Director of Finance |FP&A for publicly traded REIT/Retail company (Big 4/8 CPA required)

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Glendale, CA

Director of Finance


Our partner client is a publicly held Real Estate services company that operates in over 2000 locations in the United States and Europe. They are a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500 and publicly trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Location: Glendale/Burbank area

Position: Director of Finance

Salary: up to $200K DOE + management bonus

Job Description:

They have an incredible opportunity for an accomplished and dynamic Director of Finance to join their Leadership Team in HQ located in Los Angeles, CA. They are looking for a leader who understands how to drive value, has a balance of technical and business acumen, and strength in process improvement with a strong grasp on how to leverage technology.

The Director of Finance will be a key hire and will act as a trusted number two for the VP Finance Operations. In addition, to owning the management reporting for our portfolio, process improvement will be critical to this role. The leader will need to quickly identify, recommend, and implement new processes, technologies, and systems to improve and streamline organizational processes and systems in areas such as Management Reporting/Budgeting/AP and Divisional KPIs etc.


  • Partner with the Operations Division Leaders and work closely with other Financial Planning and Business Finance teams to drive operational and finance performance
  • Support periodic Forecasting, Budgeting and long term Strategic Plan
  • Responsible for internal management reporting for US Store Operations, Retail, Call Center and Accounts Payable.
  • Refine, analyze and integrate the financial statements
  • Provide input on the P&L budget and forecast and constantly identify financial risk and opportunities
  • Ensure that effective process is in place to support new initiatives in Operations such as roll out of new technology, review of potential strategic partners or vendors.
  • Leverage technology to drive finance deliverables.
  • Developing ad-hoc/new analytical methods tailored to unique operational circumstances that arise, in a repeatable manner that can be delegated.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and standardization of finance deliverables
  • Partner and collaborate with the leaders of our functional areas
  • Lead, manage and mentor direct reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year university in Accounting, Finance or Business related area required
  • CPA from Big 4 or Tier 2/National Firm preferred
  • 12+ years of broad financial | FP&A and/or Operations Finance experience with large publicly held companies
  • Experience leveraging technology to drive process improvement and standardization.
  • Demonstrated ability using analysis in a problem-solving manner rather than just as a caretaker, by developing new analysis and improving existing analytical methods.
  • Advanced excel and other financial tool skills.
  • Strong ability to adapt to different audiences, influence directly and indirectly; and communicate with all levels within the organization
  • Ability to communicate cross-functionally, with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to make recommendations, gain buy-in and lead projects to improve the processes and efficiencies of a business team.


Company offers competitive compensation program, in addition to medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, STD, AD&D, 401(k) with company matching, FSAs for healthcare and dependent care. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

*Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

Posted On: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Compensation: up to $200K + Bonus

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 486-9467,

Eva Chiu has over 15 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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