Finance Director
Performant Financial Corporation - Livermore, CA

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Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Director of Finance will play a significant role within the Finance Department. This dynamic role is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing integration of contemplated merger and acquisitions, SOX implementation as well as managing the Tax area. In addition this individual will be tasked to support with other strategic initiatives for our growing operations

Key will be this professional’s ability to effectively build collaborative relationships within the Finance department as well as with the company’s senior management team. The ideal candidate will have a track record of leading process improvement and will have successfully served in a company within a services business model with revenues that exceed $100 million.

Essential Job Functions include:

Mergers and Acquisitions
•Act as finance project lead for M&A due diligence and/or integration
•Perform analysis and identify key relevant insights to management as part of M&A
•Contribute to development and execution of integration plans
Internal Controls
•Implement, manage and comply with internal control requirements. Pursue and implement best practices for planning, executing, reporting, and analyzing business performance as it relates to Sarbanes-Oxley.
•Develop best practice processes to constantly improve effectiveness and efficiency of controls.
Primary or Key Interface
•Act as the primary interface with external company hired to assist with company’s SOX implementation as well as outside Tax consultants.
•Insure compliance of all company financial policies and procedures.
•Evaluate and recommend financial information systems.
•Drive analytics to identify efficiency opportunities, mitigate potential risks or issues, monitor service delivery activity
•Makes recommendations and decisions in the best interest of the company.
•Supports a positive, constructive, collaborative and progressive work environment.
•Aligns with and executes role consistent with Performant core values of People (respect & communication), Excellence (alignment & dependability), and Innovation (adaptability and continuous improvement).
Non-Essential Job Duties:
•Performing other duties as may be required to meet business needs.
Required Skills and Knowledge:
•Strong leadership skills
•Requires exceptional analytic and critical thinking abilities.
•Possess ability to work in team environment where collaboration and the knowledge transfer process are critical for success.
•Ability to build strong relationships
•Exercises excellent judgment and possesses a keen attention to detail
•Demonstrates good judgment by anticipating the consequences of actions and weighing multiple, sometimes conflicting, priorities
•Ability to make good decisions and perform work independently to drive results given direction in the form of assigned goals objectives.
•Able to solve complex problems, and resolve disagreements with informed, rational debate.
•Acts with confidence and achieves results
•Builds credibility and trust
•Mind-set of continuous improvement and adapts quickly to change
•Demonstrated success managing projects with cross matrix teams
•Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with exceptional organizational skills under pressure
•Skilled in coaching, mentoring, and training.
Physical Requirements:
•Ability to work effectively in fast paced office environment, which may include nights/weekends to meet business needs.
•Sit/stand/walk 8-12hr/day
•Lift/carry/push/pull under and over 10lbs occasionally
•Keying frequency, handling, reaching, and fine manipulation 8-12hr/day
•Minimal travel may be required
Education and Experience:
•BA/BS in finance, business or a related field is required
•MS in business related field, MBA, or CPA a plus
•Has thorough and deep understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley, GAAP and accounting control
•8+ years senior finance experience in companies with revenue in excess of $100m, or as division controller in large corporation.
•Demonstrated success implementing financial compliance programs and controls.

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