Houston, Tx 77002 US
DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
Hybrid – Downtown
Our client is an international company focused on providing services for the energy business of both renewables and traditional oil and gas companies. The company continues to grow through organic growth, acquisitions, and expanding into new markets. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your skill sets and work closely with operations.
This is a newly created position that will manage A/R, cash management, credit risk, and treasury functions. You will get a lot of exposure to the CAO and CFO.
Oversee the credit, collections, cash management, and treasury functions within our accounting department. Responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective management of these financial operations, playing a critical role in optimizing cash flow, minimizing credit risk, and enhancing overall financial performance. As the Director of Financial Operations, you will lead a team of professionals, develop, and implement strategies, and collaborate with various stakeholders to drive operational excellence and achieve organizational goals.
- Provide strategic leadership and guidance to the credit, collections, cash management, and treasury teams, ensuring the achievement of departmental objectives and alignment with organizational goals.
- Develop and implement comprehensive credit policies and procedures, including evaluating customer creditworthiness, establishing credit limits, and managing credit risk effectively.
- Supervise and manage the collections process, including monitoring and analyzing accounts receivable, coordinating with internal teams to connect with customers, resolve disputes, accelerate collections, and implement strategies to improve collections performance.
- Manage cash flow forecasting, analysis, and reporting, ensuring optimal cash management strategies are in place to meet operational needs and maximize investment opportunities.
- Supervise treasury operations, including the management of banking relationships, cash positioning, liquidity management, and foreign exchange transactions.
- Monitor and evaluate market trends, economic conditions, and regulatory changes that may impact credit, collections, cash management, and treasury activities, and develop strategies accordingly.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Sales, Customer Success and Support, and Finance and Accounting to develop and maintain strong relationships, optimize processes, and streamline operations.
- Provide regular reports and updates to senior management and sponsors on key financial metrics, performance indicators, and risk exposures related to credit, collections, cash management, and treasury activities.
- Drive process improvements and implement best practices to enhance operational efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness in credit, collections, cash management, and treasury operations.
- Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes in financial operations, and recommend relevant innovations and enhancements to enhance departmental performance.
- Innovate the collections and treasury process. Implement high quality credit card platform for small customer payments and evaluate other EBT payment options for customers (direct debit, etc.).
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
- CPA and CTP certifications are desirable.
- Proven experience (8+ years) in financial operations, credit management, collections, cash management, and treasury.
- Strong knowledge of credit risk management, collections strategies, cash flow forecasting, liquidity management, and treasury operations.
- Solid understanding of accounting principles, internal controls, financial analysis, and financial reporting.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing credit policies and procedures.
- Excellent leadership and people management skills, with a history of effectively leading and motivating teams.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
- Exceptional communication and people skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
- Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
- Proficiency in financial software and tools, and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.