Finance Manager

Hartzell seeks a Finance Manager to be a strategic resource in a current multi-business acquisition strategy. The Finance Manager will be responsible to provide multi-site leadership to various businesses throughout the United States. The Manager will partner with the local business GM to establish the annual budget and drive cost control metrics and practices. In addition, the person filling this roll will be responsible to identify synergies between the newly acquired businesses and Hartzell Propeller. The ideal candidate must be willing to travel and have the unique ability to work autonomously while also collaborating with site leadership. The Manager will have responsibility to manage the onsite Accounting personnel.  

Key Deliverables

1) Support the development of timely, accurate, and well supported GAAP financial statements.  

  1. Provide monthly reporting

2) Regularly analyze financial results for budget variances and support the development and implementation of standard metrics and cost cutting initiatives

3) Develop and monitor the budget; ensure alignment with the overarching Hartzell budget

4) Monitor trends and develop assumptions on operational and financial data

5) Oversee inventory management and valuation control, including monthly reconciliation

6) Ensure appropriate cash management at each individual business.

First Year Success Factors

1) Oversee the integration of each newly acquired business unit into a consolidated financial reporting framework.

2) Develop and maintain GAAP compliant financial statements and accounting practices at each business, ensuring both accurate and timely financial reporting.

3) Develop effective system of managing business unit accounting staff remotely, while also ensuring an appropriate level of time spent physically on-site

4) Drive and support the development of an effective inventory control process and appropriate valuation methods in alignment with global inventory practices.

5) Develop strong working relationships with the business unit leaders at each location with an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 5-10 years of progressive financial experience with relevant industry exposure. A candidate who has a passion for aviation is strongly desired.


Required Technical Competencies

  1. Exposure and Strength in the following areas:
  2. Financial and Operations analysis skills & financial modeling – ability to frame questions, gather and organize data, and challenge outputs to arrive at business intelligence (turn data into information) in a fast-paced environment
  3. Budgeting and Financial Management – ability to create a budget and both analyze the results and drive the appropriate action
  4. General Accounting skills and working knowledge of GAAP
  5. Proficient Computer Skills – MS Office
  6. Advanced Excel Functions
  7. Pivot Tables, VLookups, etc
  8. ERP or similar business systems exposure
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to synthesize financial issues for communication to a non-financial audience.

Behavioral Characteristics

1) Drives for Results – Is action oriented and can be counted on to meet goals successfully; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

2) Demonstrates ethics and values – Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs and acts in line with those values. Practices and rewards these values to reinforce desired company culture.

3) Builds Strategic Working Relationships - Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

4) Continuous Learning – Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application.

5) Strategic Decision Making – Obtains information and identifies issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; commits to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.

6) Work Standards – Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.