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Associate Director of Shared Services

Job ID: BH333974

Category: General Ledger

Specialty: Accounting & Finance


Job Title: Associate Director of Shared Services

Interview Process: Virtual with HR and Controller

Hours (any flex on start/end times / any remote work?): 40

Job Location: North Billerica (Will be remote to start but want local candidate to come in when they can after things clear)
Dress: Business Casual

Industry: Medical Device (BioTech)

Co Size: Large
Team Size: 10+

Must Have

  • BA
  • 4+ years of management experience. 


  • Manufacturing or BioTech is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in policy and procedure development as well as identification and implementation of internal controls in a formal Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred.

Job Summary:


Oversees the day to day leadership, management and results of the global shared services organization, with primary focus on the Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable (collections and cash applications) functions. This individual will report to the Sr. Director, Global Controller and will play a crucial role in the Finance organization, while also collaborating closely with other teams. This individual will be responsible for driving operational efficiency across all responsible areas, implementing and maintaining an appropriate control environment, ensuring compliance with company and accounting policies, ownership of core systems, and designing and executing process improvements, including leveraging technology, to automate processes and implementation of internal controls. Leads by example in driving towards a best in class finance function.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Manage and guide a multifunctional work team operation, ensuring prompt processing and maximum customer satisfaction. Provide competitive advantage through continuous process improvement. Lead and motivate employees: provide feedback, coaching, and counseling to enhance or improve performance by setting expectations and holding individuals accountable for performance. Manage performance and development needs of team. Delegate functional responsibility to team members, balancing workload with time/scheduling constraints to meet group objectives. Perform administrative functions to oversee the group. Make recommendations to support senior management of function.
  • Collaborate with other teams to ensure efficient, accurate and timely service to the global organization. Ensure work team objectives are met and service levels meet or exceed the customer’s expectations. Select most appropriate option related to service to meet our organizational and customer needs. Maintain collaborative relationships with other internal work teams, to address and resolve system issues in order to maximize process performance, providing technical expertise on function.
  • Manage credit authorization processes, leverage credit reporting, financial review and other information as appropriate; providing timely response and insights to the Commercial team.
  • Maintain an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the full range of processes and systems e.g., Infor Lx, GetPaid, UltiPro. Provide continuous learning opportunities for team members in these systems.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on business requirement definition, process design, process implementation and organizational change.
  • Ensure that cash reconciliations are accurate, A/R financial metrics are timely, and receivables are appropriately monitored and pursued.
  • Make critical decisions in a time sensitive environment with an element of risk, focus on results and achieving objectives.
  • Oversee the Manager, Payroll & AP, providing one over payroll review on a bi-weekly basis, oversight of vendor management and AP process success, including reporting on financial metrics and analysis of results vs plan.
  • Oversee the T&E process, including employee expense reimbursements, corporate credit card expenses and payments, and Concur system management
  • Maintain current understanding of all related internal systems and processes, and external regulatory requirements. Act in accordance with all corporate policies and practices, and ensure team is in compliance with all internal policies and external regulatory requirements.
  • Enforce internal controls that comply with the corporate policies and procedures, and insure controls are in place to fully support internal and external audits, to satisfactory results.
  • Solicit ideas and opinions from team members to support specific decisions or plans.
  • Manage and maintain accountability to improve customer relationships, relevant to collections efforts; focusing on customer needs and business objectives.
  • Organize and present ideas, issues and observations to internal team members and functional management to support informed decision-making.
  • Analyze and interpret complex problems and data gathered from a variety of sources and effectively review, plan and deliver results.
  • Develop, implement and drive special projects as assigned. Participate in a range of training, projects, team initiatives to support and represent the Finance function and drive improvement efforts within the function.
  • Actively promotes safety rules and awareness. Demonstrates good safety practices at all times including the appropriate use of protective equipment. Reports and takes initiative to correct safety & environmental hazards.
  • Actively demonstrates the Lantheus values of accountability, quality, efficiency, customer service, collaboration and safety

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related Business field.
  • 7+ years of progressive responsibilities within related functional areas, with at least 4 years of management experience.
  • Experience in accounting management in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems.

Other Requirements

  • Strong aptitude for process management
  • Demonstrated experience in policy and procedure development as well as identification and implementation of internal controls in a formal Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in driving continuous improvement in the areas of responsibility to drive transition to “best in class” team
  • Strong leadership style in managing staff to ensure continuous improvement in functionality of the team and provide “best in class” growth and development opportunities for high functioning individuals
  • Intellectual curiosity in working on cross functional team through the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with all levels of management with consistent energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Desire for experience with a multi-divisional organization

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