Director Operational Finance


  • Gurgaon, Haryana
Director Operational Finance
Job Posted : May 28th, 2024

Job Description

  • Ensure that all required business reports and forecasts, including cash forecasts, P&L forecasting, ad-hoc reporting requests and the annual budgeting process are completed accurately and on time.
  • Manage the Project Accounting team to ensure that projects are being controlled from a financial perspective from Bid Stage to completion.
  • Report Risks, Opportunities, and issues to ensure they are understood and acted upon.
  • Work closely with the Operational team to understand the business, and to provide them with insightful analysis for decision making.
  • Perform deep analysis of results and KPIs to understand budget deviations.
  • To lead statutory/ tax audits with respect to Project Accounting, Revenue Recognitions, AR and WIP and ensure timely completion.
  • Manage the monthly close and Group reporting.
  • Ensure the company complies with Aecom internal controls.
  • Liaison with Shared Service Centres (Manila and Bucharest)
  • Manage the fringe accounting and highlight any potential risks or opportunities to management.
  • Drive the collection and focus on maintaining a healthy Cash flow/ OCF.
  • Liaise closely with Tax team to manage the transfer pricing analysis and any other tax matters.
  • Leading and mentoring a team of 10 finance professionals.

Minimum Qualification:-

  • Degree educated or equivalent in Accounting or similar
  • Ideally qualified ACA, ACCA, CPA or similar

Specific Skills Required:-

  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential
  • Stakeholder management skills including developing strong relationships with Operational Leaders
  • Excellent communication skills, energy and charisma
  • Ability to efficiently navigate financial systems
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to draw conclusions
  • Pro-active resilient approach

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes):-

  • Safeguard – To operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritising safety and security in all that you do
  • Be decisive – Know how to prioritize, advocate focus and accountability
  • Be impactful – Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and results
  • Be client-focused – Be collaborative, innovative and strategic
  • Be the role model – Lead by example, demand excellence, maintain safety and integrity as top priorities



  • 15-20 years experienced professional out of which 5-7 years’ experience in similar role, preferably in a multinational
  • Proven experience of leading a diverse finance team and driving change
  • Experience managing multiple tasks in complex environment
  • Strong background in an Operational Finance role, leading a team, working with Operations Leaders, and partnering the business
  • Practical experience of US group audit or a US reporting environment


  • Experience in local statutory accounts and tax returns, external audits, US GAAP reporting and bridge to local GAAP, managing FX exposure, BS Reconciliations, and cash management.

Additional Comments:-

  • Desired skill – Experience working with projects and the nuances of a time billing company
  • Desired skill – Experience working with Shared Service Centers
  • Desired skill – Oracle knowledge
  • Desired skill – International working experience with the construction / engineering industry


  • Gurgaon, Haryana.

Company Overview:-

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone – uplifting communities, improving access and sustaining our planet.

We’re committed to managing our business with the upmost responsibility and to always strive for better — be that reducing emissions, creating social value or diversifying our senior leadership and workforce.

We understand both the urgency of the challenges facing our society and our responsibility to act in an impactful and enduring way. We’re leading the change towards a more sustainable and equitable future, partnering with those who want to make a positive difference in the world.

We’re listening to clients and the communities we serve in order to improve lives and livelihoods, and to create sustainable legacies for generations to come.