Director of Finance - TX - Houston
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Director of Finance
TX - Houston

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 38 markets in 8 states across the nation.

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957. We operate in 38 markets in eight states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as second move-up and active adults. We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios. In addition, our industry leadership in sustainability helps to lower the cost of homeownership for our buyers compared to a typical resale home. We take a broad approach to sustainability, encompassing energy efficiency, water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart home capabilities and waste reduction. KB Home is the first national builder to have earned awards under all of the U.S. EPA's homebuilder programs - ENERGY STAR®, WaterSense® and Indoor airPLUS®.

JOB SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, the Director of Finance shares responsibility with the VP Finance for the creation of divisional business plans, budgets, forecasting and quarterly updates, as well as overseeing the accuracy of the accounting and internal financial reporting. The position must help to ensure financial integrity of the division in all aspects of reporting and the adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and company accounting policies, preparation of annual business plans, and safeguarding of assets.    The Director of Finance is also responsible for communicating significant accounting issues to the VPF and the company’s centralized accounting center.  The Director of Finance also assists with overseeing the purchasing contracts administration function of the division.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Prepares annual business plans, quarterly forecasts, and monthly flashes to submit to the corporate office.  Continually identifies and pro-actively manages execution failings compared to these submissions and partners with VPF on material changes on a timely basis.
  • Creates and facilitates the execution of action plans to achieve specific results when necessary. Participates in the formulation of key business strategies and partners with the VPF to ensure execution of strategies. Partners with other disciplines to develop and implement best practices to achieve the division’s goals.  Recommends enhancements to internal reports to better support management’s needs.  
  • Identifies cost savings and other profit enhancing strategies for the division.  Works with VPF to maximize long term divisional growth, profits and return on capital by identifying/recommending opportunities to maximize profit equation.  Periodically reviews division's costs and expenses and provides suggestions to ensure the lowest possible cost per unit is achieved. 
  • Actively participates in the land acquisition process and understands the divisions land pipeline, while ensuring the land pipeline supports high growth and market dominance with minimal risk to the Division’s budget. 
  • Monitors and approves field purchase orders, check requests, security requests, lot starts, and recurring monthly payments.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Certifications/Licenses      
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • Current CPA license or qualified and willing to obtain licensure
Experience 
  • Demonstrated success in the homebuilding industry as executive professional in finance or accounting. 
  • 6+ years of related financial management experience 
  • 4 + years of CPA/Public accounting experience 
  • Progressive levels of management responsibility within publicly traded organizations
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel (at least intermediate level)
  • Strong verbal and written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate succinctly and accurately
  • Strong ability to work within a team-setting, inclusive of other’s ideas
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills 
  • Conflict and Change Management skills 
  • Strong Business Acumen 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including strategic planning, being results oriented, and a strong team motivator
Work Requirements 
  • Must work 8-hour days (during core business hours) with flexibility for overtime when necessary
  • Must conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to potential buyers, external business associates and coworkers to reinforce goodwill and profitability for the company.


Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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