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Director of Operations - Finance

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 29, 2023

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A&M is a group of entrepreneurial, action and results-oriented professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients' problems and assisting them in reaching their potential. Our culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M's core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are why our people love working at A&M.  

We provide tax, turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement, and corporate advisory services. Our tax practice is unique in that we offer the opportunity to work without audit conflict and truly act a trusted business advisor. We provide our teams with opportunities and support to develop and cultivate careers that are most meaningful to them and reward them based on their achievements. 

Reporting directly to the CFO of A&M’s Tax Practice, the Director of Operations - Finance will act as a strategic partner and advisor, accountable for driving global initiatives across all areas of finance including, but not limited to, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, billing operations, and training. The Director of Operations – Finance will be responsible for both directed work coming from the CFO, as well as self-directed work that includes input and priorities from the leadership team. This role will drive operational excellence and execution of strategic and important projects in Finance.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist Tax’s CFO in driving strategic initiatives by coordinating and collaborating with different functions and key stakeholders across the business
  • Partner cross-functionally with global business leaders and Operations teams, working across reporting lines, business units and geographies
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and coordinate with relevant teams to put these improvements into practice
  • Drive various special projects, leveraging a broad knowledge of different functions, including Accounting, Finance, FP&A, Billing, and Operations
  • Partner with other Operations functions to create change management and communications strategies to ensure strong adoption of processes and practices across the business
  • Lead the development, implementation, integration, and adoption of new processes, systems, technologies, as needed
  • Manage and / or mentor Operations professionals

How will you grow and be supported? 

At A&M, we know our people drive our growth, and we're focused on providing an employee experience that supports professional and personal development. We provide our team with a robust performance development process which encourages continuous learning and development that rewards you for your contributions. We have the best technical and formalized on-the-job training and offer endless opportunities for professionals to acquire new skills. We also prioritize your well-being and provide personal tools and resources to support you through your personal journey. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. Our Tax professionals consistently share their favorite attributes of A&M are the growth opportunities, our unique, entrepreneurial culture and of course, the fun we have together. The possibilities are endless for high performing and passionate tax professionals. Click to learn more about why A&M is a great place work. 

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of related professional experience in financial analysis, reporting, and finance operations and/or consulting
  • Bachelor's Degree required, specialization in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • Deep analytical skills with ability to translate data and trends into key insights and recommendations, financial acumen and ability to build and manage budgets, models, etc.
  • Ability to handle ad hoc projects as business requirements emerge and evolve
  • Experience in large, matrixed and global organizations preferred
  • Experience organizing and working with multiple, cross-functional teams
  • Thrives in ambiguous environments and can resourcefully work through them
  • High level of accountability; self-driven and motivated
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to think about complex issues using scientific/critical thinking approach to solve problems and make sound judgments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with expertise in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel as needed

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A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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