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Director of Accounting - Shared Services 15552788

McLean, Va
Director/Senior Director
Accounting & Finance, Shared Services
$175k-195k plus bonus
Fully remote or hybrid based on candidate’s preference/location

Our client is a leader in their industry and seeking to add to their Accounting leadership team. The Director/Senior Director will be integral in engaging, building and managing the relationship with a BPO service provider.
Candidates should show significant in-house experience setting up and transitioning accounting roles to more cost efficient areas such as India or Latin America. Some travel to McLean VA, Indian and/or Costa Rica is likely.

Specific duties in this exciting role include:
  • Providing leadership and strategic direction to the following key Shared Services teams: procure to pay, vendor management, resident billing and collections, fixed asset accounting and area controllers with an opportunity to streamline other business functions and processes
  • Driving a portfolio of diverse projects, building new teams as needed and aligning new operations to company-wide risk and compliance requirements
  • Implementing new ERP’s as necessary
  • Developing and managing SLAs, automation and change management
  • Overseeing 5-6 shares service towers
  • Increasing the strategic and operational effectiveness, efficiency, and speed of the client’s current functions
  • Implementing project controls and building long-term strategic plans
  • Standardizing and documenting financial processes and procedures, building out controls and applying best practices

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or general business with a strong preference for a Master’s degree
  • Ten or more years of accounting or financial experience and 3 or more years of management in a Shared Services environment
  • Strong aptitude for project management and implementing project controls
  • Strong understanding of how people, process, and technology intersect to deliver business functionality
  • Ability to identify areas, communicate recommendations and implement improvements with existing processes
  • Knowledge of and experience working with implementing financial technology solutions
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Workday and Yardi are a plus
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