The successful Finance Director will partner with executive leadership team to provide financial planning, apply accepted accounting methods, manage budgets, make recommendations and provide/translate reports on metrics for our domestic and international business.
Contribute to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers particularly in regards to growing international production presence.
Ensuring that the company applies consistency and best practice to the Finance M&A approach, enabling the acquired business to be successfully integrated and measured, ensuring all learnings are captured and utilised to enhance the process.
Demonstrates proven expert-level abilities and success with developing strategy; as well as leveraging PC applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project to write, communicate, facilitate, and present cogently; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management, including development and delivery of business proposals, conferences and whitepapers.
Coordinate, schedule and facilitate as applicable Lean/Six Sigma activities for own work area as well as for other areas to enhance cross-functional problems solving; utilize Company tool champions as appropriate for more significant lean events.
The Director of Finance & Accounting is a hands-on tactical role that will manage the day-to-day responsibilities around revenue processing, expense tracking/analysis, client participation/royalty accounting, financial planning and analysis, month-end close, scheduled and ad-hoc reporting as well as inter-department collaboration.
Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment. Ability to represent the university and its interests in a professional and conscientious manner.
Provide local staff with accurate and timely information and support such as cost analysis and justifications, monthly financial reports, business unit variance reporting, analysis of actual versus budget performance, generation of analytical reports at the business unit (BU) and departmental level.