Director, Decision Support -- position in Philadelphia, PA
We are looking for a Director of Decision Support for a major client located in Philadelphia. The client is a global provider of intelligence combining industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare, and media markets.
The compensation package is generous and includes an attractive target bonus range. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-847-2143.
Note: Visa sponsorships not available. Also note relocation assistance is not being offered (could change).
The position reports to the VP of FP&A to provide leadership in the analysis and validation of business and financial data reported across the clients organization.
Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
recommending responses to information/trends that indicate proactive or correction action;
manage, monitor and report on key performance metrics across the business;
provide recommendations to senior finance on both strategic and tactical issues, and provide counsel and support to business units, department operations, and project management expertise in support of key business initiatives
ensure business decisions make good business sense and are based on the appropriate level of financial analysis
work closely with the VP of FP&A to develop the process, analytics, and monitor dashboards by which initiatives are tracked and monitored
gather and prepare financial information and other data for senior management, including providing recommendations and suggesting alternative actions
review financial assumptions and estimates to ensure they are reasonable and accurate
monitor revenue and other global financial indices closely to identify or to anticipate shortfalls or other shifts in the business which require corrective action
apply knowledge of external global economic factors to ensure optimization of financial opportunities
prepare financial analysis, reports and other tools to measure performance against current strategy and provide interpretation
drive process improvements through identifying and leveraging best practices across the organization
challenge strategic concepts and validate the financial assumptions and information which form the basis for strategies
7 10 years experience
Masters degree (required) in finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, statistics, business management or a related field
At least 7 years progressive development and experience in applicable business roles: candidates with robust financial modeling experience with proven financial analysis and/or project management experience; candidates with valuation analysis skills, strongly preferred
At least 3 years of personnel management experience
Ability to articulate concise messages to executive management, including financial data and metrics
Ability to build strong trusted working relationships with internal and external business customers and executive level management; influencing without authority
Strong leadership and teaming capabilities with the ability to operate independently, affect change across functions, and have a track record of delivered results
Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve organizational objectives; with an ability to problem solve and facilitate solutions with limited direction
Exceptional written and verbal communication/presentation skills
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/work stream simultaneously; and travel required up to 25%