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Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

West Corporation Omaha, NE

Job Description



West has established a formal search for a Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) located at our Corporate Headquarters in Omaha, NE. West is a 2.4 billion dollar, global provider of technology enabled communication services, with ambitious acquisition and organic growth targets. We are looking for an extraordinary leader who will foster an environment where teamwork, ongoing professional development, continuous improvement, and exceptional service are valued and rewarded.

This individual will partner closely with our executive team and lead the accounting and financial reporting for every facet of the business. They will lead a large team (50+) and manage the strategic direction of all aspects of the record to report process, including accounting operations, internal controls, and SEC reporting activities. We are looking for someone who possesses Big 4 experience (Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG) as well as the competencies needed to run an enterprise operation at global scale.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain a high performance organization through continual process improvement, adoption of appropriate best practices, and development and oversight of our strong management team
  • Proactively lead global record to report process, including accounting operations, technical accounting and consolidated internal and external financial reporting
  • Lead and direct the timely and accurate completion of the consolidated financial statements and related reports, to include the month end, quarter end and year end close and consolidation processes
  • Responsible for internal control over financial reporting and consistent accounting standards in compliance with laws and regulations (e.g., Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes Oxley, FCPA, SEC, etc.)
  • Oversee periodic filing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Support investor/debt relations function with accurate financial information and corresponding insights to œtell the story about the numbers
  • Participate in M&A initiatives, including portfolio review, financial due diligence/modeling, acquisition integration and financial evaluation of past mergers
  • Work collaboratively across the organization to drive operational improvement of the business. Help focus West on achieving measurable results while driving profitable growth. This may include streamlining decision-making, eliminating redundancies, removing costs, outsourcing activities, etc.





  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, finance, or accounting required


  • Minimum fifteen years of increasingly responsible executive level accounting management experience required
  • Minimum of five years supervisory experience with demonstrated success implementing process improvements required
  • Experience in a global, multi-segment public company and within a global shared services environment preferred


  • CPA Required

Applications accepted through 9/03/17.

EEO Employer 

Job Details

Date Posted August 5, 2017
Date Closes August 6, 2018
Requisition 119290
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00