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Cummins Inc. Executive Director Controller and Global Finance Shared Services Leader in Nashville, Tennessee

Executive Director Controller and Global Finance Shared Services Leader


Cummins is looking for a talented Executive Director Controller and Global Finance Shared Services Leader to join our team specializing in Finance Shared Services for Cummins Corporate/Business Services in Nashville, Tennessee or Columbus/Indianapolis, Indiana. This leader will provide strategic and business leadership to the global Finance and Accounting shared service operations for Cummins Inc.

The position reports to Cummins Business Services Vice President and works directly with the Executive Finance Leadership team to set direction and ensure top quartile performance, drive efficiency gains and compliance in the execution of shared-services work and help optimize working capital. It will work with the businesses to deliver value through performance improvement and analytics that support decision making.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Responsible for working with the business and the finance function on the vision for finance and accounting shared services and executing that vision.

  • Responsible for accounting practices, financial controls and compliance, budgeting, financial reporting and analytics for Cummins Shared Services.

  • Maintain a strong focus on best in class execution and deliver short term results while moving towards the long-term vision.

  • Responsible for global talent management for finance and accounting shared service operations; including attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of existing policies, processes, and systems with a focus on simplifying, standardizing and implementing best practices globally.

  • Improve internal control environment to more efficiently monitor transaction risk and financial exposure.

  • Develops and monitors service level agreements including meaningful metrics and service pricing.

  • Provide oversite to the global budgeting and strategic simulation processes.

  • Responsible for strategic third -party suppliers for financial services

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience leading a global finance organization with a preferred focus on manufacturing, distribution and shared services.

  • Comfortable building partnerships in a global matrixed organization, working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Excellent Communications skills and ability to listen to key stakeholders

  • Comfortable engaging in constructive conflict to drive improvement

  • Global perspective – uses a global lens and takes a broad view when approaching issues

  • Excellent business acumen - making the right calls at the right time

  • Business partnering, and strong customer service focused

  • Think analytically, focus on the big picture, and able to drill into the detail and understand the impact.

  • Understand how the business works and the upstream and downstream activities that impact and are impacted by Finance

  • Drives vision and purpose

  • Experience in managing and/or transforming a Global Finance Shared Service Center Required

  • Experience in managing a multi-site international finance team required

  • Utilize technology to improve performance and control


Develops talent – Develop people to meet both their career goals and organization’s goals

Organizational savvy – Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics

Change Leadership – Implements needed change while maintain the cohesion of the organization and meeting short-term operational goals

Communicates Skills – Communicates clearly and effectively, facilitates collaboration and seeks to learn from others.

Negotiation and Influence – Gets others to buy into a vision, quickly learns credibility, protects interests and grasps opportunities while creating win-win situations and maintaining a reputation of fairness.

Partnering and Relationship Building – Works effectively with leaders of business units and external organizations, designs and manages multi-organizational initiative, demonstrates empathy for other views.

People Leadership– Attracts, develops, engages and retains the best talent for the organization, Inspires and motivates teams to achieve extraordinary results.


  • Bachelor's degree in a business, finance or related field or equivalent work experience (finance/accounting degree, CPA and/or MBA preferred)


Primary Location United States-Tennessee-Nashville-US, TN, Nashville, Cummins Business Services

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Oct 9, 2020, 3:40:12 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 20000218