Senior Director – Financial Systems & Consolidation
Location: Hybrid - Carlsbad, CA or Waltham, MA
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
The successful candidate will be the key leader, responsible for operational and strategic management of the Financial Reporting systems within the consolidation portfolio! This position serves as a strategic business partner to the finance and controllership teams, working to deliver solutions that enables the production of close analysis, forecasts, plans and management reporting. The individual will manage a team that will actively assess user needs and identify solutions that facilitate the controllership and Corporate FP&A teams’ objectives using the various Hyperion suite of tools deployed by the company. The role will provide guidance and participate in the design, evaluation, testing and implementation of report development, system break fixes, and technology enhancements, working closely with the Corporate IT Finance team. This position also serves as a key project lead partnering and collaborating closely with various business partners on Finance and Accounting oriented initiatives. The position and team are the go-to system support for the Controllership and Finance end-user community, which numbers ~3000. This role is also responsible for identifying ways to make processes more efficient, offering continuous improvement recommendations and creating and delivering training to the finance teams!
Essential Job Duties: Provide strategic and operational guidance to team, covering Finance & Accounting/Controllership financial system needs. This includes HFM, ESSBase, EPBCS, FDMEE, and EDMCS, and encompasses a global user community of 3,000 finance and accounting colleagues. Strategic design, development, and implementation of the overall Finance Systems roadmap. Provide leadership and guidance to the Financial Systems team in terms of ticket resolution and prioritization, ensuring that clear communications are provided to our business partners. Be the primary point of contact for Financial Systems both internally and externally. Provide guidance, support, and execution on all activities around troubleshooting and problem-solving. Work closely with the Corporate IT Finance team on all development, break/fix, enhancement, and technical items, continuing to assist in the further development of that team. Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: • Expertise with complex integrated financial reporting systems, inclusive of HFM, ESSBase PBCS/EPBCS, DRM/EDMCS, and FDMEE • Knowledge of financial consolidation, eliminations, and reporting for monthly and quarter closes • Manage a team of seasoned and skilled professionals to ensure optimal productivity and end user support SLA’s are met in an efficient and effective manner • Key relationship leader on reporting needs for Corporate Tax, Treasury, Legal, Business Development, Internal/External Audit, Corporate FP&A, GBS, Accounting Shared Service centers, and Technical Accounting • Established experience in financial operations, financial controls, GAAP accounting, and financial reporting. • Direct management of governance and finance system compliance in accordance with company policies, standards, and SOX requirements • Experience delivering global solutions that drive systems and process consistency on an international scale • Liaison, mentor, and partner with Corporate IT • Strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial competence. • Experience using systems designed to manage issues, changes and testing (e.g. Service Now) • Ability to interact and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions. • Great leader and team member who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills, with high energy and strong work ethics. • Results-oriented, able to anticipate change and respond to client priorities, demonstrating a “can do” attitude. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to succinctly convey relevant information across multiple levels of the organization and confidently project a professional image that cultivates relationship building and collaboration • Translates strategy into specific priorities, objectives, and action plans. • Participates in the strategic business planning with business units and IT to formulate enhancement options to address specific functional issues / requirements • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of business specific objectives • Proactively identifies and troubleshoots issues (data or process) and takes appropriate action to resolve. • Manages super user and end user support and training. This includes request management (incidents/system enhancements) and training (standard materials, course design and delivery).
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes, minimum 7 years management experience.
Education and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent work experience in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field • Graduate Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and/or Information Systems or a related field (e.g., MAC, MBA or MIS) preferred • Minimum of 7-10 years management experience in finance or accounting with a large, complex, multinational organization.