We are looking for a Manager 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 competitive, and includes an attractive target bonus range. Contact dbarber@nichetech.com or call 610-847-2143. Note that relocation assistance is not being provided (could change). Also note visa sponsorship is not being offered.

Overview

This position reports to the Director, Decision Support to provide project management expertise in support of key business initiatives. This role supports the analysis and validation of business and financial data reported across the organization; monitors and reports on key performance metrics across the business and will help support recommendations to senior finance on both strategic and tactical issues as well as provide counsel and support to business units and department operations.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Work closely with the strategy team; ensure consistency and commonality across the entire finance function
• Apply knowledge of external global economic factors to ensure optimization of financial opportunities
• Assist in ensuring that business decisions make good business sense and are based on the appropriate level of financial analysis
• Assist in gathering, preparing, and analyzing large amounts of data; provide recommendations and suggest alternative actions
• Challenge strategic concepts and validate the financial assumptions and information which form the basis for synergies
• Work closely with business stakeholders to develop, test and validate critical assumptions including revenue and expense projections for the core businesses as well as potential synergies
• Develop supporting documentation to aid investment decisions by a steering committee
• Support development of consistent opportunity analysis frameworks and repository
• Perform financial modeling on strategic analysis for senior management as needed
• Willingness to travel approximately 10% of the time

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree (required) in finance, accounting, business management. Applicants with an MBA or MBA in progress are strongly preferred
• At least 5 years of progressive development and experience in applicable business roles with strong experience in financial analysis, financial modeling, planning, forecasting and management reporting
• Power user in Excel and PowerPoint
• Proven ability to think and act strategically with the ability to formulate and evaluate strategic business cases; articulating 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
• Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve organizational objectives; able to problem solve and facilitate solutions with limited direction
• Exceptional written and verbal communication/presentation skills
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands for resources