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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in Virginia Beach at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

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Job Description

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis - Fast-Growing Co Ecommerce Co with a Cause - Virginia Beach - Pay to $160K

Role and Responsibilities:

A creative, charitable, and fast-growing Ecommerce company in Virginia Beach, VA is seeking a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis to take charge and build out its FP&A function. This is a hands-on role that reports directly to the CFO and will play an integral part in building the infrastructure and tools to guide the organization to higher levels of continued growth. This is an ideal role for creative and driven finance director with a heart for giving back and with proven success transforming a growing and developing FP&A functions.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop strategic partnerships with operational and functional leaders across the company to help them identify, analyze and diagnose performance against the KPIs and hold them accountable to these KPIs
  • Proactively monitor, bring awareness to risks and opportunities, and provide solutions to the Business Leadership Team to influence timely business decision making
  • Drive information, analysis and conclusions necessary to allow the business to better understand its revenue, channel, customers and overall business effectiveness to improve performance and lead the company to stronger business results
  • Oversee the development of analytical tools to track consumer and customer marketing programs initiated by the company in a way that valuable data and resulting insights are used to inform and enhance future programs on a regular basis
  • Collaboration with key business partners, especially the Controller, to ensure the accuracy, integrity and overall pace at which transactional and other key data becomes available for analytical use
  • Partner with key stakeholders in the company to develop a robust and comprehensive budgeting and quarterly forecasting process
  • Lead the process for timely budgeting, forecasting, and value-adding financial analysis and reporting by channel, product, customer, and on a consolidated basis
  • Continually look for ways to improve and simplify the execution of the budgeting and forecasting process while ensuring a high degree of accuracy and leveraging systems capabilities
  • Oversee the execution of pricing and standard margin profitability throughout the organization while always driving improvements to free cash flow
  • Continually look for ways to upgrade and evolve current processes and systems within the company through the application of systems thinking approach to process and systems design
  • Leads efforts in the preparation and implementation of the department's long and short-term business plans and operating budgets ensuring the successful achievement of business goals through efficient operations
  • Oversees the reviewing, monitoring and/or evaluation of financial statements and budgetary variances and reports findings to Business Leadership Team offering ideas, insights and/or highlighting business outcomes/ concerns based on financial expertise
  • Provides financial analysis and expertise to business case development for new opportunities
  • Completes ad hoc financial analysis, scenarios, ROI analyses and planning work as needed
  • Reviews and evaluates departmental staff strengths & capabilities and identifies gaps in skills & abilities and creates development plans to promote building department skill sets and abilities that strengthens overall organizational decision-making capability and accountability
  • Lead and manage others within the function through the embodiment of the company's core values, mission, and imperatives of the organization
  • Commit to personal development and growth by actively participating in personal and leadership development initiatives

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • MBA preferred
  • 10 years' experience in a financial leadership role providing leadership in the delivery of management accounting and finance systems & processes
  • Demonstrates sound analytical depth and strong technical capability in finance and/or accounting methods
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to evaluate and analyze business opportunities and present findings in a logical way to all levels of an organization
  • Strategic consulting skills which move beyond adherence to specific analytical tools and methodologies; the ability to generate alternative solutions for consideration and provide comprehensive risk/benefit analysis on those alternatives
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills to be able to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external clients and partners
  • Ability to learn, develop and contribute in a way that promotes and leverages the core values and principles of the business in all aspects of the job
  • Proficiency with information technology and standard software programs to effectively utilize Windows and MS Office applications to include: Outlook, Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint - other packages as required
  • Exceptional organization skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Passion for working in a values-based company in alignment with a learning organization

Apply today or call me directly, Barbara Field, Sr Financial Recruiting Manager, 757-213-6969.

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