VP of Finance


Are you excited to manage a world-class team of 50+ finance professionals in a rapidly growing private equity portfolio? Learn more about this role.

VP of Finance

$ 200k/Year   Flexible   Long-term
Good fit for: Chief Financial Officer, Senior Finance Director, SVP of Finance, VP of Finance

Are you a senior rockstar financial executive who is excited by the prospect of leading a global finance team where the ambition is to grow the business exponentially and at high speed every year? Are you able to take strategic direction from C-level and SVP of Finance and translate it into effective and actionable plans to achieve this? Are you someone ready to dive into managing an organization in a radically different manner than what you have been doing?

As VP of Finance we want you to focus 100% of your attention on the things that matter. These are integrating a newly acquired company into our operating model every week and continuously implementing productivity improvements. You will have a world-class, top-talent team of finance professionals to support you.

If you are ready to take this challenge, have the experience and track record to do so, and are a strong, inspirational leader and a clear communicator, then this role is for you.

, we have  full time partners from your country,   Let’s make it !


 
 
 
 
WHY CROSSOVER?
Crossover recruits and builds world class high performing teams to power the fastest growing portfolio of software products in the world. No other company provides the training and the opportunities to test yourself on the depth and diversity of projects that we do. All roles are location independent so you are guaranteed to work with the best in the world. Challenge yourself. Be part of the change.
 
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

As VP of Finance you will be a senior executive with experience in a global or regional finance leadership role.

Reporting to the COO and CFO, you will seamlessly run one or more finance functions such as FP&A, OTC or Controllership, being fully ready to lead an organization of 50+ finance professionals. You will also serve as key member of the Global Finance Executive Team.

We acquire a new software or IT services company every week. You will play a major role in the acquisition of some of these organizations and will be expected to lead the transformation of any acquired company in your finance function within a 90 day time frame.

One of our key challenges is simplifying, standardizing and automating our finance processes. You will have to take immediate ownership of them, and establish metrics and improvement goals to streamline these, achieving industry excellence in performance and business value delivered. 

We also want you to be an expert at setting the most stretching goals and to drive weekly productivity improvements based on metrics and 100% remote working environment . You will continuously improve the quality of your teams in a centralized structure, hiring, coaching and managing up to 5 Manager level people. You will leverage your financial expertise, knowledge, and judgment to set a personal standard for excellence.

You are an experienced professional with excellent English communication skills and can effectively manage senior relationships.

 
ONLINE HIRING EVENT

A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.

 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage a Finance organization structured around remote virtual teams. Lead Finance Operations Managers and individual contributors located in different time zones, and align goals and priorities in a non-traditional working environment.

Drive daily tasks and also productivity improvements through deep-diving and innovating across finance teams who specialize in one or more of the following finance functions: FP&A, Controlling, Finance IT Systems, and Data Imports, Statutory Audits under US GAAP and IFRS, Operations including Treasury, OTC, PTP, GL and Tax, and Acquisitions.

Lead relevant finance aspect of acquisitions and integrations, including operations and continuous process improvement considering the pace of one acquisition closed every week.

Ensure, or depending on team responsibility, support timeliness, accuracy and compliance of portfolio company financial statements for statutory, management and bank reporting purposes.

Ensure, or depending on team responsibility, support working capital management delivers working capital and cash needs of the portfolio.

Lead, or depending on team responsibility, support the finalisation of significant migration initiative into Oracle’s NetSuite 1 from legacy ERPs and in-house systems

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

15+ years Finance experience of which 10+ years of US GAAP / IFRS experience in a financial management position of a company with international operations.

2+ years experience of managing teams totalling 30+ finance professionals.

Previous responsibility as Finance leader for at least $100 million (annualized) turnover, preferably in a software or IT company.

Successful track record as the CFO or VP of Finance for a business division, preferably in a software or IT company.

Experience managing a complex group audit - Big 4 or client side.

Full spectrum of accounting and finance experience, including M&A accounting and complex multi-currency consolidations.

Extensive experience with large-scale ERP systems, including understanding of implementing best practices in business processes such as OTC and PTP - NetSuite and/or Intacct a bonus.

Proven team leader with the ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced and multi-cultural environment.

A relevant bachelor’s degree plus either CPA (or equivalent professional certification) or MBA.

Excellent communication skills in English.

Now please take a look at our FAQ for finance to find out more about us

 
 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
 

As a VP of Finance in our organization, you will learn what it takes to handle aggressive growth where we measure success on a daily and weekly basis.

You will learn the importance of deep dives to resolve problems with your teams as well as the importance of managing your team on a daily basis against quarterly set quantifiable goals which deliver real business value. 

You will learn to measure and track output and results and how to automate everything that you do.

You will learn how to overcome the challenges of managing a fully remote workforce of high performing finance professionals.

You will learn how to build the finance foundations for your relevant finance functions and execute on acquiring and integrating a software company every week of increasing size and complexity.

Ultimately though you will learn to move fast, take risks and learn from failures.

 
 
CAREER PATH
 
SVP of Finance
Hire and grow VPs of Finance. Build Finance organization and innovative and industry leading end-to-end international enterprise Finance processes providing exceptional business value.

15+ years of experience of managing Finance professionals of which at least 2+ years managing 100+ people.
15+ years experience in corporate finances with international transactions under US GAAP or IFRS.
Responsible for compliance of international companies with 20+ subsidiaries / $500m+ annual Turnover.

A good fit for...

