Vantage Deluxe World Travel

Director of Financial Planning & Accounting

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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis


Title: Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

Department: Finance

Location: Boston, MA USA




Job Summary for Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

This position is part of the companywide Finance Department. We are seeking an accounting professional to oversee/improve and facilitate day-to-day accounting functions.   Our department and company is run by the numbers, and we strictly adhere to weekly reporting guidelines



About Vantage Deluxe World Travel


Since 1983, Vantage Deluxe World Travel develops and delivers memorable travel journeys on seven continents whether on land, riverboats or small ships.


At Vantage, you’ll discover a dynamic environment and team members who are talented, driven, globally aware, entrepreneurial, flexible in a fast-paced environment and who bring sense of pride and humility to a unique culture.  We offer a great work-life balance and collaborative team environment.


As we evolve technologically and proactively offer differentiated travel experiences to our customers, we search for dynamic, progressive and focused professionals to join the Vantage team whether that’s in our headquarters in Boston, MA or in one of our other global offices.


We offer a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits.




List of Responsibilities

  • The Director of Financial Planning and Accounting will develop goals for and provide direction to small Accounting team , and lead the team to continually improve performance and close time; 
  • Responsible for the month-end close and coordination of the financial reporting package; review financials CFO on a monthly basis; 
  • Manage the year-end audit and or tax schedule preparation process;
  • He or she will also research and provide guidance on technical accounting issues; contribute to the annual planning process; ensure accurate documentation of and compliance with policies, processes and internal controls; and participate in and/or lead special projects, including the implementation new systems/technologies in order to reduce close time and risk.       
  • Responsible for being on time and have accurate financials (15 calendar day close without material misstatement. 
  • Implementing process improvements through technology or process re-engineering that has a positive impact on close time and accuracy.
  • Establish themselves as a mentor and a resource for accounting personnel.
  • Review and reconcile investments and intercompany transactions on a monthly/quarterly basis



Required Skills and Experience

  • Goal oriented
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge that includes GAAP & SOX.
  • Proven success managing and mentoring a top performing team.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, change management, analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong systems experience and knowledge that includes proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and a working knowledge of enterprise systems and business intelligence tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel essential
  • Great Plains Dynamics experience a plus


  • 7+ years of public/private mix
  • Prior Managerial Experience in an accounting role
  • Proven budgeting and forecasting skills
  • Cash management knowledge
  • Ability to multitask
  • Real Estate accounting and financing experience preferred
  • Highly organized
  • BS degree in Accounting a must
  • CPA a plus
  • MBA a plus



Vantage values motivation, commitment, initiative, and a sense of humor. We’re looking for team players who thrive in a diverse and dynamic work environment. If you think you fit the bill, we invite you to apply online today.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vantage Deluxe World Travel is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.




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