Director of Finance & Accounting - $125K - $150K

Lenexa, KS

Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: Job-1690

Director of Finance & Accounting


$125-150k plus 30% bonus plus ESOP


Lenexa, KS


Interviewing over the next two weeks


Bell & Associates has been engaged to help our client find their next Director of Finance & Accounting.  Reporting directly to the CFO, the Director of Finance & Accounting will be a highly talented, seasoned finance, accounting, and operations leader who works well in a team environment supporting multiple business units. The ideal candidate will possess a demonstrated track record of success in leading a financial organization through fundamental change, transformation and growth. The successful candidate will have a high level of integrity and be a highly effective business partner with all levels of leadership.



  • Provide insight and counsel relative to areas of financial leadership, business analytics, strategic planning, and growth.

  • Proactively communicate challenges and opportunities and recommend potential solutions/courses of action.

  • Identify and build upon processes and controls that will scale with the company, as well as providing the financial intelligence for all strategic decisions to help drive the business.

  • Partner with business unit General Managers to advise on bottom line profitability.

  • Oversee and monitor business unit accounting activities.

  • Assure that policies and procedures are consistent with auditing standards and financial records are accurate and timely.

  • Complete the monthly general ledger closing and financial statement generation, coordinating with Corporate Controller on consolidated results.

  • Ensure that finance and audit practices conform to company policies, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

  • Maintain the organizations accounting policies and procedures in line with regulatory requirements and best practices.

  • Lead and direct financial planning including annual operating plans, business analysis, forecasting, and reporting.

  • Collaboratively develop performance benchmarks for the company.

  • Partner with ERP implementation team to provide oversight to all financial processes and functions.

  • Partner with CFO and General Managers on acquisition activity, with heavy involvement in financial modeling, due diligence, and integration.

  • Manage and develop an internal accounting team.

  • Develop, mentor and coach the team in order to create and maintain a cohesive and progressive organization.



  • A Bachelor s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar field of study

  • CPA and/or MBA is highly desirable

  • 10+ years in progressive Accounting and Business management positions

  • Experience in a privately held, entrepreneurial company combined with public company experience is a plus

  • Experience coordinating FP&A activities with several distinct business units

  • Demonstrated proficiency with the use of technology, including Microsoft suite of products

  • ERP implementation experience highly desirable

  • Acquisition experience highly desirable, including financial modeling, due diligence, and integration

  • Exhibits the highest personal and professional standards of ethics and integrity

  • Outstanding leadership skills.

  • Capable of influencing the business and able to articulate a clear vision to internal customers and employee owners

  • Able to operate strategically, but just as comfortable operating on a detailed level

  • A proven track record of instilling core finance processes and controls, as well as creating Key Performance Indicators (KPI s) and analytics to gain better visibility into the business.

  • Extremely strong organizational skills.

  • Able to juggle multiple priorities and successfully deliver on commitments within promised timeframes.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and mentor. This individual will be energetic and able to create a motivational climate which will inspire employees best efforts.

  • This individual must be comfortable in an entrepreneurial and roll up your sleeves environment.


Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America -




Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.    


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