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Vice President, Finance

Location:

Rockville, MD


Company Description:

Our client has been a leading provider of design, construction & maintenance services to the greater Washington market for over 50 years.


Position Description:

The Vice President Finance is a strategic, results driven leader responsible for overseeing all functional areas of the accounting department while maintaining an organizational overview of all budgets and expenditures. This position will also execute and provide accurate and timely support for all financial reporting.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

  • Oversee, review, and ensure the accurate and timely completion of all accounting functions, including but not limited to general ledger, all journal entries, accounts payable, payroll and receivable functions
  • Manage the year-end audit
  • Manage various administrative functions
  • Work with various stakeholders both internal and external to negotiate improvement
  • Responsible for ensuring the internal control environment is operating effectively as well as suggesting and implementing improvements
  • Assess procedures, processes, departmental structure and delegation of responsibilities including recommending modifications which may enhance efficiency, accuracy, security, and contribute to “best practices” within the organization
  • Support and work with FP&A team to monitor and report on performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Responsible for managing the production and development of reports for use in monthly reporting and Board presentations
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Collaborate with other departments as an accounting subject matter expert to support information requests.
  • Act as a resource for cross-functional strategic projects
  • Collaborate with IT resources helping to design reporting and processes
  • Challenge the status quo by consistently identifying areas for improvement, diagnosing issues and working to resolve them
  • Work closely with the CFO on special projects as required

People

  • Provide leadership, supervision, and development for the accounting team (approximately 6 – 8 staff)
  • Bring out the best in team members, empower and constructively stretch talent
  • Ensure all team members are provided feedback and have clear performance objectives aligned with department goals
  • Accountable for the overall engagement, productivity, turnover and bench strength of the team
  • Support the creation and maintenance of a talent succession plan
  • Encourage others to freely share their point of view and be open to feedback

Cultural

  • Model company code of conduct and core values and convey a positive image
  • Take an active role in fostering a culture of continual learning, taking risks without the fear of making mistakes
  • Embrace, champion and influence change through his/her team and/or the organization

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPA
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience with increasing leadership roles, including leading teams having a mix of transactional and professional staff
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Energetic and inquisitive attitude
  • Advanced Excel and Microsoft Office skills and able to learn new applications in support of responsibilities
  • Able to analyze data and accurately and concisely summarize the analysis
  • Able to change focus quickly and easily to accommodate current needs, and to work effectively and efficiently on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to successfully communicate (both written and verbally) technical concepts and processes to both technical and nontechnical staff, and to various levels of leadership
  • Ability to lead, inspire, motivate, coach, and successfully supervise team

To learn more about this position, contact: Tom Callahan | (412) 348-1555 | tcallahan@crownsearch.com

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