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Financial Risk Management Director in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 5/2/2019

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Reporting to the Head of Treasury & Investor Relations, the Financial Risk Management Director is an integral member of the Finance Team, pivotal in the management of financial risk management including capital markets exposures and insurance. Responsibilities include setting strategic direction and leading the continuous improvement of capital and treasury risk management priorities, programs, models and methods. Leveraging that analysis to optimize and manage financial instruments to drive stability in financial performance using natural hedging, capital market instruments, insurance and treasury risk management techniques. The Capital Markets Analyst maximizes opportunity and minimizes risk related to cash, capital, credit, foreign exchange and interest rate fluctuations and insurance through development of, commitment to, and quality execution against treasury risk management processes. The Financial Risk Management Director maximizes opportunity and minimizes risk related to cash, capital, credit, foreign exchange and interest rate fluctuations and insurance through leadership on strategic capital and treasury risk management decisions and continuous improvement to solutions, programs and processes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Risk Management

  • Establish and maintain financial risk management governance regarding capital markets exposure to minimize volatility in financial performance.
  • Develop a structure to monitor financial risk exposure and leading indicators of financial volatility to support and create relevant reporting on executive and Board dashboards.   
  • Develop policies and KPIs related to financial risks and develop and monitor trigger thresholds on those KPIs.
  • Update the Enterprise Risk Management Steering Committee and Board of Directors insight by providing relevant information regarding financial risk management strategies and exposures.
  • Continuously evaluate current risk management strategies for ongoing effectiveness and changes in the macroeconomic environment.
  • Evaluate potential risk management and insurance solutions, develop strategic partnerships with bankers/strategic partners, and execute those solutions.
  • Complete balance sheet and cash flow stress testing.
  • Provide compliance and accounting support for capital markets and insurance solutions.
  • Drive senior leadership education sessions to drive better business decisions and natural hedges.
  • Develop and maintain insurance and reinsurance coverage strategy.
  • Identify insurance issues and resolve reporting and compliance issues in a timely manner.
  • Support debt and equity investor management including preparation for road shows and one-on-one meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Finance Analyst and Corporate Finance Manager to support the Investor Relations Manager and Head of Treasury & Investor Relations with preparation for earnings calls and annual investor presentations.
  • Establish and be a critical driver and stakeholder in the executive disclosure committee.
  • Participate in ongoing daily surveillance of market and industry events, industry trends, and macroeconomic trends. 
  • Provide market intelligence insight into forecasting.
  • Develop management reports on key market evolutions in partnership with Strategy, Finance, and the Business.

Process Improvement Management

  • Identify and assist in streamlining areas of improvement and document all procedures.

Direct Report Position Title(s)

  • Insurance Analyst
  • Capital Markets Analyst



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field)
  • Experience: 8 years related work experience in treasury, banking, finance, or risk management


  • Education: Masters of Business Administration
  • Experience: 5 years of experience in Treasury with experiencing natural hedging, capital markets hedging, and insurance strategies
  • Certifications: CTP (Certified Treasury Professional) or CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)

