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Associate Director of Finance – Accounting

Job ID: BH502785

Category: Finance Director, Accounting and Finance

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Client Job Title: Associate Director of Finance – Accounting

A growing pharmaceutical company based out of central California is looking for a driven leader who has a strong background and understanding of accounting and finance and SAP ERP systems to join their team as an Associate Director of Finance – Accounting. 

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • CPA or equivalent work experience
  • Hands on experience and understanding of highly complex legal entity accounting and reporting, consolidation accounting, acquisitions, divestitures, currency translation and remeasurement accounting
  • Extensive Experience with ERP Systems – including data conversions and data mapping across multiple ERPs and Consolidation/Reporting Systems

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Big-4 Audit Firms, Financial systems, or advisory experience

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Financial Systems SME for our Corporate Financial Reporting (CFR) team within the Controllership organization. This individual will serve as a strategic and results driven leader who understands accounting and finance processes and has extensive financial systems experience (with high volumes of data in a complex multi-currency global environment).

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Lead the implementation of a new consolidation tool (experience on SAP BPC or SAP Group Reporting) or execute enhancements to the existing consolidation tool.
  • Play a significant role in SAP ERP implementation and other financial system initiatives, serve as a business process owner for certain subprocesses.
  • Provide operational support to the users of our financial reporting systems.
  • Partner closely with Finance and Accounting teams and related constituents throughout the company and with our IT and infrastructure business partners to deliver seamless service.
  • Provide support to users of the financial consolidation and reporting systems for the global month-end close and consolidations that involve data from a large number of general ledgers and multi-jurisdictional legal entities, and various foreign currency exchange rates as well as support for internal and external financial reporting.
  • Work cross-functionally to identify, recommend, and implement financial system related process improvements and enhance efficiency and quality of financial reporting and analytics.
  • Deliver high quality results in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Support data and system integrations and/or disintegration for acquisitions and divestures, system modifications and data flow changes related to the implementation of new accounting standards.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant experience and Bachelor’s Degree in related area or 8 years of relevant experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • Hands-on experience and understanding of highly complex legal entity accounting and reporting, consolidation accounting, acquisitions, divestitures, currency translation and remeasurement accounting
  • Extensive experience with ERP systems (S/4 HANA, Oracle EBS, Hyperion Planning, etc.) including data conversions and data mapping across multiple ERPs and Consolidation/Reporting systems
  • Big-4 audit firms, financial systems or advisory experience preferred
  • CPA or equivalent work experience required

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Foster City, California