Sr Director Financial Systems

Finance Hollywood, California


Position at j2 Global

We are looking for a highly qualified and highly motivated Senior Director of Financial Systems.  The Senior Director of Financial System role will help lead the j2 team in the successful implementation and integration of the global Oracle Fusion and PBCS rollout, which will include Phase 1 deliverables such as Financial Reporting, Consolidation, Expense Reporting, Purchasing, and Service Contract modules. The full suite of Oracle Financial applications, including HCM, SOA and other integrated systems are to be deployed in the future. The team will constantly face new challenges and expanded requirements as our business evolves and scales globally.  The Senior Director of Financial Systems will lead the planning, design, configuration and deployment of financial systems in support of core organizational functions and processes.   Work with vendors, and with peers to develop and coordinate strategy, architecture, roadmap, budget, and execution of corporate initiatives.

Job Duties:

  • Provides oversight for systems analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, documentation, and support of technical solutions within the Oracle Fusion/ERP system and other supporting business applications.
  • Provide strong leadership to the various team members through mentoring, guidance, interpersonal skills, teamwork and professional ethic.
  • Enable solutions delivery on Oracle Fusion ERP platform for j2 Global, provide the business counterparts with the necessary thought-leadership on the Oracle system and process optimizations across multiple divisions - Cloud Services and Digital Media.
  • Enable and develop automated solutions for the Digital Media’s revenue recognition and billing process leveraging Oracle Platform as a Service.
  • Responsible for conceptualizing, enabling and implementing management reporting platform including Executive Dashboard.
  • Streamline and strengthen SOX compliance requirements and documentation
  • Implement the support system and processes to provide a world class global ERP support infrastructure for the company’s financial and related systems
  • Coordinate the implementation of system enhancements, upgrades, updates, patches, and fixes to assure optimal system performance, data integrity, and reliability
  • Serves as the key technical/functional interface between IT and all business functions dependent on financial systems to determine current and future technology needs
  • Serve as “hands-on” escalation point to identify and suggest approaches to resolve project issues
  • Provides expertise around the realization of business requests and technical design specifications
  • Responsible for developing, distributing, supporting, enforcing, and integrating best practices and technology standards across the organization
  • Lead vendor management activities, including vendor selection, contract negotiation and ongoing vendor relationships
  • Support acquisitions integration, global expansion and modules roll-out internationally as the needs arise.


Job Requirements & Experience: 

  • BA or BS Degree, preferably in Information Systems
  • In-depth knowledge of Oracle Fusion and its various Financial Modules, , and PBCS with at least 15 plus years of Oracle Financials experience.
  • 15-20 years of increasingly responsible experience in managing successful projects and implementing technical solutions to business process problems.
  • Proven ability to work as a Corporate Financial Systems Leader and Manager including experience directing multiple complex projects from formation through deployment and creative problem solving ability to address challenging business and accounting requirements.
  • 10+ years of proven expertise in software technical design, planning, project management, implementation and support for a variety of Financial Systems Solutions (Fusion, ERP, Financial SEC reporting, SOX Compliance, and Support Infrastructure), preferably in the digital media and internet industry.
  • 10+ years in leadership, supervisory or management position is required.
  • 10+ years in developing corporate policy and procedure.
  • 10+ years in supporting users spread across multiple locations.
  • Proven expertise in managing Corporate Financial Systems projects, budgets and vendors.
  • Executive presence, ability to interact with senior leaders and adapt style as needed for technical or non-technical audiences.
  • Must be knowledgeable in underlying Oracle Applications database architecture with regard to Financials module schemas/products, standard (API’s) application program interfaces, data elements, tables, and views as basis for troubleshooting, data conversion and reporting support.
  • Excellent problem solving, root cause analysis skills. Able to readily diagnose system deficiencies and independently design and implement effective solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Accounting/Finance background preferred. Knowledge of general accounting and corporate financial reporting is required
  • International expansion, Shared Service Center and local reporting requirements experience preferred.
  • Preferred MS degree, CPA certification, ERP/Oracle certifications a ++