Director, Finance and Operations

Ref: 4216


The location is flexible - Crossref has offices in Oxford, UK and Lynnfield, MA, USA but remote work is an option.

Role Managed by:

Daniel Flynn

Research Associate

t: +1-312-957-6596


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 09/08/2019

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Crossref - Finance and Operations Director

Crossref makes scholarly content easy to find, cite, link, and assess by collecting and sharing metadata from our 10,000 members worldwide. We are a small team with a big impact, and due to the retirement of our founding Finance and Operations Director, we’re looking for an experienced, creative finance professional to join us in fulfilling our mission by improving scholarly communications. This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in an innovative non-profit.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance and Operations Director is a key member of Crossref’s leadership team and has strategic and managerial responsibility for all aspects of Crossref’s finances, HR, legal and governance. You will work closely with the Executive Director, the senior leadership team, the Finance and Operations Team and the board to instill a culture of transparency, collaboration and dynamic leadership across the organization and to ensure that all activities support Crossref’s mission and strategic priorities and foster continuous improvement and innovation while mitigating operational risks.

As part of the leadership team at Crossref you will contribute to our strategic planning and help define and develop our organization’s culture. This role is responsible for planning, preparing, monitoring, reporting and analyzing all aspects of the organization’s finance functions, providing guidance and support with financial reporting, budgets, forecasts, investment portfolios, payroll and benefits. The role also manages all commercial insurance policies (general liability, Directors and Officers, cybersecurity, etc.). You will provide key metrics, insights and recommendations on all financial, HR, legal and governance matters to the senior team, Executive Director, Treasurer and board.

Crossref faces an exciting future as we grow further internationally beyond our existing 120 countries and our staff becomes increasingly distributed. We’re seeking a globally-minded and resourceful person with the skills, vision, and drive to help us achieve our mission. That means putting our community first and making it easier to work with us across the board - from implementing modern systems that work for all our members’ many languages and currencies, to providing personable support. This is not just your average finance role; everyone at Crossref wears many hats, can articulate our value and purpose, and has a naturally collaborative and communicative nature. Come and show your financial prowess and operational flair at Crossref. It’ll be a challenge. But it’ll be fun!

Prospective candidates interested in applying should contact our search partners Perrett Laver. For an informal discussion about the role, contact Daniel Flynn directly at ( to hear more or address any questions you may have.

The deadline for applications will be Friday, August 9.

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