POSITION SUMMARY: As an integral member of the Senior Management Team at Site and Leadership team for the North America vertical of the Piramal Group.
The Director, Finance  leads efforts to achieve organizational financial goals and ensure there is proper accounting and financial reporting. The position is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems as well as ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions including monitoring cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll.  
For the appropriately qualified individual, this position will also oversee the North America vertical of Piramal Group in terms of assessing Financial and operational performance with respect to Group objectives.

Key accountabilities:

  • Directs financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protects company assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Provides financial reporting by collecting, interpreting, and reporting key financial data.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports.  Advises Senior Management of actions and potential risks.
  • Directs client invoicing per contractual obligations and achieves account receivable goals.
  • Manages inventory, including cycle counting, year-end physical inventory, and cost corrections/reconciliations.
  • Coordinates and oversees external auditing.
  • Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.
  • Directs payroll administration and insurance policies for the Company.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources to hire, train, develop, and appraise staff effectively. 
  • Monitors innovation in information technology affecting functional areas to ensure on-going efficient departmental effectiveness and compliance.
  • Ensure consistent implementation and sustenance of Group Accounting and Financial policies across the North American sites
  • Periodic review of entities in North America vertical through set review process to monitor operational and financial performance and deciding course of action as per group processes.
  • Analysing capital investment cases for North American vertical ensuring group payback criteria are met
  • Provide financial/commercial input to key new business enquiries amnd commercial issues across the North American vertical

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Shall adhere to all regulatory requirements, including FDA, EPA, OSHA, and related safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices.
  • Consistent support and practice of all Ash Stevens’ mission and values.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, financial, or related field.
  • MBA/CPA highly preferred.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience managing an accounting/finance function within a company.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ERP systems.

job competencies:

  • Strong business acumen and leadership skills.
  • Financial Management.
  • High ethical standards and the ability to maintain extreme confidentiality with sensitive company financial information.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Have the ability to develop, perform, evaluate, and troubleshoot within a scientific discipline.

Demonstrated strong analytical skills, and the ability to work independently against multiple deadlines.

 Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • Frequent lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, pushing and pulling can be expected.
  • Long periods of sitting and walking may also be expected in this position. 
  • This position may require long periods of sitting, typing, computer entry or looking at a computer.

Work environment:

  • Potential limited exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coats, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory uniform and appropriate shoes may be required in areas associated with this position.  
 Interested candidates may send their resume to

 JOB TITLE: Chemical Process Operator – Riverview, MI


Ash Stevens LLC, a division of Piramal Pharma Solutions, with over fifty five years as a premier, full-service contract research/cGMP manufacturing organization in the life sciences industry, is seeking a bright, self-motivated, hands-on person of high integrity that will thrive in our growing company’s results driven environment. Overall responsibilities will include activities associated with the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and materials, including operation of chemical process equipment and the charging and handling of associated chemicals.

The successful candidate for this position will have solid understanding of chemical processing and the handling chemicals in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge and experience in the pharmaceutical or chemical industries and especially with GMP regulations is desired.

Duties May Include:

  • Conducting chemical syntheses of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and their intermediates within scheduled dates or times.
  • Providing feedback on prospective process routes and/or synthetic procedures.
  • Maintaining cleanness and routine maintenance of equipment items within the working environment.
  • Retrieving supplies and materials; locating and verifying supplies and materials; delivering materials to production areas for use; dispensing chemicals for use.
  • Accurately documenting actions according to company policies.
  • Maintaining safe work environment; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.


  • 2+ years experience in an industrial chemical manufacturing environment or a minimum 2 year diploma from an accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Ability to work with solvents and other chemicals.
  • Ability to achieve forklift operator certification.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments and handle average to heavy weight materials.
  • Ability to work overtime as required; position will require shift and weekend work schedules.

Compensation commensurate with experience and ability. Excellent benefits package.

 Interested candidates may send their resume to


 Interested candidates may send their resume to

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