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Date:  Nov 29, 2023
Location:  Ann Arbor
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Ann Arbor,
we are looking for you as a(n) Chief Financial Officer.


Chief Financial Officer

Under the direction of the Wacker Chemie, AG CFO Executive Board Member and the President of WCC, the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer is responsible for directing, planning, and organizing controlling functions surrounding the financial performances of the US.  With approximate sales of $1 Billion and 1,800 employees.  This function manages a staff of 5 Directors that lead the areas of Controlling, Credit, Accounts Payable, Treasury, Tax, I.T. Procurement, Logistics, and General Ledger, supporting 4 business divisions with 10 corresponding locations.  This position includes some board and fiduciary responsibility at WCC/WPNA/WBU.

  • Working within the global matrix to enable strong financial performance of the United States region with approximately $1 Bn million in sales and 1,800 employees.  Manages a staff of 5 directors that lead the areas of Controlling, Credit, AP, Treasury, Tax, IT, Procurement, and Logistics, supporting 4 business divisions at 10 locations.
  • Responsible for the formulation and issuance of accounting policies and practices that are compatible with the international parent company and U.S. accounting requirements.
  • Appraises the corporation's financial position by consolidating and interpreting monthly financial and operating reports to all levels of management both in Germany and U.S.  This includes the formulation of accounting policies, the preparation of financial statements and operating data, the coordination of systems and procedures, and special reports as required. 
  • Coordinates and administers an adequate plan for the control of operations.  Such a plan provides, profit planning, sales forecasts, expense budgets, accounts receivable, cost standards and saving opportunities, and capital investing, together with the necessary controls and procedures to effectuate the plan.
  • Through leading the Procurement and Logistics functions, ensure that efficiencies and cost saving opportunities are implemented to support the business divisions objectives.
  • Assures protection for the assets of the business through internal control, internal and external auditing and assuring proper insurance coverage.  Also responsible for approving customer credit limit and terms above a pre-determined dollar amount.



  • Master's degree in accounting or a related field or an MBA.
  • 15+ years of related experience including time working in a global matrix environment
  • CPA highly recommended. 
  • Working knowledge of accounting and settlement (A&S) and Capital expenditure project management
  • 30+% (frequently in the region and some international travel)
  • Strategic and analytical analysis at Executive/Board level.  Major experience in strong team development across business and site management units.  Ability to collaborate support across other non-financial areas.
  • Candidate must have strong personal presence, highly intellectual knowledge developing and ability to sell what financials can be achieved in the American markets.
  • Candidate with a very diverse executive experience capable of doing broad responsibilities beyond the normal/typical financial role.
  • Strong collaborative spirit and ambassador for strong inclusive corporate culture.   Demonstrative ability to lead and develop leaders across multiple functions.
  • Desirable to have international experience in a matrix organization with European headquarters which would lead to regional profit opportunities and support local business management in their business focus.
  • Candidate must have the highest level of integrity and display emotional intelligence.
  • Responsible for directing the information and data integrity of the enterprises Information Services and practices that are compatible with the parent company.
  • Establishes and implements a sound operational and organizational plan in direct support of the Business Plan including 5-year BP planning.
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25684 
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a green card).
WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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