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Senior Director, Finance

Company: Aptean
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Director, Finance

Location: Alpharetta, GA

Aptean is changing. Our ERP solutions are transforming a huge range of global businesses, from food producers to manufacturers. In a world of generic enterprise software, we provide targeted solutions that bring together the very best technology and drive greater results. With over 2,400 employees, 50 different products and a global client base, there's no better time to advance your career at Aptean.

Are you ready for what's next, now? We are! If being part of a dynamic, high growth organization excites you and you are eager to learn and grow, then this opportunity is for you! Our fast-paced environment and dynamic global Finance/Accounting department is eager for a mover and shaker to step into this role and become an integral part of our team.

About the role

Senior Director, Finance leads a global Mergers & Acquisitions team. Supervising a team of finance and accounting experts on different levels, Senior Director of Finance is responsible for ensuring smooth and timely completion of a number of pre- and post - acquisition processes as well as seamless integration of financial functions of acquired companies.

You will also:

Execution of M&A functions

  • Lead all aspects of the finance integration which includes quote to cash, banking and expenditure, and Financial Reporting and Taxes processes across Aptean's global footprint.
  • Engage with functional teams through the M&A process and ensure deliverables are on time and consistent with the acquisition strategic objectives.
  • Assist in the execution of business initiatives during integration/transition period to ensure achievement of financial goals and leading indicators
  • Experience in designing, structuring, and implementing new financial and operational policies in support of new operational structures or challenges
  • Analyze target company historical data and ensure it is uploaded to identify historical and projected financial and operating trends, and plan risk mitigation.

Planning for M&A functions

  • Build integrations plan templates that can create repeatable processes
  • Contribute to the foundation for institutional knowledge and scalability of FAI at Aptean through the development of the FAI Playbook.
  • Validate finance functional post-acquisition integration-related accounting processes with an emphasis on the revenue, billing, collections, etc. of acquired companies
  • Manage projects (smart sheet), action items, and creation of process documentation and training materials
  • Meet with key stakeholders to determine task status, plan mitigation.
  • Lead program readout to finance cross-functional and M&A, Corp Dev teams
  • Manage project updates and internal communication within the organization and represent in cross-functional meetings

Partner with Finance and other cross-functional teams:

  • Collaborate with finance acquisition partners (Tax, Treasury, Accounting, FP&A, etc.) and other functions (HR, Corp Dev, Legal, Sales, etc.) to develop the acquisition integration strategy and tactical finance process and system migrations.
  • Work closely with all relevant financial functions to build and execute integration plans
  • Partner with management and staff of acquired businesses to execute integration plan and achieve financial targets during integration/transition phase

Measure achievement of acquisitions

  • Measure the achievement of specific financial measures and leading indicators throughout the integration/transition period
  • Hire, train, coach, and evaluate the performance of acquisition F&A integration program leads.
  • Assign managers and accountants to acquired entities considering balance, language and complexity
  • Determine best use of contract help and manage their use
  • Determine best use of the COE and manage its use

About you:

Work Experience

Typically requires a minimum of 19 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 16 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 13 years' experience; or equivalent experience. Typical range of experience is 19+ years.

Knowledge

  • US GAAP standards

Skills and Abilities

  • A strong understanding of the merger and acquisition process and environment
  • Experience integrating Finance activities from acquired companies
  • Understanding of the acquisition process and corporate processes related to acquisitions
  • An understanding of the legal and financial obligations of typical transactions and how those agreements will drive the needs from the business and timing of activities
  • The ability to work effectively in varying time-zones and cultures. Acquisitions occur globally with recent activity focused in Europe.
  • Proven analytical and project management skills.
  • Logical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required. Experience working with Executive Teams in a senior financial role required
  • Ability to motivate team to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast paced and growth oriented environment.
  • Strong leadership skills and proven ability to adapt leadership style to different situations and people as well as to a complex business structure.

If you share our mindset, you can share in our success. To find out more about joining Aptean, get in touch today.

Learn from our differences. Celebrate our diversity. Grow and succeed together.

Aptean pledges to promote a company culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are central. We are committed to applying this principle as we interact with our customers, build our teams, cultivate our leaders and shape a company in which any employee can succeed, regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, sexuality and gender identity, religion, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other group status protected by law. Celebrating our diverse experiences, opinions and beliefs allows us to embrace what makes us unique and to use this as an asset in bringing innovative solutions to our customer base.

"At Aptean, our global and diverse employee base is our greatest asset. It is through embracing and understanding our differences that we are able to harness our individual power to maximize the success of our customers, our employees and our company." - TVN Reddy

Keywords: Aptean, Alpharetta , Senior Director, Finance, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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