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Sr. Director of Financial Systems - Concord, ON


Concord, ON, CA

Company:  CRH Canada

Job ID:  146253 

Work Type:  Full Time Permanent 


It is a great time to join the CRH Canada team! CRH Canada is going through an exciting business transformation which demands first-class Talent Management support to drive results.

We are building a world- class team. Make your mark!

You will be a successful addition to our team if you look at change as an opportunity to develop and contribute to the business. You will be successful in your role if you like partnering with the business, presenting new ideas and providing excellent customer service.

Position Overview                                                                      

The IT Financial Systems Sr. Director has the overall responsibility for product strategy (in collaboration with business and IT leadership), support services, change management, project delivery, people management, and operational excellence for IT Finance systems for the Americas Materials division of CRH.  CRH is a highly acquisitive, distributed company, which results in a constantly growing and challenging financial systems environment.  A critical leadership position, this leader will not only run the day to day supporting teams, but also provide strategic direction and advice on architectural design of solutions as well as play a critical role in integrations / divestitures to ensure they meet or exceed business needs.  

The ideal candidate is a flexible and well-rounded senior leader with strategic, operational, and program management experience – someone who is self-motivated, detailed oriented, collaborative, and polished in executive messaging and communications.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Provide vision and direction for the financial applications team setting high level priorities, coordinating with business at all levels, and communication on deliverables
  • Work with leadership to develop and execute the financial systems technology roadmap.
  • Become a trusted advisor and collaborate with finance and business leadership to ensure our financial solutions meet or exceed business expectations.
  • Manage the application installation, configuration, upgrades, optimization, and teams supporting assigned financial systems.  Oversees the administration of the organization's financial systems, including
    • Viewpoint:  Accounting system
    • Hyperion Financial Manager:  Accounting Consolidation and North America reporting
    • Hyperion Planning:  Financial Reporting, budgeting/forecasting
    • Proactis:  Procurement and Purchasing System
    • SAP:  North America S4/Hana (future)
  • Define the appropriate organizational structure to support the assigned financial systems.  Leverage both internal, outsource resources (on shore and off shore partners), and managed services to facilitate delivery.
  • Develop and establish appropriate operating policies to ensure optimal performance of application solutions, working in coordination with our IT Operations group.
  • Establish a program for managing/monitoring license structure to ensure it is right sized for the business
  • Build and maintain a high performing team including staffing, technical oversight, assistance with prioritization and project management
  • Lead team in the analysis and resolution of technical problems
  • Investigate and implement solutions to improvements and efficiencies within the financial system environment
  • Vendor relationship management dealing with the financial systems solutions including review, approve and negotiate major contracts, operations and quality management.
  • Creation and management of budget and financial performance on internal and external resources and contracts. 
  • Review and analyze existing applications and develop strategies for improving or leveraging these systems



  • Bachelor degree in Information Systems, Accounting or similar technical discipline
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years of large enterprise experience supporting financial applications.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience managing the teams.
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of SAP S4/Hana, SAP (ECC) required
  • Experience with Viewpoint, Hyperion Financial Planning and Hyperion Financial Management preferred

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Strong financial knowledge and expertise
  • Demonstrable experience in full life cycle management of enterprise applications and services.
  • Implementation of flexible staffing models utilizing both onshore and offshore partners.
  • Extensive experience in solution and application vendor management.
  • Demonstrable experience mentoring and growing managers and staff.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of formal project management methodologies (PMP preferred).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ITSM concepts and processes (ITIL certification preferred).
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with people with a wide range of skills, experience, cultures and capabilities including business leaders, peers, vendors, and staff members.
  • Ability to present ideas in concise, business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Construction or heavy manufacturing industry experience a plus.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% in both U.S. and non-U.S. locations
  • Overtime as required to meet project deadlines.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

  • Office work environment including equipment such as computer, and projector

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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CRH Canada Group Inc. recognizes Canada’s diverse landscape. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

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