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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in Memphis at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/13/2019

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Job Description

Do you have a strong understanding of accounting, financial statements and financial modeling and 7 to 10 years' experience? Do you have experience in a nationwide distribution company? Have a strong experience with accounting and reporting system skills such as F9, Hyperion, Cognos and Excel? If so, our client will want to talk to you.

Vaco Financial is working with a company that is looking a Director Financial Planning and Analysis. To be successful in this role you need to have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. This role is the primary owner for providing analytical and business decision support to drive market expansion, financial forecasts, operating plans and strategic goals for the operating company. The role serves as a key member of the organizations financial team and interacts with corporate, business unit and PEG sponsor management to compile and review annual budgets, generate forecasts, analyze trends in business performance and provide internal and external financial reporting.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Builds a strong business partnering approach and works closely together with Executive Management Team and field operations particularly during the annual budgeting process and subsequent reforecasting.
  • Provides information and analysis for the executive management and private equity sponsor.
  • Leads the effort and collection of information required to develop and/or modify financial plans which include the monthly risk and opportunities, quarterly forecast, annual operating plan and long term strategic plans.
  • Monitors and reports financial performance, analyze and interpret operating results, investigate unusual items and evaluate their effect on business operations. Report results along with recommendations for action.
  • Develop and tract metrics to analyze the performance of the company's various businesses, regions and sales channels and share those results with management in a systematic way.
  • Designs, improves and maintains financial reporting systems and models and assists in the implementation of the Host Analytics project.
  • Owns and streamlines the annual budgeting process such that it establishes linkage to the company's strategy and ensures good cost control.
  • Coordinates budget and forecast activities across operating companies to ensure the involvement of all company management.
  • Development of other financial/operational models/presentations used in conjunction with acquisitions, lenders or others as directed by management.


  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting required. MBA and/or CPA is a plus.
  • Three or more years with Financial Modeling, forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft office (Power Point, Excel, Word).

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