Executive Director Finance (Remote)

Are you a seasoned Finance pro who’s sick of month-end chaos? Are you brewing with ideas on how to automate away the repetitive accounting drudgery that most Finance organizations do manually? When you spot inefficiencies in the Finance operation, do you dive into details to fix the problem, instead of just complaining? If so, we want you to lead our Finance & Accounting team.

We’re a notoriously high-margin, PE-funded software conglomerate building a revolutionary, world-class Finance operation that enables us to buy 1-2 companies per week. Most private equity runs a decentralized model; our centralized model demands the world’s best operational Finance platform. To us, Finance is a pivotal partner, not a back-office support function. As VP of Finance, you will get to learn our secret sauce and refine the recipe.

You will love this job if:
You’re insatiably obsessed with process efficiency
You get excited about building a better mousetrap
You’re an ops wiz, not an M&A wheeler-dealer

And you’ll hate this job if:
You lead through inspiration, and let the accountants and analysts deal with the details
You love it when others document your brilliant ideas, rather than writing them down yourself
You want to run a machine that’s already working perfectly

What You Will Be Doing

You’ll primarily be doing two things: deep dives and system improvement plans. Each deep dive is a thorough investigation into real work that failed our quality bar, so you will need to burrow down to a root cause and address it with your insightful solution. After you get some deep dives under your belt, you’ll start to notice patterns; that’s when you’ll be inspired to develop a system improvement plan, a broader, bolder re-imagination of how work gets done in Finance.

What You Won’t Be Doing
Treating symptoms as they arise; we want you curing diseases
Delegating the hard work to an underling
Developing investment strategies; this is an operations role

Executive Director Finance Key Responsibilities
Own a segment of the ERP (e.g., Procurement, OTC, Accounting or FP&A) and use your Finance & Accounting expertise and ERP knowledge to make it operate more efficiently
Investigate quality problems in your team’s work
Determine the root cause of each important quality failure, develop a simple solution that fixes both the problem and the source of the problem, and clearly document your recommended solution
Review the series of root cause analyses you performed to find patterns, generate insights and write a system improvement recommendation that simplifies the issue, has a quantifiable impact and is chosen from a set of considered alternatives
Present your recommendations to your SVP/EVP/CXO for review and, upon approval, execute your System Improvement
Lead your global, remote team, comprising a Finance Manager and individual contributors in your ERP segment

Basic Requirements
Deep ERP system expertise
Senior Finance Leadership experience (VP, Controller, CFO) of a $50M+ USD complex organization
10+ years of total experience, with 5+ years as Finance Manager / Controller / Restructuring Advisor / Financial Operator with a track record of increasing responsibility
Significant US GAAP or IFRS knowledge
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills and experience directly interacting with senior leaders
Ability to work with tight deadlines in a fast-paced and multi-cultural environment to achieve clear goals
Accounting, Finance, Economics, Math/Science degree. Qualified as a CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA or MBA
Audit experience at a well regarded global firm, ideally Big 4

Nice-to-have Requirements
A great working knowledge of Oracle NetSuite
Experience in system integrations and process design

About Crossover

Crossover has been a pioneer of the remote work model since our inception in 2010 – helping thousands of people find great work opportunities. We focus on full-time, long-term work – not short-term “gigs” or freelancing side jobs. Most of our positions are within a large and growing portfolio of software companies. Since we focus on remote work, our openings can be filled globally and pay standardized compensation rates, regardless of where you choose to live.

Join the thousands of professionals that have partnered with Crossover to explore new opportunities and find their dream job. Go to www.crossover.com/testimonials to read their stories. Better yet, write your own story!

What to expect next:
You will receive an email with a link to start your self-paced, online job application.
Our hiring platform will guide you through a series of online “screening” assessments to check for basic job fit, job-related skills, and finally a few real-world job-specific assignments.
You will be paired up with one of our recruiting specialists who can answer questions you might have about the process, role, or company, and help you get to the final interview step.

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Crossover Job Code: LJ-3176-SA-Riyadh-ExecutiveDirec

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