Candidate Skills and Competencies


  • Financial Planning
    • Design and oversee the organization's budgeting process related to capital markets exposures, specifically regarding the length of the process and who is involved.
    • Combine expert budget planning and development knowledge with business insight to serve as an authority on financial planning of capital markets exposures in the organization.  
    • Employ and continuously evaluate initiatives to decrease budgeting inconsistencies.
    • Partner with business leaders to create the long-term (12+ months) goals for financial performance, including key performance indicators (KPIs), numbers, and financial ranking in comparison to competitors, and ensuring that the budget reflects these goals. 
    • Allocate financial resources to drive business growth and meet strategic goals.
    • Oversee the development of the organization's projected financial statements, related to the budgeted revenue and cost targets.
  • Data Analysis
    • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of metrics.
    • Select relevant and insightful metrics.
    • Glean insight from metrics and use this information to effectively transform initiatives. Identify trends and patterns, predicts outcomes, and apply them in meaningful ways throughout all business units.
    • Use metrics and data as key rationale behind business decisions. Able to explain data insights in a compelling way.
    • Act as an advocate for data and technology in the wider organization.
    • Incorporate data and insights from multiple sources to tell a meaningful story and share actionable recommendations.
  • Financial Accounting
    • Ensure proper disclosure of the organization's financial statements and serve as a subject-matter expert in the reporting obligations of the organization.
    • Analyze organizational financial statements to assess the impact of different processes that support general accounting and identify trends and areas of improvement.
    • Integrate or improves the organization's month-end closing activities.
    • Oversee and approve reconciliation and adjustment to the operational processes underlying financial transactions.
    • Manage and ensure conformity, accuracy, and completeness of the organization's processes that support general accounting.
  • Management Accounting
    • Leverage advanced performance measurement techniques; modify performance measurement techniques to ensure continued appropriateness for the organization's business model.
    • Collaborate with finance and accounting leaders to make suggestions for optimizing the portfolio mix and supply chain, while fulfilling the organization's value proposition.
    • Anticipate profitability issues related to the organization's product portfolio and supply chain by conducting environmental scans in the medium term (6-12 months).
    • Evaluate organizational performance using industry best-practice frameworks, reviewing financial and non-financial results, and identify new initiatives related to improving the organization's financial performance.
    • Modify the organization's performance measurement model when necessary and make exceptions to the model for atypical situations.
    • Support the management accountant leader to identify each department as a responsibility center and communicate the corresponding performance measurements.
    • Evaluate the organization's current management reporting systems to identify areas of opportunity for efficiency and integration.
    • Analyze competitors' financial information, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, in comparison to the organization's.
    • Initiate benchmarking process improvement programs to increase efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance
    • Evaluate and update the organization's policies.
    • Serve as a subject-matter expert in the organization's policies related to financial risk management and insurance.
    • Anticipate potential risks or issues related to the organization's policies and develop a risk mitigation plan to accompany these issues. 
    • Enforce compliance with organizational regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Conduct medium-term (6-12 months) internal scans to identify barriers and opportunities related to the organization's current internal compliance policies and procedures.
  • Internal Control
    • Serve as the subject-matter expert on internal control systems within the organization and ensure that the organization meets or exceeds operational, financial, and internal control compliance objectives.
    • Partner with business leaders to set the policies and procedures for internal control, with the goal of achieving policy alignment with organizational objectives.
    • Design, implement, and oversee the ongoing evaluation of the organization's internal control systems.
    • Set, maintain, and update fraud or error detection frameworks and protocol. 
    • Devise the organization's internal auditing plan in terms of human resource allocation, time, and tools required.
    • Perform or direct the internal audit work, as indicated in the audit work plan.
    • Create and maintain strong relations with the external auditing organization.
    • Interpret internal and external audit reports, drawing implications and next steps for the organization based on the data.
  • Finance
    • Analyze and identify opportunities for investing in capital markets tools to reduce capital markets risk.
    • Identify strengths and weaknesses with the organization's current capital structure and create reports to recommend improvements. 
    • Recommend new treasury management initiatives or disposal of older initiatives to enhance the financial stability of the organization and eliminate gaps with current policies and procedures.
    • Identify areas of opportunity or barriers for the organization's financing initiatives and foreign exchange management by conducting a medium-term (6-12 months) environmental scan. 
    • Determine which businesses would be an appropriate alignment with the organization, if applicable to the financial strategy.
    • Handle requests from businesses who want to merge or acquire the organization; evaluate and negotiate the proposition.
    • Apply a comprehensive knowledge of business, capital project, and asset valuation techniques to address complex valuations.
    • Lead the development of risk management policies for the organization.
    • Understand how changes in local and global markets will affect organizational goals and strategies.
  • Professional Accounting Standards, Requirements, and Procedures Understanding and Compliance
    • Demonstrate a general understanding of professional accounting standards, requirements, and procedures related to the business (e.g. IFRS, SEC).
    • Abide and apply professional accounting standards, requirements, and procedures when dealing with financial transactions or statements, ensuring all required documentation and information is provided.
    • Keep up to date with most current professional accounting standards, requirements, and procedures related to capital markets tools.

Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel Required: Limited travel expectations as needed only for integration and other project work (<10%).

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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