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Director Finance, Business Segment

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21768 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We're hiring a Business Segment Finance Director to join our Finance team.


  • Act as a trusted partner to the business segment President and build collaborative relationships with other stakeholders inside the organization
  • Ownership of P/L and Cashflow for specific business segment
  • Prepare and review consolidated financial reports & presentations for Grace and business segment leadership
  • Lead the creation and presentation of complex financial analysis
  • Drive strategic initiatives, manage day to day tasks and lead key deliverables critical for success of business/function/Grace
  • Ensure all internal/external deadlines are met
  • Participation in M&A opportunities specific to business segment
  • Identify and drive enterprise improvement plan activities - interface with leaders across Grace to ensure proper reporting and alignment on impacts
  • Coordinate efficiently and effectively with the various finance teams, the business finance leaders, the Grace operations center in Manila, as well other functional groups outside of finance to facilitate the seamless consolidation of Grace financials.
  • Help to maintain a strong, cost-effective controls environment ensuring compliance with all accounting and reporting regulations, and company accounting policies and procedures

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 15+ years of relevant experience in large multinational manufacturing corporation - progressing in finance/accounting and working in a matrixed environment
  • SAP and related systems (BPC, SAC, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Suite capabilities (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to interact effectively with executives, management and functional peer groups and to gain cooperation from others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate/present issues and recommendations in a clear and concise manner, excellent business acumen
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be highly organized, detail oriented, able to multitask, prioritize, and respond when sense of urgency is present
  • Team oriented and capable of collaborating across multiple functions within the organization
  • Ability to interact with all Finance functions – Accounting, FP&A, Tax, and Treasury
  • Confident with strong interpersonal, influencing, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues and management
  • Possess the ability to work independently and exercise own judgment
  • Dynamic, flexible, and can thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to motivate and drive results
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks/deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or MBA is a plus


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Other Compensation

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore