Gelia North - Buffalo NY HQ Office - Gelia - Integrated Marketing Communications

Director of Finance (Buffalo, NY)

Gelia is seeking qualified candidates for its Director of Finance.

Gelia — a $114 million marketing communications firm with offices in Buffalo, NY, Cary, NC, Toledo, OH and Peoria, IL — is seeking seeking qualified candidates for its Director of Finance. This is a tremendous opportunity for a growing financial leader who is highly intelligent, collaborative, and looking to grow with a company and ultimately be the successor to the CFO.


  • Comprehensive, enterprise-wide corporate accounting
  • Financial and operational analysis, reporting and insights
  • Treasury
  • Planning, forecasting and budgeting
  • Mentor, manage and lead accounting team
  • Interdependent coordination and compliance on purchasing processes and controls
  • Cross-operational collaboration and problem solving

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum 8 years of progressively more responsible accounting/finance experience
  • Performance driven, hands-on, analytical and strategic thinking
  • An effective communicator with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and excellent Excel skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in a professional services-oriented environment
  • 3-5 years of public accounting (helpful, not required)
  • Experience in a multi-tasking position that includes accounting, operational and administrative responsibilities
  • Experience in a multi-location, multi-state environment (helpful, not required)
  • Purchasing/Procurement compliance orientation
  • Bent towards improving processes and efficiencies
  • Experience with contract review and negotiation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively communicate up, down and throughout an organization
  • Proven results in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. For confidential consideration, please forward your résumé to Jay Irving, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at