Vice President, Finance (Grid Automation)

Date: Apr 18, 2024

Location: St. Louis, MO, US, 63146

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Job Overview

Reporting directly to the Segment Vice President, Finance, the Vice President, Finance (Grid Automation) will serve as a key financial advisor to Division President, Grid Automation and will be responsible for the accounting, financial reporting & controls, financial planning & analysis, operations, and commercial finance support for the Grid Automation businesses. 

 

The Grid Automation business is primarily comprised of a series of businesses acquired over the past 5+ years that design, manufacture, and sell a wide variety of protection and control, switching and smart infrastructure devices and communication systems for electric, water and gas utilities in the US and internationally.  In 2023, the business recorded sales of approximately $1.0B. 

 

The successful candidate will serve as a key member of the Grid Automation leadership team and help execute the profitable growth strategy of the business as well as be a key member of the HUS finance team.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills, will be forward-thinking, innovative, and strategic, and have an ability to balance multiple priorities and initiatives simultaneously.  Willingness to dive deep into the details while keeping an eye on the bigger picture will be critical to finding creative solutions and providing insights and recommendations to business partners.  In addition to leading and developing a team of finance and accounting professionals across the Grid Automation strategic business unit, an important aspect of this role is to partner with the various enterprise and segment shared service organizations to ensure accurate, timely, reliable financial accounting and reporting and a collaborative approach.

A Day In The Life

Overall Responsibilities for the Role:

  • Serve as a financial advisor and trusted business partner to the Division President, Grid Automation, and the Grid Automation leadership team.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to work on and support Grid Automation strategic plan
  • Oversee all aspects of finance operations for the Grid Automation strategic business unit, including accounting, financial reporting & controls, financial planning & analysis, and operations and commercial finance.
  • Ensure proper design and operational effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting,
  • Lead and manage the annual financial planning process, as well as the monthly and quarterly forecasting process and monthly and quarterly financial closes.
  • Develop appropriate tracking methods and analytical models surrounding orders, revenue, margins, expenses, manufacturing production spending & variances, cash flow and other key performance measures.
  • Support and track ongoing productivity initiatives, capital expenditures, restructuring initiatives, strategic investments in new product innovation, as well as other key areas. 
  • Support acquisition growth strategy, including thorough evaluation and due diligence of target companies, integration planning and seamless execution of acquisition integration activities.
  • Support internal audit reviews as well as Hubbell’s integrated US GAAP audit and applicable statutory audits as needed.
  • Serve as champion for SAP implementations across the Grid Automation businesses.
  • Partner with the tax team to ensure compliance with tax laws and statutory regulations specific to the countries with sales and operations.

What will help you thrive in this role?

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA, CMA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Ability to understand complex revenue recognition and other complex accounting transactions.15+ years of finance and accounting positions of increasing responsibility
  • Supervisory / managerial experience
  • Demonstrates executive presence and proven ability to communicate efficiently and effectively across various levels of the organization.
  • Strong knowledge of technical accounting, cost accounting, financial reporting, financial modeling, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, and strategic planning, capital planning, productivity management
  • SAP experience a strong plus.
  • Self-reliant, excellent problem solver results oriented approach.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
  • Strong analytical skills, advanced Excel skills, PowerPoint, Power BI data visualization experience
  • Strong written, verbal communications and PowerPoint presentation skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be flexible for travel as needed; estimate approximately 25% to 40% travel requirement

Hubbell Incorporated

 

Hubbell creates critical infrastructure solutions that power our customers, communities, people and the planet. Our company is strategically aligned around enabling grid modernization and electrification. As more products plug in to an aging grid, Hubbell solutions enable the transition to a more reliable, resilient and efficient energy infrastructure. Founded in 1888 our innovation has made us a leading global manufacturer of high quality electrical and utility solutions enabling customers to operate critical infrastructure reliably and efficiently.

 

The company operates in two segments. Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications and Hubbell Electrical Solutions (HES) are essential to managing power across a wide range of industries and applications. Our vertical market solutions can be applied to markets including Data Centers, Renewables, Commercial Buildings, Industrial, Telecom and Transportation. Supporting both of our business segments is our corporate and Hubbell Unified Business Solutions teams that provide consistent process, tools technologies across our businesses.

 

We are committed to operating sustainably and ethically while promoting an inclusive and supportive culture for our people to grow and develop in their careers. Our employees proudly work and serve our communities from our headquarters in Shelton, CT, across the United States and around the globe.

 

Hubbell Utility Solutions 

 

Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications. HUS provides the critical components that allow the grid to reliably transmit and distribute energy, as well as the communications and controls technologies to make the grid smarter and more flexible.

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


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