Manager, Financial Operations

Finance Billerica, Massachusetts


The successful candidate will play a key leadership role working closely with CAs critical transactional teams in the areas of the accounts receivable, billing, and AP/PO disbursements. They will drive operational and automation efficiencies, ensure billing compliance, strengthen internal control policies and procedures while minimizing manual efforts, as well as drive continued improvement as it pertains to key metrics and analytical insights to the business and our investors. 

This person will coach and develop a highly skilled Accounts Receivable, Billing, and Accounts Payable Teams along with all associated functions such as Master Data, Credit & Collections, Partner on Contracts. This person will develop and implement policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls through standard work products, while ensuring efficient and effective management of Finance operations function, including process automation. They will have direct management of the AP & AR Supervisors and the Corporate Buyer.

Essential duties/responsibilities:

  • Engage employees in continuous improvement mindset within all disciplines. 
  • Manage, review, and consistently improve Billing, AR, and AP/PO processes within our Workday Technology and related accounting processes.
  • Perform and review monthly AP/AR balance sheet account reconciliations and research any variances.
  • Prepare month-end journal entries.
  • Provide detailed monthly balance sheet variance analysis in timely manner.
  • Perform quarterly AR reserve analysis.
  • Stay current and partner with IT on new technological solutions in all Finance operations functions.
  • Assist with yearly & interim audit preparation.
  • Assist with cash forecasting and liquidity analysis.
  • Work with IT to further develop and enhance process and reporting as it relates to AP/PO processing.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate dashboarding to measure and improve performance within the Financial operations model.
  • Assist the Director with the development of a highly skilled and well-trained staff through training and mentoring to ensure the efficient and effective management of all A/P and A/R functions, with the ability to support a rapid-growth company.
  • Responsible for driving a cohesive cross-functional approach that encourages customer service, teamwork, process ownership, innovation, accountability, and internal growth with customers, internal and external.
  • Collect feedback from teams on process improvement and make recommendations based on the assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strengthened policies and procedures (both systematic and user functional to ensure data integrity and safeguarding of assets), while minimizing manual effort to ensure compliance.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required 
  • Minimum of five 5 years of related Accounting or Finance experience in roles of increasing responsibilities
  • Prior experience working in a high-volume multi-system environment with the ability to understand the complex relationship between the systems and effectively communicate areas of concerns to IT support teams preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of ERP navigations skills, Workday a plus
  • Prior experience with Workday, Salesforce, Rootstock highly preferred
  • Prior experience leading in a high-volume, fast paced, shared services/Financial operations model.
  • Prior experience managing a team of 10+ (including both FTE and external consultants) a plus.
  • Proven track record to drive automation and continued improvement in ERPs
  • Must be able to navigate through concepts and able to research matters as needed to drive to the answers in Quote to Cash, Order to Cash life cycles, and transactional Procurement.
  • Prior experience assisting with cash forecasting and liquidity analysis preferred.
  • Advanced user of Excel (incld. pivot tables) and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communicator with wide customer base both internal and external

Benefits and Pay Range:
Pay Range – This role’s range is $81,500 - $139,500. The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that Curriculum Associates considers in making compensation decisions based on our Compensation Philosophy. Actual base pay within that range will vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, prior experience and relevant skill sets. At Curriculum Associates, it is not typical for an
individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances for each case. This role is also eligible to participate in the company bonus plan. The Company recognizes that minimum wage varies by location and will ensure all compensation decisions comply with applicable state and local laws.
Benefits – Benefit eligible employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees can enroll in our company’s 401k plan and receive an employer match. Employees have access to a flexible vacation and sick policy in addition to twelve paid holidays and a winter office closure between Christmas and New Year's, as well as a number of additional perks and benefits.

Curriculum Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Curriculum Associates, LLC will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by law. Curriculum Associates, LLC will grant employment, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by law. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

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