Associate Director, Finance & Administration

Vista Consulting Group (VCG) is the dedicated consulting partner of Vista Equity Partners (www.vistaequitypartners.com), a leading global technology investor with over $46 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Our team of subject matter experts and consultants partner with market-leading software and technology companies to achieve lasting results by investing in the people, knowledge, and connections that have been proven to strengthen their success. Our insights from hundreds of software investments over nearly two decades create a deep and differentiated understanding of how a software company thrives. We work alongside management teams to develop exceptional talent, capture and enhance the knowledge of our companies, and cultivate meaningful relationships across our executive network. VCG is integral to Vista's investment philosophy and vision, offering management teams expertise, focus, and discipline to achieve their goals and advance their operational and growth strategies. Explore current and past Vista companies here: https://www.vistaequitypartners.com/companies/


Why Vista Consulting Group?

Vista's family of companies collectively represent the fourth-largest enterprise software company in the world. We invest in our people, with a relentless focus on talent. At VCG, you will have the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the world's most thoughtful, curious, and talented software executives, including several CEOs named among 2018's top 50 SaaS CEOs: https://thesaasreport.com/the-saas-reports-top-50-saas-ceos-of-2018/


Your role within VCG will strengthen your existing skills, grow and widen your capabilities, and offer you an unparalleled path for personal development and career growth. Do you aim to be the best in your field? Do you enjoy partnering with talented executives and collaborating on challenging business opportunities? Are you curious about how to make great businesses even better? Are you motivated by seeing others succeed? Join us.


What's Different About Vista?

Vista invests in the long-term, sustainable success of our portfolio companies, with the industry's largest dedicated consulting team. Today, Vista's consulting practice has a dedicated staff of over 130 employees, whose sole focus is advancing and partnering with our companies to help leaders and teams within Vista businesses implement proven best practices, sharpen skills, broaden their networks, and continually innovate in their markets. Because Vista only invests in enterprise software, data, and tech-enabled companies, we are in a unique position to scale our approach across the portfolio and to accelerate the growth of both our investments and our people across our global ecosystem of innovation.

 

Job Description: 

We are hiring an Associate Director, responsible for overseeing the implementation of new accounting systems, advising portfolio companies on best business practices, assisting with process improvement and providing staff augmentation when necessary. In this role the Associate Director will partner with other VCG practices and third-party service providers to support the finance and accounting organizations within Vista companies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the accounting system implementation component of a full business application transformation plan from project kick-off through post go-live stabilization
  • Gather and analyze business requirements and critical data elements across the entire finance and accounting function
  • Serve as an expert in accounting system configuration, integration with third-party solutions, and guiding configuration decisions to align to system capabilities, Vista Best Practices and the needs of the business
  • Develop and deliver training to users on critical business systems and processes
  • Review finance and accounting processes, deliver recommendations for process improvements and assist Vista companies with the implementation of such recommendations
  • Partner with Vista companies to ensure a proper month-end close and timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Interact effectively with client executives, vendors and third-party providers
  • Facilitate networking opportunities between portfolio companies to enhance best practice sharing
  • Lead and/or participate in internal initiatives to improve VCG tools, processes, quality and results
  • Development and mentorship of less experienced team within VCG

Skills &Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
  • CPA, MPA, MBA or equivalent certification a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience administering and/or implementing an ERP application such as NetSuite, Oracle, or Intacct
  • Excellent understanding of Finance and Accounting processes, including but not limited to order to cash, procure to pay, general ledger, payroll, expense reporting, revenue recognition, budgeting, forecasting and month-end close
  • Direct experience in creating business change using enabling technologies
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience managing staff
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while facing tight timelines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills and proficiency in working with different systems to retrieve and analyze data
  • Ability to travel 2-4 nights per week on a consistent basis, with longer and/or weekend travel required at critical periods
  • Austin, TX or Chicago, IL locations preferred; will consider remote candidates
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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Located in Two Prudential Tower, our office has spectacular views of Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and Lake Michigan.

An Insider's view of Vista Consulting Group

How does your team reward individual success?

We carve out time from monthly all hands to recognize teams that have gone above and beyond in helping create impact for Vista companies, but also for personal & life achievements like finishing that marathon, community engagement, or bringing home a new puppy. Our growth creates opportunities with a range of pathways for continued advancement.

Wes Anderson

Associate Director, Value Creation

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about the BOSS project we are doing at iCIMS called Project Lighthouse. The iCIMS team is engaged and have come in wanting to transform their business. The comradery we have built between the BOSS team, partners and iCIMS team has been great to lift spirits and have fun while completing the strenuous work a BOSS project can be.

Pooja Gulati

Associate Director, Business Applications

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our “learn-it-all” mentality is central to success at Vista. We draw insight from our unique history, cultivate diverse ideas to expand our library of Best Practices, and spur cutting-edge innovation in areas like AI/ML and blockchain. Alongside our company Executives, we deliver results by learning from—and constantly evolving—our winning formula.

Daniel Diorio

Associate Director, Organizational Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our team helps marketing, sales, and customer success leaders attract the right buyers, turn those buyers into happy customers, and grow them. We spend a tremendous amount of energy on talent development and creating opportunities across our 60+ companies. Vista supports and inspires the most innovative technology executives in the industry.

Jessica Cash

Managing Director, Go-To-Market

What are Vista Consulting Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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