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Title:  Finance Manager - Technology & Corporate Functions


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions Inc
Requisition ID:  10615

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Primary Purpose

Primary responsibilities of the Finance Manager - Technology & Corporate Functions will include coordinating across Global Technology and Finance teams to manage the planning, recording, and reporting of IT costs and projects. The position will also have oversight over budgeting and reporting of HR, Finance, Legal, and other corporate functions, providing financial support and oversight.


Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the Global Technology Function Budgeting and Reporting processes

  • Lead the preparation, consolidation and review of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP)and monthly forecast updates for Global Technology
  • Coordinate with Cost Center and project managers on Budget proposals and adjustments to meet the company’s strategic goals
  • Develop, challenge, and measure ROI analyses on proposed Technology projects
  • Prepare scenario and sensitivity analyses with financial models
  • Partner with Technology leadership to allocate and review Capital Expenditure plan


  • Partner closely with Project Management Office (PMO) to review project forecasts and anticipate budget variances
  • Facilitate clear, accurate, and timely communication of information to Executive Leadership and cost center leadership teams
  • Work collaboratively across geographically disparate groups
  • Coordinate across regional FP&A organizations to communicate and provide insights on Technology results and outlook


Oversee Budgeting and Reporting of HR, Finance, Legal, and other Corporate Functions

  • Partner with Global Function leaders to coordinate and review their annual budgets and monthly cost reporting
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and detailed financial support
  • Lead the Corporate Segment AOP process and presentation


Provide Financial Statement Oversight

  • Review the monthly Corporate P&L for variances against Forecast
  • Maintain financial oversight of expenses on IT managed projects to ensure Project Managers are following proper capitalization rules per policy
  • Partner with tax team and operational owners to determine appropriate allocation of IT and Corporate expenses for segment and statutory reporting
  • Work directly with function owners across IT to accurately plan, record, and report costs and project requirements.
  • Partner with Global leaders and teams for Finance, HR, Legal and other Corporate functions to provide financial support and lead budgeting / reporting processes


Specialized Knowledge/Skills

  • A minimum of 6-8 years’ work experience in Accounting/Finance with a track record of continual promotion and increased responsibility
  • Experienced background in Finance and Technology, including project cost capitalization GAAP and best practices
  • Strong Executive Presence and communication/presentation skills. Highly visible role.
  • Intermediate to advanced expertise in SAP BPC
  • Intermediate to advanced financial modeling skill set
  • Working knowledge of source data systems (SAP ECC, Hyperion/HFM), excel, finance master data, and data flows across multiple systems
  • Working, advanced knowledge of financial statements, management reporting and analytics, planning and forecasting, cost flow, accounting policies and procedures
  • Involvement in business strategy development and ERP implementations



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting is required
  • A minimum of 6-8 years’ work experience
  • MBA or CPA required
  • Public Company Experience Preferred
  • Knowledge of the distribution industry and chemical industry is desired


Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:

Office environment with travel 25-50%




Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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