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Manager / Senior Manager of Financial Operations: Systems and Data Transformation

Swirlds Labs

Swirlds Labs

Accounting & Finance, Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

About Swirlds Labs:

Swirlds Labs is a fast-growing software company committed to supporting, developing and servicing Hedera, an open source, proof-of-stake platform. Hedera is EVM-compatible and has been specifically built to meet the needs of enterprise and Web3 applications, which require speed, security, stability and sustainability. Hedera’s public network is governed by industry-leading organizations, spanning 11 sectors and 14 regions who oversee the development and direction of the decentralized platform.

About the role:

The Head of Financial Operations Transformation will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's financial operational accounting, systems, and data analytics. The position will be an entrusted cross-functional business partner supporting the Finance department with technology innovation and process optimization. The ideal candidate must have web3 financial, engineering and data analytical skills besides excellent attention to detail, passionate about enabling the financial close process with data efficiency and transformation, and an ability to communicate complex data with a wide array of stakeholders to integrate into the accounting standards and process to enable financial close.

You may find yourself doing all of the following:

  • Leading, evolving, and scaling the tech and data strategy for Financial, Accounting, and Tax functions, including managing the relevant objectives, approach, processes, policies, technology, procedures, and assessing gaps in the enterprise infrastructure that impact financial functions
  • Collaborating with technical and operational accounting to understand the financial information requirements to optimize the process and enhance financial close and reporting
  • Collaborating with external and internal stakeholders (Data Science, Human Resources, Product, Compliance, Marketing, Customer Experience, Engineering, etc) to gather the necessary information, trouble-shoot data, perform data analytics, automate workflow, and deliver reports, as applicable, to support the Financial team in financial close
  • Managing Financial Operations requirements documentation, milestone mapping, prioritization, and communication to facilitate project collaboration and executive readouts
  • Creating thorough financial operational specs, data transformation, and efficiency, project plans to enable financial close acceleration and roadmaps
  • Monitoring program status and rapidly identifying issues/risks. Succinctly communicating issues to relevant stakeholders and proactively collaborate to ensure timely resolution
  • Working with cross-discipline teams to understand privacy, legal, and ethical considerations in the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning and analytics
  • Demonstrating proactive thought leadership by actively keeping up to date on industry trends and developments by making recommendations for areas of opportunity and improvement
  • Acting as the point of contact for Business Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Business Data Stewards, and Technical Data Stewards for data quality and governance-related questions/concerns

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 7+ years of relevant experience, with a proven track record of managing complex data projects and system implementations besides integrations
  • Strong technical background
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment and ability to recommend and implement process improvements, work autonomously, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience working through ambiguity to communicate clear accounting positions and operational solutions
  • Strong knowledge of web3 blockchain technology and the crypto industry
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Robotic Process Automation experience preferred
  • AML and Fraud monitoring experience preferred
  • Consulting experience preferred