Director of Finance

Wigwam Mills, Inc.
Job Description
Director of Finance
Wigwam Mills, Inc. is a long-standing leader in the US-based development and manufacturing of high-quality, performance socks.  We work together as a team and know that our greatest asset is a loyal, well-informed employee.  Founded in 1905 by the Chesebro family, Wigwam remains privately owned today. Come join our family-owned business, proudly located in Sheboygan, WI for over 110 years! 
Provide the overall direction and control of the financial activities of the company.

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Oversee the treasurer activities.
  • Participate in the arrangement and the execution of the compa­ny's borrowing programs.
  • Reviewing the preparation of tax returns to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws and regulations.
  • Assuring that all reports required by government agencies, pertaining to the financial status of the corporation, are filed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Participating in the maintenance of sound and constructive rela­tionships with the financial community.
  • Act as Secretary - Treasurer
  • Maintain capital stock records.
  • Preparing minutes of Stockholders and Board of Directors meet­ings.
  • Reviewing all contracts to determine actions required by compa­ny and see that terms are fulfilled.
  • Notarizing proofs of claim and other employee documents.
  • Review and administer the all insurance programs Health, Life, Business, Etc.
  • Administer the employee retirement plan for the company.
  • Oversee audit of 401k plan and preparation of 5500 for 401k and health plans.
  • Develop and recommend to the president financial objectives, plans, policies and programs.  Advise the president of all financial affairs of the company.
  • Develop the preparation procedures for the corporate budget and oversee the implementation through the Accounting Manager.  Review all budgets prior to submission to the President and make recommen­dations for approval or revisions.
  • Supervise and direct, through the Accounting Manager, the account­ing organization and activities, accounting records and accounting systems of the company.  Ensure that the methods and procedures are adequate to appraise and control the financial needs of the corpo­ration.
  • Develop and maintain the credit policies of the company and accounts receivable functions.
    • Review the cash flow planning and analysis.
  • Be the company’s representative for the Captive Insurance Company and Wellness Clinic.
  • Direct the preparation of the budget for his own department.
  • Arrange and schedule the annual audit and act as the primary con­tact with the company's public accountants.
  • Supervise internal audits as required.
  • Prepare and review with the president on a monthly basis the month­ly statement analysis and make recommendations for actions to be taken.
  • Ensure that proper financial security is being maintained throughout the company:
  • Be certain that the required checks and balances do exist in the accounting department.
  • Be responsible for physical security arrangements and practices and be sure they are in order.
  • Through the Accounting Manager, oversee the preparation overhead rates.
  • Oversee all payroll functions through the Accounting Manager, taxes and reports.
  • Administrative
    • Direct the office management functions.
    • Planning for office space requirements and office equipment needs.
    • Approving office equipment purchases, rentals and leases.
    • Reviewing and approving office wage adjustments; hiring and firing of office employees.
  • Information Systems
    • Provide overall planning, direction, and control in the development and operation of all systems, procedures and data processing.
    • Conduct periodic status updates to the data processing steering com­mittee and follow up with detailed minutes of meetings that are con­ducted.
    • Determine the equipment and software needs of the company.
    • Review all leases for equipment.
    • Review all IT maintenance contracts.
  • General
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
    • Be a participating member of the Staff Committee, Retirement Savings Plan Investment Committee, Wigwam Mills Fund Board and Information Systems Steering Committee
A four-year degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required. A CPA license and or Masters degree would be a plus. Ten years of experience is required with work as an accounting manager or as a controller a must.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; and use hands to handle, or touch objects or controls.
  • Normal office environment with some exposure to the factory.
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