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Senior Director, Finance & Accounting Operations

Sterling, VA
Senior Director, Finance & Accounting Operations

$200,000 - $225,000 + 20% Target Bonus

Our $350m privately held, global client is searching for a strong finance and accounting operational leader to support CFO with cash flow, FP&A along with helping run ongoing accounting operations.  He/she should be comfortable with all aspect of the role and will offer (ideally) a combo and comfort level with operational accounting and FP&A/cash flow/modeling.  Reporting to the CFO, this individual will work out of the Northern VA HQ (Reston/Herndon) twice per week.  Working with a global team of 30-40 colleagues, he/she will also perform “ad-hoc” finance tasks as needed, with direction from Financial Operations Team. With a strategic mindset, he/she will define and lead upgrading of systems and tools for these teams, seeking operational efficiency and compliance with firm-wide policies.

Role Description
Cash Flow Management:
  • Will be expected to monitor and track short-term cash flow on weekly and manage monthly liquidity
  • Should be able to manage and perform a robust 12-month rolling cash forecasting process
  • Perform “ad-hoc” modeling projects
GL/Accounts Receivable & Collections:
  • Will develop and implement effective collection strategies to minimize outstanding balances
  • Consistently monitor accounts receivable aging and take necessary actions to improve cash flow
  • Routinely collaborate with sales and customer service teams to address client inquiries
  • Resolve disputes and negotiate payment terms
  • Build internal billing process team; manage the billing process, ensuring accurate/timely customer invoicing
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of invoices, credit memos and statements
  • Supervise the processing of vendor invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. 
  • Verify accuracy, proper coding, and adherence to company policies
  • Implement efficient payment processes, including check runs, ACH transfers, and wire payments
Payroll:
  • Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing
  • Enforce all payroll policies and processes, approving exceptions as appropriate
  • Maintain tight audit and reconciliations of all payroll runs AR/AP Reporting:
  • Prepare reports on accounts receivable and accounts payable status, including aging reports and collection metrics
  • Analyze trends and identify areas for improvement
  • Be instrumental with process optimization; streamline AR, AP, Payroll processes, enhance automation, and reduce manual efforts
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and internal controls
  • Establish and enforce internal controls to prevent fraud or errors
  • Ensure compliance with tax regulations and company policies
Team Management:
  • Will help manage three direct managers – AR/Collections/Billing, A/P and Payroll - and subsequent teams
  • Empower, coach and develop team to seek continuous improvement
Preferred Qualifications
  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance (CPA is preferred)
  • Ten (10) or more years of finance and accounting experience
  • Cash flow & FP&A experience required
  • General Ledger/Monthly Close/Financial Statement experience required
  • AR & AP Management required
  • Payroll Management required
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • SAP/Oracle are preferred but not required

 

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