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Position Summary:

The Director of Accounting and Finance Systems is responsible for the vision, implementation, and enhancement of Accounting and Finance systems and processes. This role collaborates across teams to working closely with IT and Accounting and Finance to research and recommend software solutions that drive accurate accounting and financial reporting. The Director of Accounting and Finance Systems champions best practices and transformative projects to elevate the organization's accounting and financial systems infrastructure. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

- Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy for Accounting and Finance systems in alignment with organizational goals and industry best practices

- Lead a team in managing the integrity, security, and compliance of financial data across all Accounting and Finance platforms

- Partner with internal audit and compliance teams to ensure adherence with regulatory requirements and to internal controls related to financial systems and data management

- Collaborate with IT professionals and other cross functional stakeholders to address technical challenges, resolve system issues, and optimize system performance

- Manage cross-functional projects to enhance system capabilities, streamline workflows, and improve the accuracy and accessibility of data

- Proactively identify opportunities for enhancements and improvements by remaining current on industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes

Job Specifications:

- Bachelor’s degree

- At least ten (10) years of relevant experience

- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)

- Advanced knowledge of legal industry Accounting and Finance software applications

- Knowledge of project and program management

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Strong analytical skills

- Strong organizational skills

- Strong motivational and presentation skills

- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds. Work Environment:  Typical indoor office environment.

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Successful candidates will be provided with outstanding career opportunities and will receive a competitive total rewards package with the opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses.

Expected Pay Range in Orange County $201,200 - $278,600

Expected Pay Range in Los Angeles $210,800 - $291,800

Expected Pay Range in New York, San Francisco & Silicon Valley $220,300 - $305,100 

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career. With McDermott, you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

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