roll up their sleeves to make a measurable impact on the business.

The successful candidate will be a values-based leader, who establishes and maintains strong collaborative working relationships with all leadership and employees throughout the company. The Sr. Director of Accounting and FP&A must understand the business goals and objectives of the company and be able to provide significant insight into the financial aspect of all the company's operations.

Working environment includes:

High transactional volume
Annual growth more than 20%
Data driven decision making
Privately held business with unique financing requirements

Responsibilities of the Sr. Director of Accounting & FP&A

Management/Leadership/finance team overseeing all accounting functions including monthly financial statements, annual audits, tax compliance and fillings, contracts, banking, insurance, surety, budgeting, inventory control, cost accounting and internal control procedures.
Systems/Disciplines - partner with the senior leadership team to build, develop & execute financial & accounting strategies/processes and systems that effectively meet, support, and enhance company objectives.
Financial analysis - development and oversight of financial key performance metrics. Identify areas of concern and opportunity for improvement; approach complex problems and issues from a system thinking perspective. Budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling.
Education - provide accounting, financial analytics, cost analysis, identification of financial concerns education to colleagues.
Cost accounting - job cost, operations, equipment and overhead cost management and oversight.
Cost optimization - Review expenses within accounting (transactional fees) and outside.
Financial reporting and information access improvements - timing and access to information needed by ownership, management, and operations.
Internal Controls - strong understanding and ability to evaluate and identify weaknesses.
Process automation - using technology to replace manual, duplicative, and error prone processes with automation.
Tax & Audit Compliance - federal, state, and local (income, property, payroll, business) and sales tax.
Banking, insurance, and treasury management oversight responsibility.
Provide recommendations on new metrics and analysis across verticals - working in concert with operational leads to develop buy-in, near-term and long-term project-based impact.
Determine price versus performance variances on projects (pricing variances from the estimate v. on the job performance metrics) including creating a template that eases analysis of controllable costs for operations personnel.
Determine reasonable gross margin standards for lines of business based on historical facts and pricing trends.

Education/Experience of the Sr. Director of Accounting & FP&A

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline; with an MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred.
10+ years of financial and accounting experience and 6+ years managing a team
Knowledge of foreign exchange
Documented success working as a part of a company's senior management team to strategize and function as a true business partner to the management team.
Robust knowledge of GAAP and ability to apply principles effectively and accurately throughout areas of responsibility
High level technical experience using Great Plains or similar ERP software and Avalara or similar tax compliance software
Familiarity with Business Intelligence tools
Exceptional working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. SQL a plus
International experience a plus
E-commerce or retail experience
Director level relationship management and negotiation experience required
Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated influencing abilities
Success operating at elevated level and diving into details when necessary
Organizational and time-management skills and a demonstrated ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
Exposure to Merger and Acquisition transactions
Limited International and Domestic travel required

Please note: This job description is not all inclusive and is meant to capture much of the job functions.

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