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Director, Finance

Westlake, Texas; Job Reference ID: DIREC04716
Company Description:

Core-Mark (Nasdaq CORE)

Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to over 45,000 customer locations in the U.S. and Canada through 32 distribution centers (excluding two distribution facilities the Company operates as a third party logistics provider). Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry convenience products.

$15.7 Billion in revenue and growing! Core-Mark is ranked 352 on Fortune’s 500 list of America’s largest companies and 23rd on the San Francisco Chronicle’s Annual Report on the top 200 Bay Area companies (The Chron200) in 2013. Our Corporate Culture provides a progressive, growth-oriented work environment, where you’ll enjoy greater autonomy, and a strong team atmosphere. We are seeking a professional with a high potential for advancement.


Direct & develop the Financial, Planning & Analysis (FP&A) group to fulfill the department goals which include providing meaningful & insightful analyses in the areas of customer profitability / pricing, M & A, valuation & impairment, SEC, IR, Accounting and Marketing group support, weekly variance reporting, periodic forecasting and annual business plan requirements. In addition, key responsibilities will include staff development, training field & corporate personnel, ensuring continual process improvements, and extensive interaction with senior management.


  • Develop and direct the FP&A department personnel
  • Oversight of the preparation and presentation of customer and other profitability and pricing analyses, including extensive interaction with senior managers
  • M&A analyses oversight and involvement including due diligence, modeling and asset valuations
  • Ongoing valuation & impairment analyses, including negotiation, coordination & oversight of valuation experts
  • Primary analytical support for external public filings and investor relations communication, including consult on MD&A, scripts and presentation decks
  • Ultimately responsible for key weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual financial analyses and selected management reporting, including significant participation in variance analyses / trending
  • Coordinate and oversee the Company’s annual and long term business plan and forecasts, including consolidation, review, and presentation. Capable of presenting the annual business plan to Senior Management and the Board of Directors
  • Direct the FP&A department to improve processes and technology, including maintenance and enhancement of Company models
  • Oversight of department responses to non-routine and ad-hock requests for financial analyses
  • Team player and significant interaction / support of other finance groups including Accounting, Compliance, Treasury, Internal Audit, Tax, etc.


Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Leadership Competencies:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills, maturity and integrity
  • Able to develop team & staff through training, guidance, delegation and succession planning
  • Successfully presents ideas and influences others for positive results
  • Builds solid positive relationships with senior business partners
  • Willing to reach beyond comfort zone

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated management skills
  • Strong analytical skills, creative and critical thinking ability
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and financial modeling / analyses techniques
  • Strong systems skills. Experience with SAP, Cognos, AS400, visual basic, pivot tables, Access, project management software

Interpersonal Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and strong technical writing skills
  • Provides high level of service & support to business partners
  • Flexible, organized, and able to handle multiple and competing priorities
  • Able to adapt and contribute to organizational change in a dynamic fast paced environment
  • Assertive, driven and a sense of humor required


  • At least 8-10 years of relevant experience in a leadership role, within an FP&A environment or in a Corporate Controller role
  • Medium to large-size company experience, preferably with a publicly-held company

Minimum educational level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or Equivalent
  • MBA, CPA, CMA, or CFA preferred