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Finance Operations Director (Fully Remote)

Job Description

VanRath are exclusively recruiting for a Director of Financial Operations for a well-established, innovative industry-leader. Operating internationally within the education sector, this is an exciting & progressive role for a strategic, experienced leader to oversee Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable and other related activities, globally.


The Role:

Reporting into the VP of Accounting, the successful candidate will become part of a fast-growing business upon which they will be expected to exercise their influence and leadership in achieving consistency and compliance across our key business processes as well as identifying and putting into action any opportunities for improvement.
This role will suit a candidate who is experienced partnering with stakeholders at all levels in the organisation, has experience driving organisational change and most importantly is willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the VP of Accounting in defining how to approach financial operations in the future
  • Work with the VP of Accounting to lead an ambitious finance systems and process transformation programme through 2022. Your previous experience in systems/process design will empower you to lead and inspire innovation on the project, managing internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead the adoption of new/improved business processes flows, managing the transition from the existing processes, communication to stakeholders and adherence with policy
  • Lead a team of 15 subject matter experts across four key functional areas and four geographies, inspiring them to do their best work and be successful in what they do.
  • Own the finance element of the customer experience (billing and collections), the vendor experience (onboarding and payments) and the employee experience (payroll).
  • Lead the expansion of this team as the business continues to grow.
  • Lead the implementation of additional payrolls as we expand globally including transitions from PEOs, where necessary
  • Lead the provisioning of additional billing and collections models as we expand globally
  • Be a key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders

The Ideal Person:

  • An accomplished leader, with experience of working in a complex, global organisation.
  • Proven record of driving continuous improvement and inspiring your people to embrace change.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Independent worker who is proactive and results-driven.


Highly desirable:

  • Experience of working within, auditing or overseeing the activities of a finance shared service centre
  • Leadership experience within a complex, global organisation
  • Strong presentation skills to all levels of management including Executive
  • Experience of leading a multi-functional team
  • Experience of having ownership/oversight of ERP subledger activities, such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll
  • Experience of the design and reporting of operational financial KPIs
  • A proven track record of process improvement
  • Experience of leading a finance systems transformation project
  • Prior working knowledge of NetSuite, SFDC, and ADP systems would be advantageous


For further information on this vacancy, or any other Senior Finance job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Henry Webb in the strictest confidence on 02890 330 250.