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Financial and Business System Director



Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Who we are:

MasterClass is the streaming platform where the world’s best come together so anyone, anywhere, can access and be inspired by their knowledge and stories. We put you in the room with the creators, thinkers, makers and leaders who have changed the world, so that you can change yours.

Members get unprecedented access to 150+ instructors and classes across a wide variety of fields, including Arts & Entertainment, Business, Design & Style, Sports & Gaming, Writing and more. Step into Nas’ recording studio and Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen, and go behind the big screen with James Cameron. Design your career with Elaine Welteroth, get ready to win with Lewis Hamilton, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes and discover your inner negotiator with Chris Voss.

It's a pivotal time for MasterClass – and we want you to be a part of the journey. With a HQ in San Francisco, offices in Beverly Hills and Waterloo, Ontario, we are looking to expand our team to support the business.

If you want to help make an impact on our members' lives – we want to hear from you!

We are looking for more than what a resume can show. If you don’t have the exact experience or skills, but think you’d be a great addition to MasterClass, please apply for the role.


The Director of Financial & Business Systems will be the strategic systems partner working with key finance and business stakeholders, process owners and technology partners to drive finance systems and process transformation that help re-imagine the way the organization manages its financial functions. This person will report to the VP Controller.

What You Will Do:

  • Guide system solution and technical approach to solving business problems
  • Offer strategic guidance and leadership to cross-functional teams that impact or are impacted by Finance and business applications
  • Partner with stakeholders and leaders to develop system roadmaps and long term strategies for process improvement and automation within the Finance and Accounting ecosystem
  • Become an expert in Finance and Accounting business processes and priorities
  • Assist in cross-functional requirement sessions to elicit, document and analyze business requirements and functional specifications
  • Support the Finance team during month-end, quarter-end and year-end process
  • Manage vendor relationships and system integrator engagements
  • Communicate regularly with executive and senior leadership on project status and risk mitigation

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business-related field
  • 10+ years relevant experience in implementing and maintaining business systems including NetSuite, Copua, Salesforce, Zuora and other applications within the Company’s overall ecosystem
  • Extensive experience working with business stakeholders to solve problems in strategic, scalable and efficient way
  • Strong working knowledge of multiple ERP Finance modules: General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, Fixed Assets, Order To Cash, Procure To Pay and Cash Management modules
  • Solid understanding of accounting operational processes and general understanding of general accounting concepts
  • Solid understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley with experience in developing and supporting key controls for SOX compliance and audit
  • Be highly organized with the ability to balance multiple projects at the same time
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance
  • Reside in San Francisco, CA

At MasterClass, we believe we put our best work forward when our employees bring together ideas that are diverse in thought. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. In addition, MasterClass will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you. #LI-EC1

The salary range listed is for NYC/CA/WA. As a company, we have a location based strategy, which means the disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled.

MasterClass’s salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry. In addition to salary, we also offer equity and comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, flexible PTO, and more). The range listed is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

Salary Range
$187,000$215,000 USD