Seasoned finance leaders, with great communication and team management skills, including goal setting, improving efficiency and constant engineering of great finance workflows.
They support P&Ls, efficiency and great strategic perspective of corporate finances, process best practices including ERP capabilities, internal and external compliance. They are great communicators, enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.

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VP of Finance
Hire and grow Finance Managers. Build innovative and industry leading end-to-end international enterprise Finance processes.

10+ years of experience of managing Finance professionals of which at least 2+ years managing 30+ people.
10+ years experience in corporate finances with international transactions under US GAAP or IFRS.
Responsible for compliance of international companies with 10+ subsidiaries / $100m+ annual Turnover.

A good fit for...

Senior finance leaders, with great communication and team management skills, including goal setting, improving efficiency and constant engineering of great finance workflows.
They support P&Ls, efficiency and great strategic perspective of corporate finances, process best practices including ERP capabilities, internal and external compliance. They are great communicators, enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.

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Finance Manager
Hire and grow Finance Professionals. Maintain simple Finance processes, implement productivity improvements.

7+ years of experience of managing Finance professionals of which at least 2+ years managing 10+ people.
7+ years experience in corporate finances with international transactions under US GAAP or IFRS
Experience managing complex Big4 audits on either audit or client side.

A good fit for...

Experienced managers of Finance processes and teams, with great communication skills, including interaction with auditors, top-managers internally and externally.
They support P&Ls, efficiency and great strategic perspective of corporate finances, process best practices including ERP capabilities, internal and external compliance. They are great communicators, enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.

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Senior Finance Analyst
FP&A/Reporting/Audits. Budgets delivered and executed, statutory, management and bank reporting delivered and audits passed.

7+ years experience in corporate finances with international transactions under US GAAP or IFRS.
5+ years experience with best-of-breed ERP systems.

A good fit for...

Experienced specialists with strong finance and communication skills, customer interaction, end-to-end process management, problem solving.
They focus on efficient and smooth external interaction, alignment with internal procedures, supporting profitability and strategic vision. They build and clean up processes,automate them, use accounting / ERP software functions to improve daily tasks and communications.

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Finance Analyst
Finance transactions processing. AP/PTP, AR/OTC, GL and Treasury transactions, reconcile and clear balances.

5+ years experience in corporate finances with international transactions under US GAAP or IFRS.
3+ years experience with best-of-breed ERP systems.

A good fit for...

Specialists with strong finance skills, finance math,problem solving, accurate and responsible.
They care a lot about creating simple, clean accounting and finance processes. They have opinions about how to clean up processes,automate them, use accounting / ERP software functions to improve daily tasks.

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Relevant files and links
External resources
article
Useful summary on strategies to simplify an organization and processes.
https://hbr.org/2013/05/seven-strategies-for-simplifyi.html
HBR
article
PwC summarises its findings on creating higher shareholder value by implementing an accelerated M&A process.
http://usblogs.pwc.com/deals/accelerate-the-mna-transition-to-create-more-value/
PWC
article
This article weighs in on the importance of a fast M&A integration
https://deloitte.wsj.com/cfo/2012/11/19/ma-integration-fast-or-slow/
WSJ
 

Questions
and Answers

  • What is the main challenge for the Finance function?

    In the longer term the main challenge is the accelerated growth through acquisitions and ensuring we maintain our vision of ongoing simplified central infrastructure that is the enabler for acquisitions. The second challenge is different time zones and cultures. In the shorter term we need to implement and fully embed the central systems and processes to achieve this enablement. Due to the high number and growing complexity of acquisitions we are setting ourselves aggressive goals to meet these challenges.

  • What is the magnitude of these transactions and the industry in which they fall?

    Software companies between $5-100 M in annual turnover

  • What does the Organisational Hierarchy structure look like top-down? Who does this role report to?

    COO - SVP - VPs - FMs - SFAs & FAs

  • How can Finance work in a 100% remote model?

    As many companies move to a shared service center concept, have remote offices, and merge international teams together, Trilogy has adopted all of this and more utilizing an advanced cloud-based system to enable a global network of remote Crossover partners. We run a centralization project to ensure that all finance tasks are performed end-to-end in one system - NetSuite ERP + SalesForce CRM.

  • Can you ensure 100 % utilisation as the wage is based on billable hours?

    As goals are extremely aggressive, this is not a problem.

  • What can I learn in the Finance function at Trilogy?

    At Trilogy you will learn how to operate effectively in a dynamic, metrics-driven environment gaining cloud-based expertise on simplified processes and lots of exposure to acquisitions.

  • Do you have a performance management process? if yes, how many times a year? Who would be setting up these performance goals?

    We promise to provide you with weekly goals and performance reviews that accelerate your career path and if you prove yourself, you will have the opportunity to stand out faster in this very fast paced environment and have endless growth opportunities.

  • What tools will I be given to ensure that I am productive?

    Our WorkSmart Pro approach stimulates the growth of productivity. This is a complex approach, giving a boost of productivity for all aspects of company life. We give coaching to help improve productivity, and to ensure we are aligned with working processes.

  • What are the challenges working with people across the globe?

    Timezones. Productivity reviews. WorkSmartPro.

  • Will I be able to participate in any special projects?

    We run a centralization project to ensure that all finance tasks are performed end-to-end in one system - NetSuite ERP + SalesForce CRM. You will not only be a trainee but a trainer as well, as we appreciate insights, ideas for improvement and initiatives to achieve this.

  • Which will be peak hours, in what time zone?

    Very flexible, however quite large part of activity falls into US time zone.

  • Will I be able to develop and advance in the Trilogy model?

    We offer growth and development opportunities for excellent people. See the Finance Career Progression above.

 
 
 
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