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Director, Shared Services

Extreme Reach

Extreme Reach

Dedham, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Reporting to the Global Controller, the Director of Shared Services, will play a critical leadership role in our Finance and Accounting organization. The Director of Financial Shared Services is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by managing and coordinating the activities and operations of the shared services functions in the Finance Department. The Director is responsible for the centralization, standardization, and implementation of organization-wide finance policies, processes and services in a cost-efficient manner.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategic thought partner to the Global Controller, CFO, and other business leaders
  • Lead the Company's centralized finance services
  • Act as a key driver of the Company's development, implementation and continued use of standardized processes within established policies and procedures
  • Direct all aspects of centralized finance services for the organization, including but not limited to, credit and collections, billing, accounts payable, corporate card, and payroll
  • Oversee the timely and accurate completion of balance sheet reconciliations across the accounting organization
  • Responsible for key support in transactional testing for the timely and successful completion of the annual audit
  • Develop and maintain internal controls, policies and related procedures in his/her area of responsibility
  • Continually assess accounting personnel, processes and systems for improvement opportunities, offering recommendations for improvements and implementing new processes or changes to systems in support of accounting and finance objectives
  • Attract, develop, motivate, and manage a high-performing corporate accounting team with steadfast focus on process excellence and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate cross functionally to address any particular transactional impact on the financials, and ensure it is appropriately documented
  • Identify opportunities for improving methods, procedures, resource needs; implement improvements to ensure best practices are being employed
  • Ensure DSO goals are met
  • Monitor the cash collection process and cash application process are running as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Assist with cash, cash flow projections and control
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a related field
  • 10+ years of accounting/finance experience
  • Experience leading shared service organizations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, NetSuite, Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to present complex topics in a clear and concise manner to audiences at various levels of the business
  • Understanding of business process and system analysis, including root cause analysis and other process modeling and systems design methodologies
  • Ability to work interactively, proactively, and influence across all levels of the organization
  • Strong ability to prioritize and multitask to meet internal deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Master’s degree or CPA preferred