Director, Finance, Publishing

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Job #: 11607
Status: Inactive / Filled
Title: Director, Finance, Publishing
Job Location: Manhattan, NY
Base Compensation: $125,000 — $150,000
Total Compensation: $155,000 — $190,000
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: No
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Job Categories: Finance Treasury Group
Industries: Media


Our client is a top NY based educational publishing company, seeking a Director of Finance to be responsible for the financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. The hired candidate will develop a complete understanding of all key business drivers and will be tasked with creating sophisticated financial models and analyses that support decision making across the entire business.


Position Responsibilities: • Drive an efficient, effective and comprehensive process for developing financial plans and analysis that links to strategic objectives. • Direct all aspects of company’s expense reporting and annual planning and budgeting processes. • Manage the Company’s financial planning process which includes monthly forecasting, 3 year business plan development and annual budget. Act as project manager for the entire budget process setting timelines, ensuring all budgets are accurate, comprehensive and completed on time. Develop budget tools and prepare large complex financial models within our SAP Business Planning & Consolidation system. • Lead monthly expense reporting and analysis for the company and department. Create, implement and produce a monthly reporting package that includes full financial statements, comprehensive KPI reporting, operational Dashboard reporting, analysis of key business trends, and comprehensive executive level explanations of variances and trends. • Create sophisticated financial models that provide financial analysis and decision support to senior leadership on key business components. Advise business leadership of opportunities and risks impacting business performance. Propose potential solutions to complex problems. • Lead development and enhancement of market and competitive analysis. • Lead the preparation of financial analysis, commentary and presentation materials for executive review meetings. • Provide sophisticated financial modeling, financial analysis and valuation support for acquisitions, new product development, long-term contracts and other ad-hoc financial projects. • Complete productivity walks and implement process improvements to reduce process cycle times, improve financial forecast quality, and enhance information provided to leadership for business decisions. • Review, analyze and compare monthly and quarterly operating department financial results and key performance indicators against plan and other internal benchmarks, including working capital and cash flow analysis. • Provide financial analysis around business expense reduction initiatives and capital expenditures. Drive key process improvement initiatives for team across all FP&A processes.


Position Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, any of the Decision Sciences, or related major required. MBA required. CPA a plus. • Minimum 8 years of progressive financial planning and analysis and corporate finance management experience in high growth companies. • Management experience required. • Experience with financial planning for a large enterprise, business unit budgeting and reporting, and financial modeling and analysis, and capital budgeting. • Previous experience using enterprise-wide financial planning systems • Exceptional analytical and financial analysis skills with passion for details and “digging in” • Strong Computer aptitude and proficiency, including expert Excel skills. Proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications is a must – Word, PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Oracle General Ledger and/or SAP is highly desirable. Reporting functions will require ability to quickly obtain Oracle General Ledger and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation tool mastery. • Experience with performance management, scorecards, and dash boarding is highly desirable.


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