Director of Finance

Location: Irvine, CA
Date Posted: 10-24-2018
The Director of Finance & Accounting position will serve as head of the accounting function over multiple divisions.  The Director will lead the Accounting team, overseeing day-to-day transactional work, own the monthly close process and ensure accuracy of reported financial results. 
  • Serve as functional leader providing guidance and direction to the team, as well as being the functional expert in resolving technical accounting treatment questions
  • Responsible for the month-end close process and integrity of financial results for entire division, including P&L and balance sheet
  • Develop a system of controls, processes, and related documentation to ensure data integrity
  • Manage Accounting team including optimizing organizational structure, hiring and developing staff, assigning duties, evaluating performance, and ensuring quality results
  • Contribute to streamlining accounting processes in newly implemented environment
  • Serve as subject matter expert regarding overall financial data and how to successfully manage the data
  • Challenge the current reporting environment to improvement management reporting
  • Work with internal teams to successfully integrate new acquisitions onto company systems and processes
  • Manage implementation of new accounting standards and corporate accounting policies
  • Support timely audits and interim reviews by company’s external audit firm
  • Coordinate with AR and AP areas to ensure proper revenue recognition and payment of expenses
  • Liaison among leadership team regarding processes, timelines, and requirements
  • Identify and implement best practices into the Accounting and Finance functions for continuous improvement.
  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources while delegating work to indirect reports; providing guidance and mentoring. 
  • Bachelor's Degree required and CPA preferred for consideration
  • 10+ years of credible accounting and reporting experience with hands-on experience in accounting close, consolidations, financial reporting, audits, budgeting and forecasting
  • 8+ years of experience in General Ledger, Accounts Receivable and Consolidation
  • 5-8 years of supervisory experience of medium to large teams
  • Proven track record as head of accounting for a company/division with multiple business units
  • Strong technical understanding of accounting principles and practices, with experience across many facets of accounting
  • Willingness to be hands on, but experienced in leading teams of 10 or more professionals with emphases on organizational structure, individual development and process improvement
  • Ability to interact with senior leadership, influence points of view without having direct authority, and work toward consensus
  • Ability to multi-task across portfolio of business units and projects, and be successful in a fast-paced environment
  • Natural ability for being detail-oriented and accurate with numbers and reporting
  • Highly collaborative and perceptive, and shows prudent analysis in problem solving
  • Ability to influence and drive change, improve processes, and provide sound solutions to complex and routine business issues
  • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP accounting
  • Comfort and competence using financial systems
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